Thursday, October 25, 2012

Vacant house now Halloween youth activity

Buffalo State students put final touches on haunted house

Making Fishers of Men and Women, an afterschool program, is collaborating with Buffalo State College students to create a haunted house.
            The haunted house will be running from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Oct. 29 at 33 18th St., the event is free and open to the public. A vacant house was purchased by Making Fishers of Men and Women for the event.
            Paul Gabriellini, a senior at Buffalo State studying theater, said he has taken control of the haunted house project.
            “To put it simply, we are putting on a fun, safe and free event for all of the youth and the community,” Gabriellini said. “Students in the theater department will be acting at this haunted house and there are twice as many actors compared to last year.”
            This year’s theme is called “Tribulation Trials” in which participants become “patients” and are put in frightful situations involving claustrophobia, suspense, mystery, blindness and darkness, Gabriellini said.
            Mike Brundige, the program director of Making Fishers of Men and Women, said he gives complete credit of the haunted house to Gabriellini.
“Paul has taken our meager attempt to offer the youth and families of our community a simple, safe and fun alternative to being out on the street and turned it into something just as nice as these top dollar Fright Worlds,” Brundige said. By Shari Ingles and Maureen Vitali