Thank you one and all for your outstanding support of our Halloween Fun Fair and Haunted House! Huge shout out to all the volunteers who make this event possible!
This event was filled with smiles of hundreds of kids excited to see their friends in costume and play games together, families sharing their favorite haunted house scenes and spending time chatting together in the cafeteria or while waiting in line.
Hope you can join us in October 2020.
2019 Schedule of Events:
All events take place at Hollis Upper Elementary School on Saturday, October 19, 2019.
***CASH ONLY AT THE EVENT***
Costumes are welcome and encouraged!
Starting at 3:30PM in the HUES lobby: HEPTA table will have all pre-orders for pick up and sell Fun Fair game bracelets and cake walk tickets only. Haunted House table in the lobby is where to buy Haunted House tickets/get boarding passes and turn in pre-bought Haunted House tickets for a boarding pass with a letter for "timed" entry into the Haunted House to limit waiting in line. See Boarding Pass 101 for details!
*** Please note the Haunted House opens once the fire department completes their inspection of this incredible creation that goes up in just 24 hours so Haunted House entry could start slightly after 4PM***
Boarding Passes 101: Lettered boarding passes tell you when to get in line for the Haunted House to limit your wait time. Say you have a "Lights On E" boarding pass, you get in line when the sign says now boarding E. If have an A,B,C,or D but did not board during those letters, you may enter with the next boarding letter (F in this example), not the current one that is boarding.
4-7PM Halloween Fun Fair Games. About a dozen Halloween themed games are in the Gym along with face and nail painting. Games and prizes geared toward preschool/elementary aged children (lower level - take walkway behind the building to access the gym). $15/child includes wristband for unlimited fun fair games, face and nail painting and 1 cake walk ticket. Purchase Fun Fair wristbands in the HUES lobby (or pickup pre-orders in the lobby) before going to the gym for the games.
Batty Dice, Eyeball Spoon Race, Feed the Spider, Dr. Gross Mystery Lab Boxes, Football Toss, Fortune Teller, Face Painting, Nail Art, Pumpkin Ring Toss, Ghoul Golf, Temporary Tattoos, Bat Toss,
Jack O Lantern Disk Game and more!!!!
4PM-6:30PM Lights ON Haunted House runs. Purchase or pickup pre-ordered tickets in the front lobby of the school, and exchange that ticket for a boarding pass when you arrive. Lights On/Not so scary version of this amazing haunted house are $5pp. When your letter boarding pass (Lights On A, B, C, etc) is announced, join the line in front of the school to be escorted through a giant maze of magical sets, actors and special effects from Jurassic Park, Harry Potter and more!
4-9:30PM Pizza, Snacks, Baked Goods, and Cake Walk in the Cafeteria (main level next to lobby where Haunted House and Cake Walk Ticket Sales take place). A limited amount of whole pizzas and combo meals will be available for purchase at the event ($5 for combo meals, $12 for full pizza) if you did not pre-order. Baked goods will be for sale and kids talk all year about our famous cake walk! 1 entry in the cake walk is included with your Fun Fair bracelet, additional entries may be purchased in the lobby or at the bake sale table for $1. The cake walk runs 4PM to approximately 7:15PM (or when we run out of cakes to award to the winner of each round!)
7PM-9:30PM Lights OFF Haunted House runs. Purchase or pickup pre-ordered tickets in the front lobby of the school, and exchange that ticket for a boarding pass when you arrive. Lights OFF/a scarier haunted house experience than LIGHTS ON are $8pp online or at the door. When your letter boarding pass (Lights OFF A, B, C, etc) is announced, join the line in front of the school to be escorted through a giant maze of magical sets, actors and special effects from Jurassic Park, Harry Potter and more!
Volunteer and Cake/Baked Good Donation Info:
Cakes and baked goods may be dropped off in the HUES cafeteria Friday from 3:30-5:30PM or Saturday from 10AM-2PM. Thank you for your support!
Saturday Volunteers - please check in with Joanne in the HUES gym lobby 15-30 minutes prior to your shift for directions and to get in place so the games may begin! Joanne will be in the gym lobby starting at 3:30 on Saturday for all the shifts that start at 4PM. Thank you - this event could not happen without volunteers!!!! Still some slots available or check what you signed up for here! https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0d4aa5a72aa4fa7-halloween1
The Halloween Fun Fair & Haunted House is our second largest fundraiser of the school year. Proceeds from the Fun Fair help HEPTA contribute to student enrichment programs, fund teacher requests, and fund resources for OUR children in OUR schools. Questions? Feel free to reach out to marketing@603HEPTA.org
Don't forget that the Halloween Fun Fair and Haunted House cannot run without the help of volunteers!
The Haunted House portion of this event is the result of months of work of a dedicated crew of volunteers working along side Randy Forgaard. Thank you to this amazing group for their gift of this Haunted House creation and its proceeds to this event - 42 years and counting! This group also spread their wings in 2019 and launched Skull and Bones BBQ Crew at Hollis Old Home Days and donated over $1100 in proceeds to HEPTA!
If interested in volunteering in the lead up to and /or weekend of 10/19 to assist the Haunted House crew, please visit Hollis Haunted House
Costumes are welcome and encouraged!
Thank you for your continued support of the Hollis Elementary PTA!!
We are so thankful to our sponsors for their generosity!
Ways To Help HEPTA
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Have a ton of Box Top Labels? Turn them into the front office at either HPS and HUES. Box Tops are worth 10¢!