Haunted house, woods to serve spooky fun, raise funds

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Crestview High School cheerleader Erin Davis, 15, hammers a wooden cross into the ground for a haunted forest near John King Road.

MATTHEW BROWN / News Bulletin
Published: Friday, October 25, 2013 at 01:46 PM.

CRESTVIEW — Beginning tonight, Crestview High School cheerleaders will present two attractions not for the faint of heart, cheerleading parent Scott Guthrie said.

"People can expect cheerleader zombies and other monsters” while visiting the haunted house and haunted woods on John King Road, the father of varsity cheerleaders Ashley and Breanna Guthrie said.  

Breanna, 15, hinted at even more thrills. 

"I don't want to give too much away, but there is scary stuff inside and outside," she said.

Scott Guthrie, and other cheerleaders’ parents, transformed his work area near Vettes Unlimited into a haunted attraction.

They see it as a win-win situation: Residents enjoy a frightening night while the school's cheerleading and competition squads raise funds to charter a bus bound for an Orlando competition next year.

"We are hoping this will be the biggest fundraiser for the team this year," cheerleading Coach Nikki Sweatt said.

"(Competing in Orlando) is extremely important to us because we work hard ...,” cheerleader Erin Davis, 15, said.

The added benefit, particularly for the Guthries, was that preparing for the fundraiser offered plenty of bonding time.

"I have definitely enjoyed doing this," Scott Guthrie said. "I would do anything for my girls."

WANT TO G0?

WHAT: Haunted House and Woods, a Crestview High School cheerleading program fundraiser

WHEN: 7 p.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday and 7-11 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday  

WHERE: 164 John King Road, Crestview

COST: $5 donation per person

INFO: Barbecue and refreshments will be available for purchase on Saturday

Contact News Bulletin Staff Writer Matthew Brown at 850-682-6524 or matthewb@crestviewbulletin.com. Follow him on Twitter @cnbMatthew.

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