Scary setups needed for haunted house
Published: Saturday, October 21st, 2006
DECA wants to scare up some friends. And the scarier the better. They need volunteers to take on the decorating of about seven spaces at the haunted Dungeon House. As part of Red Ribbon Carnival and its anti-drug campaign, the group is putting up the haunted house for the community for Halloween, said Valerie Sanchez, who is a DECA member and the high school senior in charge of the haunted dungeon. Tucumcari High School teacher and sponsor of Distributive Educational Club of America, or DECA, Antonio Pacheco, said the students earn money from admission to the haunted house to participate in leadership workshops and for their annual trip, which, this school year, will be to San Antonio, Texas, during the spring break. The only cost a business or group has for decorations is to help decorate and make it spooky. The sponsoring group can then put up a sign with the name of their company or organization on that space, he said. "The kids love it," Pacheco said, "We have a fun safe environment, where the kids can come for Halloween. And with the Red Ribbon Carnival, there are lots of activities for them to participate in." Cost for the haunted house is $2, admission to the exhibition hall, where there will be informational and activity booths and refreshments, is $1 or one can of food that will be donated to needy by the Ministry of Hope.
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