Hebron’s National Junior Honor Society held its 11th annual Haunted House in October. The students this year surpassed all previous records in attendance and money raised. There were over 1,000 people that attended, bringing in more than $4,500. All of this money will be used to help buy gifts for families in need from their community at Christmas.
During the kid time, lights were left on, masks were not on, and many of the rooms in the haunted house even passed out candy to the children attending. There were over 300 attendees during this time slot. There was a kid area in the media center set up for younger children so they did not have to wait in line, which at times took over an hour to get into the haunted house. In the kid room they could watch movies, color, and play games. Later in the evening the haunted house was open to anyone.
The student workers came in after school on Wednesday and started setting up that evening, and many returned the next morning to continue their decorating. After the kid time both nights, the workers had an hour break to eat pizza, relax, and get themselves ready for the open time in which they really put on a show. There were many upperclassmen who helped with supervising areas, handing out waters to the workers and guiding groups through the haunted house. The majority of the workers in the haunted house though are in middle school or are freshmen that are in the NJHS. In all there were more than 100 workers at all times helping to run the event.
The NJHS would like to thank all the parents and staff members that helped them set up and clean up, the local businesses that donated items for the students to use, and especially everyone that came out to attend this event.