Terror will return to Tahoe
Terror in Paradise, Tahoe’s longest-running and scariest haunted house, will take place this year thanks to Longs Drugs, which has offered the old Boarding House building free of charge.
The 12th annual Terror in Paradise will open Oct. 27 and run through Halloween Night, Oct. 31 at 4118 Lake Tahoe Blvd., next to Longs Drugs. Hours of operation will be from 6:30 to 10 p.m. each night.
General admission is $6 and the cost for children under 12 years of age is $4.
All proceeds will benefit Christmas Cheer.
“There are no words to express our gratitude to Longs. Without them we didn’t stand a chance. We had given up all hope of holding the haunted house this year,” said Clay Cunningham, one of the organizers.
“It normally takes us a minimum of three weeks to get this set up and running. With only a week to go it was looking very grim. Thanks to Longs and a lot of volunteers, it looks like this could be our best year yet.”
“We’re not completely out of the woods yet. We still need people to volunteer. We need help with everything from building to advertising. We really need to get the word out. With less than a week to go until we open, we need all the help we can get,” Cunningham said.
Terror in Paradise was started 12 years ago by a handful of dedicated locals who wanted to build something for Tahoe by Tahoe.
Every penny made by the haunted house goes to charity. So far, $40,000 has been raised for Christmas Cheer. All operating costs come from separate fundraisers and out of volunteers’ own pockets. Volunteers have spent thousands of hours working to make this the scariest and best haunted house in northern California.
To volunteer or for more information contact Clay Cunningham at (530) 577-3919.