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Scare for a Cure Starts Halloween Early

Local cancer charity scaring up volunteers today

By Richard Whittaker, 1:47PM, Sat. Aug. 4, 2012

Scare for a Cure Starts Halloween Early

It's only 87 days to Halloween. Only, you say? Well, if you're trying to put together Austin's biggest charity haunted house, that's not a log time to send out the call to all the boils and ghouls. So local cancer charity Scare for a Cure is holding its annual kick-off and volunteer drive today.

Now Scare for a Cure is completely run by volunteers (headed up by none other than APD Detective Jarrett Crippen (AKA The Defuser from Sci Fi channel's Who Wants to Be a Superhero.) Even though Crippen has put together one of the region's most impressive interactive haunts every year since 2007, he needs a lot of help every year. So today they are looking for:

Build crew (experience welcomed but not required)
FX (special effects) team
Fundraising
Food committee
Makeup
Costuming
Actors
Guides
Techs
General assistance
Ticket sales
Merchandise sales

Which means they're probably looking for you. The auditions and volunteer sign-up runs from 2pm to 6pm, Sat. Aug. 4, at the Elks Lodge, 700 Dawson (just off Barton Springs.) Find out more about what you'll be helping with at their volunteer FAQ.

After several years out at gaming icon Richard Garriott's place in the Hill Country, this year the haunt will be out at J. Lorraine Ghost Town in Manor. But don't break out your cowboy hat too soon: This year's theme is summer camp massacre. For more info, to buy tickets, or even just donate to the cause, visit www.scareforacure.org.

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