A Western Boone senior works as an actor, screaming at Indiana Fear Farm. She is also raising money for her school at the same time.
"Yeah, you lose your voice sometimes, but it is a good story to tell your friends, that I get to go out and do this," said Sydney Riegel.
The students volunteer at Indiana Fear Farm, riding as the headless horseman, dancing to Michael Jackson's Thriller or flying through the air as Beetlejuice. In return, a portion of what the farm makes goes to the organization.
"It is kind of getting out there," said Sabrina Kent-Doolin of Indiana Fear Farm. "I think that it is a cool way to raise money and everybody is kind of wanting to get in on the fun."
Each group gets dressed up and then coached on how to scare most effectively. The amount of money is enough to get fired up about, because more than a third of what the farm brings in goes out to area schools.
"Our money that we earn from this helps us do sets, get costumes, if we have to pay royalties we do that,” said Western Boone Theatrical Society Director Jim Kochert. “This is our one big fundraiser that we use to do that."
Madeline Kochert used to sell stuff to her grandparents to raise money.
"Sometimes they did not even want to buy anything," said Kochert.
Now, her grandparents buy tickets instead.
"They get entertained,” said Kochert. “I think it is better than just buying stuff that they do not even use."
To learn more about Indiana Fear Farm and how your organization can take part in this type of fundraising effort, click here.