A Gala of a Different Sort: Halloween Doors & More 2017

Join Community Hospice of Northeast Florida for the 13th anniversary of Halloween Doors & More, a gala of a different sort for all ages. The event will take place on Saturday, October 21st from 2 to 7 p.m. at the Jacksonville Fairgrounds Exhibition Hall.

This event features a spin on the average trick–or–treating experience and is bursting with activities and attractions for children and parents alike. Participants are invited to explore the 14–foot fantasy doors that will feature exciting ventures like Superhero City and The Island Adventure. And don’t forget the return of classic favorites; you’ll get your groove on in the Scooby Doo Family Disco, enjoy a spooktacular make-over at the Emerald City Salon, or hang out with Jaxson de Ville at his awesome playhouse! Each door features special games and activities for the children to partake in. Even the adults have a special place to hang out at the Ghostbusters grown up Grotto. Food and beverage are available for all as well.

Visit HDM.CommunityHospice.com for tickets and more details.

Words from a Volunteer About Halloween Doors & More

In 2012 three very enthusiastic women asked me to come join their committee for Halloween Doors & More. I had just moved to Jacksonville and had never been to or heard about the event. To my surprise this event was more than amazing it was spectacular. The weeks leading up to the event were filled with brainstorming, crafting, fun, and laughter. The week of setup was even better. We worked to bring Harry’s Wizarding World to life. All the planning and ideas started to take shape and in five days we had an amazing interactive fantasy door that the kids just loved. Then came the day of the event. As a first-time volunteer and participant, I was blown away. Halloween Doors & More was like Disney World in Jacksonville. My two sons had the time of their life that day and I couldn’t have felt better about what we had done and for whom we were doing it for. The money raised for this event supports children living with life-limiting and life-threatening illness, disease or injury. They don’t get to live the life my children do and what better than to bring both worlds together for an amazing day where everyone can dress up and just be kids. I have now worked with HDM for 6 years and every year it just keeps getting better. Being a volunteer for this event is more than just a way to give back it’s a way to change someone’s life in your community.

-Roxanne Epstein

For more information or questions about volunteering at Monster Mash Dash or Halloween Doors & More, please call 904.407.6139 or email [email protected].

All proceeds of Halloween Doors & More will benefit Community PedsCare, a nationally recognized pediatric palliative and hospice program for children with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions. As a program of Community Hospice of Northeast Florida, Community PedsCare collaborates with Wolfson Children’s Hospital, Nemours Children’s Specialty Care and the University of Florida – Jacksonville. Community PedsCare offers support, comfort, and care to more than 170 children and their families each day in Baker, Clay, Duval, Nassau, and St. Johns counties.

Come out and support the kids of our community. Let’s have some Halloween fun!

GIVEAWAY! Check the JMB Facebook page tonight at 6pm to enter to win! The winner will win a family 4-pack of tickets to this event!!


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2 Responses to A Gala of a Different Sort: Halloween Doors & More 2017

  1. Mary Baker Jul 1, 2017 at 11:07 am #


    My name is Mary, and I am interested in volunteering in the Doors and More event. My parents have volunteered in the past. I would like to get more information regarding volunteering opportunities for this event.

    Thanks in advance.

    Mary Baker.

  2. Roxaane Oct 4, 2017 at 8:59 pm #

    Thank you for your interest in Halloween Doors and More. Please see link below for volunteer opportunities.


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