Fright night

Heritage Middle carnival includes ‘Haunted Hallway’

A fall carnival may sound fun but for students at Heritage Middle School, it was also frightening.

The Friday night event on Oct. 22 included all of the carnival staples and something a little extra: The “Haunted Hallway.”

Seventh grade math teacher and event organizer Leanne Denny said twelve teachers created an insane asylum-themed haunted path that was the highlight of the fundraiser.

“The kids just go crazy for that,” she said.

The annual event also included 20 vendor booths compared to last year’s 12 booths. Denny said she hopes the vendor show grows again next year.

Another addition to the event was live music from the band “Seven Day Believer.”

The carnival made a profit of $5,015 from food and ticket sales as well as vendor rentals. Denny said 47 teachers organized the event and split the proceeds to stock their classrooms.

“The teachers who participated each received $106 to use in their classroom,” said Denny. The teachers will purchase things like paper, pencils, pencil sharpeners -- anything else their classroom needs.

“Some teachers pooled their money to buy things like computer software,” she said.

Along with the Haunted Hallway, a dunking booth and other fall festival games were offered. The food stations were also popular.

Denny said the vendor booths attracted many attendees from the community.

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