La Jolla students create, collaborate on haunted house

La Jolla high school students and members of the Interact Club Thomas McBee, Tom Wheeler, Nick Wagener, Matt Twohig, Trevor Knox and Kevin Riley worked on Bird Rock's Haunted House. Photo: Pearl Preis
La Jolla high school students and members of the Interact Club Thomas McBee, Tom Wheeler, Nick Wagener, Matt Twohig, Trevor Knox and Kevin Riley worked on Bird Rock's Haunted House. Photo: Pearl Preis

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Several La Jolla high school students and members of the Interact Club worked more than 300 hours in the last month to help create and execute the annual Bird Rock Haunted House. This eight-year tradition, under the direction of community enthusiasts Leslie Davis and Dave Garrity, has become the highlight of Halloween.

The boys combed the alleys and scavenged the swap meets looking for recycled items they could turn into treasure for the backdrops and props at the haunt.

This year Interact students Tom Wheeler, Kevin Riley and Matt Twohig, David Roos along with Stephen Wilkinson, Nick Dichev, Thomas Mc Bee, Nick Wagener and Trevor Knox, worked with Davis and Gerrity to add a sponsorship/charity element to the haunt.

Twohig designed and built a Haunt website and Wheeler developed a sponsorship/donation program where community members could donate to help sponsor Haunt as well as give back to a others in need. A large portion of all donations will be given to LJHS Interact Club to help fund the building materials for their Project Mercy Home Building project in Mexico next Spring. They will be building a home in Mexico for a family who has no home, which typically transform their lives.

Interact Club is the largest and most active community service club at La Jolla High School. I is sponsored by and guided by Cal Mann and the La Jolla Rotary Club.

   
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