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Alhambra High drama department set to spook community

Ghouls and boys, beware! The Alhambra High School drama department is opening the creaky doors to its annual haunted house in late October. This year's haunted house, "Carnival of Freaks," will be open Oct. 29-31 from 6-10 p.m. in the high school's theater.

General admission is $5 and proceeds will go towards Alhambra High's drama department, including productions and theatrical competitions. "The haunted house is a great way to have fun and support our theater program. This thrilling event offers an opportunity to enjoy Halloween with friends and family," said Alhambra High senior Sydney Li. "You also get involved with your community by supporting the local high school."

The fundraiser, which began in 2009, will also include consessions, facepainting, carnival activities, and a canned food drive — "Trick-or-Treat so Kids Can Eat." Anyone who donates two canned food items will get $1 off admission. 

"It is the International Thespian Society's annual nationwide community service initiative to collect food for the hungry," Li said. "Our donations are delivered to local organizations, which distribute them to the needy."

CORRECTION: An earlier version of this story incorrectly quoted drama teacher Jennifer Nitschke. We apologize for the error.

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