On a recent dark and rainy Friday night I found myself in a tiny room surrounded by terrifying screams! I could hear an angry nun slamming a ruler on a desk and yelling at students. A very mean (and funny) hotel clerk screamed at guests and I could hear doors slamming! I shuddered in my tiny room hiding from goblins, monsters, and wolves. I could hear more terrifying screams in the distance. How did I get here?
Suddenly, I heard kids screaming "Madison, is that you?!" and I cracked up laughing. I knew exactly how I got into this tiny room in this house of terror. A few years ago I signed our twins, Stella and Sophia up for pre-school at St. Thecla and that brought us to an amazing community filled with a powerful spirit.
It just happens that the amazing community spirt in the month of October turns to bone-chilling terror! St Thecla hosts an awesome haunted house in the basement of the church throughout the month of October as a school fundraiser! On this rainy Friday night I was working tech inside the haunted house. My job was to open and close an "elevator" door. It was so much fun working inside the haunted house. The past two years I had done concessions which was great too. Last year my husband Tony and I went through the haunted house and it was soooo scary! You have to come to the haunted house this weekend!
I wish I knew all the names of the older kid's parents (and all those involved in the haunted house) because I would love to give them all huge shouts out for being terrifyingly awesome! There is so much work in coordinating the volunteers, running the concessions, prepping the costumes and scarers, selling tickets, and a million other little details. Us younger kid parents are becoming more involved and are learning the ropes. A huge THANK YOU to all those involved. I know it is a ton of work and you are so appreciate. Your awesomeness helps our students and school!
So, as you make your plans for today, Saturday and Sunday be sure to head on over to SCARY and Devon for the Hair Razor Haunted House! Here are the details! We'll listen for your screams! And, thanks for supporting St. Thecla!
Hair Razor Haunted House
October Saturday 28th
No Scare Lights On 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Show up in costume and trick-or-treat throughout the haunted house. Tickets are $6.00
Hair Razor haunted house 7 pm to 10:30 pm
October Sunday 29th
Hair Razor haunted house 6 pm to 9:30 pm
Where: Basement of St. Thecla Church
6725 W. Devon Ave., Chicago, IL 60631