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Keep our Haunt Alive

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Hello Fellow Haunters,

I have some bad news while being out of town helping with a family emergency. All my wood and materials that I use to build our Yard Haunt was taken, I don’t like to word “stolen” cause I hope whoever took it will be using it for a good cause. Around this time of the year is when we start building our haunt, it takes us a good 2 plus month to get it built in time for the grand opening (1st weekend of Oct.).

My brother and I have been building haunted house for the last 20 years as a hobby with all our money going to the Haunt. The reason we build our Haunt is to bring the community closer together especially the little ones so they can have a memory of a lifetime and maybe encourage one little kid to turn their passion of Halloween into something that the community can enjoy. That’s how it all started for us. When we were little walking the streets during Halloween there was that one house that me and my brother were in Aww of and from that day we were hooked and our passion for Halloween started for us.

My brother and I aren’t big into social media,no websites .no face book or no twitter accounts everything is by word of mouth. Just by word of mouth we get 4 to 5 thousand people to come visit our haunt every year. We have even been told that relatives take there vacation around Oct to visit there family just so they can come visit the haunt in the month of Oct.

Every year my brother and I spend anywhere to $1,000 to $1,500 of our own money just for the upkeep of the haunt, which includes wood, jute netting, black sheeting, scene setters, electric cords, lighting, fog juice, fog machines, strobe lights and camo netting. For my brother and I to recoup the items that were taken from us it will take us at least 3 to 4 years to gather all the items together and get back to where we were before the items were taken.

So we are asking the community for Help we need to raise 4 to 5 thousand dollars to Keep the Haunt Alive! Here is the breakdown of the items that were taken from us.

500 pieces of 2 x 4 x 8 wood - $3 $1500
300 pieces of 2 x 4 x 10 wood - $4 $1200
100 pieces of 2 x 4 x 12 wood - $5 $500
6 rolls Jute Netting - $100 $600
20 rolls Black Sheeting - $35 $700
3 rolls camo netting $100 $300

Any help is much appreciated!! Haunt for Life!

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Wow. that sucks. I would be crying if that much was stolen from us. That's a lot of wood to be stolen for nobody to notice. I hope somebody comes forward and says they saw something even if it is anonymously.

What about claiming it on your home/renters' insurance? That might be a way to go to get some of your funds back.
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