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Terror in Paradise needs volunteers

Jim Grant/Tahoe TribuneShirley Lira, co-owner of Lira's Market, gives candy for the Terror in Paradise Haunted House to goblins, from left, Max Corso, Adam Hustler, Cody Cunningham and Jamie Hustler.

“Terror in Paradise” is composed of volunteers whose main objective is to put on the best haunted house attraction in the state of California, while at the same time raising money for local charities.

Armed with black paint, cardboard and screws, they have managed to turn out a great haunted house year after year. Thanks to the donations and help from the community they have endured, but volunteers are needed to help run the haunted house this year. In addition, the fund used to buy supplies and get started on building each year has been depleted and donations of money are needed. The spooky building will be open from 6 to 10 p.m. Oct. 26 through Oct. 31 at Tahoe Paradise Park.

Among the many businesses that annually support the haunted house is Lira’s Market in Meyers. This year they provided more than 1,000 candy bars to give to everyone who survives the haunted house. Longs Drugs donates several hundred dollars of props, candy and other supplies and a variety of donations are given by Kmart and Harrah’s Tahoe. The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Work Program provides people with community hours they need to work off. People with certain skills are hand-picked to help with design, construction, painting and clean up.

Anyone who would like to help by constructing rooms, being a character or donating supplies would be greatly appreciated.

To volunteer and for more information call (530) 577-9881 or Clay at (530) 544-6494.

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