Autumn is in the air, and Halloween is just around the corner. A group of 4-H members have been working for months on the "Barn Of Terror" in Orland.
Action News reporter Rick Carhart has the story of these boys and girls who are preparing to give you a "scream" of a good time in tonight's Kids In Action. ###
It looks scary and it sounds horrifying...
Jillian Williams says, "I'm going to be a dead cowgirl as a scarer and I think it's going to be really fun."
Tessa Flournoy says, "I thought it would be fun and I think I can do a pretty good witch."
But the Barn of Terror is sure to put a smile on the face of everyone in the family.
4-H leader Kortni McCalla says, "we have ways to talk on our walkie-talkies so if we see little kids coming in we can tone it down for them, if we see college students we can definitely tone it up so we're trying to encourage everybody to come out."
It's a thrill to be sure, but it's also raising money for a good cause: part of the proceeds will go to sending "Hallmark Recordable Storybooks" to soldiers deployed overseas so they can record a Christmas greeting for their families back home.
Kassidi Buttermore says, "I feel like it's our way of giving back...when we have our livestock sale in May we have community members who are buying our animals and I think it's a great way to give back.
These 4-H members are not afraid to work hard to accomplish their goal.
Kortni says, "whether it's painting the barn, gathering corn, putting hay bales up, making props, they've been out here every weekend helping with all of it."
And the Barn of Terror is just one of countless opportunities for these kids to get involved in their 4-H program.
Cooper Deitz says, "I'm going to do a beef project this year, I'm going to do archery, sport shooting, vet science, small engines..."
Jillian says, "they give you lots of opportunities and I think it's just wonderful that I was able to come here and help."
The Barn of Terror originally opened last year, and this year the event at the McCalla family farm is bigger and better.
Kassidi says, "it's a lot of fun to create all the different scary scenes, think back on movies that you've seen, so it's a lot of fun."
And these kids have uncovered the secret to a successful haunted house.
Tessa says, "they get scared but when they're done with it they're really happy, they like it."
In Orland, I'm Rick Carhart for Action News.
The Barn of Terror is open to the public the next two Friday and Saturday nights. The cost is $5 per person.