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Senator Hassan Recognizes Steven Fiore of Atkinson as October’s Granite Stater of the Month

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan recognized Steven Fiore of Atkinson as October’s Granite Stater of the Month. This Halloween, seventeen-year-old Steven set up an elaborate haunted house to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Association in honor of his late grandmother.

A Halloween enthusiast from a young age, Steven has collected various Halloween props, from fog machines to animated creatures, over the years. After Steven’s grandmother passed away from Alzheimer’s in 2021, he decided to honor her memory by setting up a hair-raising haunted house with proceeds going to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Senator Hassan launched the “Granite Stater of the Month” initiative in 2017 to recognize outstanding New Hampshire citizens who go above and beyond to help their neighbors and make their communities stronger. To nominate a New Hampshire citizen to be a “Granite Stater of the Month,” constituents can complete the nomination form here.

To read Senator Hassan’s statement for the Congressional Record, see below.

I am honored to recognize Steven Fiore of Atkinson as October’s Granite Stater of the Month. This Halloween, seventeen-year-old Steven set up an elaborate haunted house to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Association in honor of his late grandmother.

A Halloween enthusiast from a young age, Steven has collected various Halloween props, from fog machines to animated creatures, over the years. His grandmother, who he was close with, was one of the main contributors to the collection and would gift him props for Christmas.

After Steven’s grandmother passed away from Alzheimer’s in 2021, he decided to honor her memory by bringing his passion project to life. Utilizing his props and decorations, Steven set up a hair-raising haunted house for the weekends of October 21st and 28th, with proceeds going to the Alzheimer’s Association.

I especially admire Steven’s creativity and drive in setting up a haunted house that has also brought together the Atkinson community and am glad that more guests will experience the thrills of the haunted house this weekend. By taking a difficult situation--experiencing the loss of his grandmother—and  turning it into a positive force for helping others, by raising money for the Alzheimer’s Association, Steven exemplifies the Granite State spirit and I am proud to recognize his efforts.

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