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French Camp School staging harvest festival this Friday
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From left, Rebekah Lupercio, Lisa Christensen and Christian Talavera prepare the haunted house for the annual Harvest Festival at French Camp School planned for Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. - photo by VINCE REMBULAT
FRENCH CAMP – What’s the secret of a putting together a good haunted house?

“It has to be scary for the older kids yet fun for the younger ones,” said Christian Talavera.

He and Rebekah Lupercio are college students assisting Lisa Christensen, who works at the French Camp Pioneer preschool.

On Tuesday, they continued efforts on turning the old preschool room into a haunted house for the upcoming Harvest Festival.

According to Annie Cunial, French Camp School’s program coordinator, the Harvest Festival scheduled from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 30, is both a school and community event.

Along with food and games, gift cards, movie packages, purses, home decoration items, and beauty products, to name a few, will be part of the silent auction.

French Camp received plenty of donations, with Dollar Tree, for example, providing bags of candy, two-liter bottles of soft drink, and some of the prizes.

Each of the grade levels along with the Parent Brigade and teachers and staff also chipped in.

Other contributors included Country Kitchen, Rocky Mountain Chocolate, Monogram Magic, Floralicious Designs, Strike Zone, Stockton Wood Shavings, Hot Wood, Save Mart, and Orchard Supply and Hardware.

The school is located at 241 E. Fourth St.

All proceeds will benefit the French Camp student body.

The haunted house is one of the main attractions, Cunial said.

Once located in the old community room at French Camp School, the haunted house was moved this year to the Pioneer Preschool site.

Christensen had been looking forward to the challenge of converting her former work place into the Halloween attraction.

“We’ll make it work,” she said.

Added Talavera: “It should be fairly easy since we already have the props.”

For more information, call (209) 938-6376.