October 13, 2009

Optimist Club coordinates charity haunt

I've heard of local haunts and favorite haunts to describe places where people often gather; but this is the first time I have ever heard of a charity haunt, and what a haunt it is!

Terror on the Fox is the haunted house attraction coordinated annually by the Optimist Club Green Bay-Preble, Wisconsin.  The Optimist Club has been involved with the charity haunt for thirteen years and it has become the club's biggest fundraiser. 

According to club member Chris Boland people don't quickly realize that the haunted house is an Optimist Club activity; however, Optimist Club members plan year-round for the event and approximately 60 volunteers work behind the scenes while the event is open.  The Bad Boys Scenic Design creative group has been retained to make the house fresh, new and scary each year and it's the newness keeps people coming back. 

They also offer special days for reduced and sometimes free admission and this year plan to be especially aware of the economic conditions of many families. 

Last year, Terror on the Fox attracted more than 20,000 visitors and cleared more than $26,000.  The funds are distributed to local youth organizations and allow the Optimist Club to conduct their programs annually.  They are also welcome to new members and new ideas for service projects in the community.  They also receive help from the Phoenix Optimist Club, a college club associated witih the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. 
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Terror on the Fox is open now through October 31.  Take a look at the schedule and make arrangements to be scared today.

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