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Haunted Barn benefits Boy Scouts

To the Editor:

Just wanted to thank this awesome community for coming out and supporting our very first ever Haunted Barn at Fluffy Butt Acres! We had 748 people come thru our three barn haunt Friday and Saturday, even after only advertising it for a week! It was all the crazy brainchild of Jamie Seiser and I who thought it would make a great fundraiser for Boy Scout Troop 17.(Jamie and his wife Robin, have two sons who achieved their Eagle Scout rank in the program.) After checking into the cost of additional insurance for the event, our spirits were doused. And then came Spangler Automotive offering to sponsor the insurance with only one week until the event to advertise. We were ecstatic!! Scoutmaster Dave thought we were crazy (agreed) but stepped up to help us make it happen.

Huge shoutout also to Jeremy & Becky Lake, who used to run a haunted house in Oklahoma but now live in Kamrar. They so graciously offered to help us and let us include some of their awesome props in the haunt! Jeremy had great advice for us and we really enjoyed their help and guidance!

And last but not least, thank you, thank you, thank you to all the volunteers that came out to be part of the Scream Team, as well as people to help park, take money, stage groups thru, and our on staff nurses both nights. Thank you to TMI for donating the porta potty use for the weekend as well. Without you all, it would not have happened.

We were able to present WC Boy Scout Troop 17 with a check for over $4,000 yesterday. Being part of Scouts since I met Dave in 2005, I have seen the importance of leadership programs like Boy Scouts for so many kids from an array of backgrounds. Programs that teach morality, kindness, conservation, being outdoors, live saving skills, respect and loyalty. The world needs more of that and we’re happy to help support a better future, one child at a time.

God bless and we look forward to next year being bigger and better than ever.

Shelly Bergeson

Webster City

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