The Haunted Halloween Ball and The Pork Tornadoes held their 5th annual Halloween party at the Doubletree Ballroom in Cedar Rapids on October 26th, 2019. More than 1700 people attended the sold out event, which featured the biggest costume contest in the area, as well as performances from The Pork Tornadoes, Alisabeth Von Presley, B2wins and Lady J. Every year, proceeds from the event have been donated to a local charity. Beneficiaries in the past have included, Habitat for Humanity, Boys and Girls Club, Cedar Valley Humane Society and Eastern Iowa Arts Academy. The event organizers chose Eastern Iowa Honor Flight to be the charity beneficiary for this year’s party and just recently presented a $10,150 donation check. Over the last 5 years, the band and event has donated just under $50,000 total to local charities.
Pictured in the photo from left to right are: Mike Schulte, Molly Schulte, Allen Steckl, Kelli Kurek, Mike Kurek, Dick Bell, Jason Brandon, Brooks Dechant, Jaime Duart, and Joe Vaassen.