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Barn of Terror is open to all boils and ghouls
WHAT: Barn of Terror sponsored by Orland 4-H Club and McCalla Family Farms.
WHEN: Tonight and Oct. 19, 20, 26 and 27
7 p.m.-11 p.m.
COST: Tickets for barn $5 per person. Tickets for Dead Shed and Field of Fears $2.
WHERE: 25252 Walch Ave., Orland - near Capay- watch for signs.
INFORMATION: 865-3504 or 966-0126.
A barn near Capay will be filled with horrible screams, moans and laughter tonight.
The "Barn of Terror" is ready to scare anyone brave enough to enter on Friday and Saturday nights through October.
The Orland 4-H Club and McCalla Family Farms have put together a spooky show for the second year to frighten young and old alike in time for Halloween.
Some proceeds from the 4-H fundraiser are to be donated to the "Sew for Soldiers" project to make quilts and pillowcases for wounded service members and deployed soldiers.
Funds will also be used to buy Hallmark holiday recordable books for deployed soldiers, so they can record a holiday story in their own voice for their children at home, organizers said.
The Orland Volunteer Fire Department also received some funds from Friday's opening night, according to Casey McCalla, who put the barn together along with Linda Little and numerous 4-H and FFA members.
A dollar from each ticket sold on Oct. 12 was to go to the fire department, McCalla said.
The barn on Walch Avenue is scary even without people in it, Orland 4-H Club members said Wednesday.
It is open to anyone age 6-and-up, although 4-H mom Staci Buttermore said the scariness can be geared down for very little ones.
New attractions include the "Dead Shed" and "Field of Fears."
Fourteen-year-old Frida Valle plans to play a character in a well.
The 4-H All-Star said the skit is based on the horror film "The Ring."
Despite the intent to rattle nerves, Valle said it is amusing to frighten the unaware.
"It is kinda funny when people get scared," she said, "just looking at their faces."
Carrie Williams, 15, will portray a "Child of the Corn" in the Field of Fears, based on the movie "Children of the Corn."
Both girls said they and other 4-H members are looking forward to the fun at the barn.
Buttermore said last year a group of hearing-impaired people came to the barn along with some senior citizens who made it a "date night."
College students also visited in 2011, she said, so everyone seems to enjoy it.
In addition, Halloween treats and hot and cold beverages are available for purchase in the "Monster Theater."
Halloween movies will be shown there, McCalla said, but nothing too gory or frightening. He said selections like "Casper the Friendly Ghost" are what will be offered.
Face painting is also available in the theater for younger boys and ghouls, members said.
Those who bring five cans of food also may receive a dollar off their ticket. The canned goods will be donated to the Orland Pantry.
So get ready for some ghosts, aliens, goblins and more who will greet you in the barn or its surrounding landscape.
The barn also is on Facebook, Buttermore said, which provides more details and a map to the barn.