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'Frat house of fear': Fraternity raises money for Jubilee Center
Erik Dodge
Antelope Staff
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"Frat House of Fear" volunteers pose with the donated item. All proceeds from the haunted house are donated to the Jubilee Center.

After being chased by a man with a chain saw, you are led down a dark hallway, the only light marking the way coming from the guide’s flashlight.

She opens a door on your right and tells you to step inside. At first glance you let out a sigh of relief. The room is black and covered by three colors of dots. Just as you are ready to turn around to leave, you notice a few of the dots seem to shift on the wall. Suddenly three men jump at you. They are wearing all black, with even their faces painted and covered in the same dots as the walls.

The polka dot room was a favorite of visitors to last year’s “Frat House of Fear,” put on by the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity. “The polka dot room was really fun. My groups really enjoyed it,” said Roxy Steinbrink, who led tours of the haunted house last year.

Pi Kappa Alpha raised over $540 and 650 canned food items for the Jubilee Center through that haunted house.

“Frat House of Fear” will show off a few changes from last year including a haunted cornfield in a redesigned main room. “We are trying to change things up for our repeat customers,” haunted house chairman Ryan Sloan said. However, much of the format will stay the same with volunteers from the sororities leading groups through a large main room, followed by various smaller themed rooms. Carry overs from the previous year will include chain saws and a clown room.

Planning for the event began even earlier than in previous years, according to Sloan. “Our goal is to draw more people, raise more money and more cans this year than the year before,” Sloan said. 

Pi Kappa Alpha will host the haunted house in University Residence North on Oct. 29 from 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. according to fraternity president Nate Summerfield. Admission costs $2 or two canned food items, and all proceeds will be donated to the Jubilee Center.

“Visitors can expect to have a good time at our haunted house while supporting a good cause at the same time,” Sloan said.

Video by Chelsea Archer

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