The Haunted Wilsley Manor on North California Street is more than just an annual place to get your heart thumping, scream your voice away or collect fodder for future nightmares. It is part of what makes Burbank, Burbank.
And no, we're talking about the fodder for nightmares — despite the rhetoric over a future Walmart or the messy construction on the 5 Freeway. We're talking about the sense of community.
Whether it's something as labor-intensive as transforming your property, every year for 23 years, into a massively popular haunted house Halloween attraction, or something as simple as a lemonade stand, seems Burbank is full of creative people who not only think twice about giving to the community, but actually enjoy doing it.