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Haunted Highway a Success!

2020 a Year of Doing Things Differently

By Trisha Penabade, KCA Recording Secretary

KCA’s Haunted Highway display at Keystone Park

The Keystone Family Fun Day is our community’s signature event for October but due to the pandemic, we were unable to hold our event.  This year the County’s Park & Recreation Dept. hosted an alternative event for Keystone to enjoy, The Haunted Highway was held on October 30 at Keystone Park.

Keystone Civic Association along with many other of our community businesses and organizations participated and the safe socially distant event was a hit.

Joe Monroe, Recreation Program Supervisor, reported they served 1,250 participants with the haunted drive-thru, which had 20 displays.  The two-hour event was so popular it caused quite a traffic jam on Gunn Highway.  Big Thanks to Hillsborough County Sheriff’s department for the signs and deputies to help with the traffic.

The following businesses and organizations created displays for everyone to enjoy:

*      Keystone Civic Association

*      Keystone Prep High School

*      Panini’s Bar & Grill

*      Show on the Road

*      Tampa Catholic

*      Westchase Recreation Center

*      Egypt Lake Recreation Center

*      Carrollwood Meadows Recreation Center

*      Roy Haynes Recreation Center

Other organizations who donated to the event were; Winn Dixie, Vigo & Alessi, Woodworks Kitchen & Bath Designs,

Fusion Medispa, Keystone Village Barbershop, subway, Bahama Bucks, Hungry Howies, McDonalds, Hillsborough County Library Services, and Friends of the County Parks.

The event was fun for all who drove through Keystone Park to see the displays with greetings from a safe distance.  At the end of the trail, they were provided a treat bag.  Doing things differently is fun but I look forward to getting back to the way we used to do things soon.


November 2020
1. Gunn Highway- A Scenic Corridor
2. Tennis Court Update at Park
3. Keystone Community Grants Deadline December 14
4. Haunted Highway a Success!
5. 2nd Annual Food Drive “Drive-Thru” Event
6. Key Partner Spotlight – The Armory