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Haunted House and Safe Halloween organizers seeking new volunteers

Safe Halloween 2012 Report

This year’s Safe Halloween event, which moved from its location at the District of Sooke offices and Sooke Fire Hall, was successful in numbers but not without its growing pains.

The building of the Haunted House by several members of the Sooke Fire Department was onerous. It was the hope that more community groups or businesses would participate in the build and design of the rooms. As many as 1,196 patrons went through the house and were pleasantly haunted by the few actors and staff in the Haunted House.

Although the main framework for the house has been built the Safe Halloween Committee wishes to put the call out to the Sooke Community groups, businesses and service clubs to jump on board and help build and design the 2013 Safe Halloween Haunted House.

Next year marks the 20th Sooke Safe Halloween event. We have come a long way in the past 19 years with your support. You may remember the horror of Halloween nights in the distant past.  Vandalism and violence marred the evening and prevented parents, children, and others from enjoying their evening outside their homes. Local business owners would spend the night in their shops in hope of minimizing the destruction of their investment.  We have seen a shift in the social patterns of vandals and a complete elimination of violence so readily visible in the past. In fact, we have successfully altered the way Sooke children and youth view Halloween. We can be proud of our achievements.

Please consider becoming a part of this fabulous local event by contacting Rick Armour at: rjarmour@shaw.ca or Steve Sorensen at ssorensen@sooke.ca

Contributed by Rick Armour

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