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Two Harbors students plan Halloween scare fest

Bloody prom queens offer shrieks and popped balloons in the prom section of Haunted Halls at Two Harbors High School on Friday, Oct. 26. The spooky program was a fundraiser organized by the cheerleading squad, football team and National Honor Society students. (Teri Cadeau/News-Chronicle)1 / 4
A mannequin arm wielding ghoulish Santa and Chucky Doll guard the entrance to the carnival section of Haunted Halls at Two Harbors High School on Friday, Oct. 26. (Teri Cadeau/News-Chronicle)2 / 4
Eighth-grade art students contributed to Haunted Halls by creating creepy tombstones. (Teri Cadeau/News-Chronicle)3 / 4
Attendees bravely step inside the blood spattered entrance to the zombie section of Haunted Halls. (Teri Cadeau/News-Chronicle)4 / 4

Cheerleaders and football players and National Honor Society students — oh, my! — joined forces to scare the pants off of Haunted Halls attendees at the fourth annual spooky event at Two Harbors High School on Friday, Oct. 26.

Students donned creepy masks, used bottles of fake blood and transformed the high school halls into creepy themed zones for the walkthrough.

"Our themes change every year," organizer and cheerleading coach Melanie Ross said. "We always get suggestions from people and we start buying creepy things whenever they're on sale to prepare."

Some of the themes this year included a black forest, a zombie zone, The Purge and a cult section.

Funds raised from Haunted Halls go toward cheerleading uniforms, conference T-shirts for football players and the general NHS fund. The event always takes place the weekend before Halloween, which almost always lands on the same weekend as football playoffs.

"The football players will have to go home right away at 9:30 to try and get some sleep before they play in the big game at 1 p.m. tomorrow. We wish it didn't always end up at the same time, but more often than not, it happens," Ross said.

Teri Cadeau

Teri Cadeau is a reporter for the Lake County News-Chronicle. 

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