Photos Courtesy of Mr. Shine Car Wash

Head over to Mr. Shine Car Wash for some spooky fun for a good cause during their Haunted Car Wash on Fri., Oct. 28 and Sat., Oct. 29.

Held from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. both nights, the car wash tunnel is turned into a spooky experience thanks to employees who dress up and scare people as automobiles go through the car wash.

“I am on the International Car Wash Association Marketing Advisory Board and we discussed haunted car washes a lot during the pandemic. It has been a widely popular event for operators in the car wash industry over the past several years but operators started to get really creative with it during the pandemic because it was something fun people could do with their families safely,” says Alivia Gleason, business manager for Mr. Shine Car Wash.

To ensure the safety of employees, some of the equipment is turned off for safety purposes during the event, but otherwise it’s a regular car wash, but with a chilling twist.
To make the event special this year, the fundraiser is in honor of 7-year-old Carson Hunter, who was diagnosed with cancer last fall at Phoenix Children’s Hospital. “I reached out to my friend and asked her for Carson’s favorite childhood cancer organization. Carson said, ‘Phoenix Children’s Hospital’s Animal Assisted Therapy program,’” says Gleason.

“I like how the animals are really fluffy and friendly. The dogs helped me calm down when I was getting chemo. They always made me laugh, and I loved to see their tricks! I’m glad animal therapy can help other children at PCH!” says Hunter about why she chose PCH AAT.

Lake Pleasant Real Estate is helping sponsor the event, which costs $20 per car and $15 for unlimited wash club members. A portion of the proceeds will go directly to PCH AAT, along with any additional cash and card donations.

Mr. Shine Car Wash is located at 25500 N. Lake Pleasant Parkway, in Peoria.