Mike and Amy Martin of Asbury Road hosted the 4th Annual Martin Farm Haunted Hayride in Westfield on Saturday evening. The fearful fun began at 5:30 p.m. and included an abundance of chicken stew and hot dogs, along with roasted marshmallows. Music was provided by the Lonesome Journey Band and all who attended were asked to bring nonperishable food items to benefit the Northern Stokes Food Pantry.
Since its inception, the one-night event has grown from 100 people to around 350 and takes around 20 to 30 volunteers, three tractor drivers and more than a dozen people to prepare food.
“Hosting the hayride is worthwhile because kids ask to volunteer and work so well together to make it a successful event. Watching the community come together with all those smiles is heartwarming,” said Amy Martin.