Van’s Car Wash & Quick Lube is getting ready for its fifth annual Halloween-themed haunted event. The car wash at the Apple Ave. location will be transformed into a terrorizing tunnel, to benefit a local charity.
The event began in 2015, with about 90 cars participating. This year, Van’s expects to see 1,000 or more. Annually, this event raises thousands of dollars for a local non-profit. Pioneer Resources, this year’s benefactor, offers a diverse array of individualized supports for persons with disabilities and seniors. They provide housing, transportation services, ABA Therapy for individuals diagnosed with Autism, recreational opportunities, employment and vocational training services, independent living support, and recreational opportunities in Muskegon and Ottawa counties. For more on their services: www.pioneerresources.org
In the past, the Haunted Car Wash was integrated with the operating car wash. This year, because of the volume of cars and for the security of the volunteers, the car wash will not be running for safety reasons. The additional volunteers will allow for more haunting and special effects in the tunnel. Each car will also receive a spooky goodie bag while supplies last.
When: Nov. 1 & 2 from 7-10 pm
Location: 2226 E. Apple Ave., Muskegon
Cost: $10 donation, 100% of the proceeds going to Pioneer Resources
Van’s Car Wash & Quick Lube has been locally owned and managed, serving the community since it opened its first car wash on Sherman Blvd. in 1969. The Haunted Tunnel is one of many events on the 2019 calendar, all to celebrate 50 years of service in the community. For other upcoming events and promotions, please visit vanscarwash.com for details.
Services include car washes and quick lube/oil change services with seven locations in the Muskegon, Fruitport, and Fremont areas. The Sherman location offers repairs and other maintenance. Van’s car washes are one of the few locations that prep and spot clean your car before the automated wash. Also, with each oil change or auto service purchased, customers receive a free car wash. For a list of all locations and Haunted Tunnel details, please visit vanscarwash.com.