On Friday, October 28, 2011, the students of NCSU’s Circle K pulled off another successful haunted house at the Girls Club of Raleigh on N. Raleigh Boulevard. The Girls Club serves as an after school program for boys and girls, and for more than a decade it has provided an alternative to traditional Halloween trick or treating in the area, so parts which some may consider unsafe. This year, more than a hundred children and parents were able to enjoy the Halloween party and go through Circle K’s haunted house.
Set up began Thursday evening in The Girls Club’s cafeteria by hanging black plastic sheeting for walls in a horseshoe pattern that would take the children on a tour from the back door of the cafeteria around the kitchen counter and then across the back of the room to an entrance leading into the main part of the Girls Club. Friday afternoon brought more volunteers to cut out panels in the sheeting and setting up props and scenery for the “Area 51” alien-themed adventure. By six o’clock, the students were in costume, complete with make-up, and for the next two hours provided a scary experience for the children, parents, and staff of the Girls Club.
“For many years, the students of NC State Circle K have helped the Girls Club provided a safe, fun, Halloween alternative for boys and girls in the community,” Raleigh Kiwanis Club Circle K Committee member Jeffrey G. Marsocci said. “With a lot of creativity, imagination, and hard work, the haunted house is always one of the most enjoyable and impactful Circle K events of the year.”
Nearly 20 Circle K members, Jeffrey Marsocci, as well as Kathy Marsocci and Melissa Hallman from the Kiwanis Young Professionals of Raleigh worked on the haunted house and helped the night of the event.