Youth Go's haunted house celebrates 34th season
Thursday, October 3, 2019
When the air starts to get cooler and leaves start to change colors, most people begin to think about autumn and all that the season brings. The staff and young people at Youth Go have been in a fall mindset for months! We have been working hard to get ready for our 34th annual Haunted House season. Youth Go’s Haunted House started as a way to raise funds for the organization. Today it has evolved into much more.
Through the Haunted House, we provide three different events for the community:
The Hallows - Haunted trail walk
Children’s Day - Non-scary event
Traditional Haunted House
These events provide plenty of spooky fun for the youth that take part, as well as countless meaningful opportunities to grow and learn new things. The youth volunteers gain leadership skills, a sense of pride, a creative outlet, the chance to work as part of a team, and so much more.
During the course of each year, the Haunted House welcomes thousands of customers and hundreds of adult volunteers. More than 125 youth take part in designing, building, and acting. Nightly, we have about 60 youth volunteers, or scare-actors as we call them, inside the house ready to do their part to give our customers a frightful experience.
We want to invite YOU to get involved and check out all of the hard work that we have put in over the last few months. Here are the ways to do that:
Do you like to be scared? Come to “The Hallows” and/or “Haunted House” and let our young people do their thing.
Are you more of a pumpkin and friendly ghost person? Grab your children, grandchildren, or nieces and nephews and head to “Children’s Day at the Haunted House." You’ll get a lighted tour of the house, trick-or-treat candy in each room, and the chance to play some fun games!
Do you have a big heart and like to help? Come and volunteer at Children’s Day on 10/5 or 10/26! Sign up to hand out candy, draw face paint, or run a carnival game!
Youth Go is a youth directed, supportive community which offers youth opportunities to learn, grow and feel comfortable with themselves and others. The non-profit youth drop-in center was founded in 1969 by youth and supportive adults looking for a safe gathering place. It is located on the border of Neenah and Menasha. Visit their website for more information on the organization and the Haunted House events.