Boys and Girls Club seeks AIRSCARES volunteers

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Calling all ghosts and ghouls – the Boys and Girls Club of Airdrie (BGCA) is looking for volunteers for its sixth annual AIRSCARES. The haunted house will be held in the old Main Street fire hall for the second year in a row.

Opening Oct. 13, the house will be up and running until Halloween night excluding Monday and Tuesday evenings. Volunteers are needed to help with the building, decorating and even the scaring for the haunted house.

Jessica Nash, manager of events and volunteer co-ordinator, said the event is a great way for Airdrie residents to come out and support the BGCA without having to donate a lot of money or time.

“Their main goal once they’re in there is to try and scare,” Nash said.

She said the BGCA is looking forward to this year’s event.

Last year, the haunted attraction saw crowds of more than 450 people, and Nash said she expects it will only get bigger this year.

“I think that a lot of the residents in Airdrie kind of look forward to it,” she said. “Every year we’re getting just a little bit better and more creative.”

AIRSCARES is the BGCA’s biggest and longest fundraiser. Volunteers spend four to five weeks assembling the rooms of the house and testing out their scariest screams.

This year’s theme is twisted fairy tales.

Volunteers must be 14 years or older to act in the house. A mandatory meeting will be held Sept. 30 at the BGCA’s East Lake location from 1 to 2 p.m. to discuss volunteer opportunities.

All volunteer forms and waivers can be found online on the AIRSCARES Volunteer Facebook page. Completed paperwork can be emailed to Jessica Nash at jnash@bgcairdrie.com

For more information about the volunteer orientation, please call 403-948-3331.

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