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Boo who? Scary fun in the yard

There is going to be a lot of crying in Presque Isle this Halloween. Haints with Aints lurking in the trees? Need to scare up some fun? Or need to give that neighbored or a bit of a fright? Heeeheeeheee — want to help educate some local kids and yet not lift a finger? 

Here is there a deal for the right person. The Adult Education class of 2022 at Presque Isle High School will “BOO” your neighbors. Already they are scaring up business in the Star City. Save-a-lot and the Presque Isle Police/Fire complex were hit earlier this month.

This is an October event. For $25 students will register an address and a day to come to the location with about 25 ghosts of various sizes. They will plant the white creatures in the yard as the day begins. Then, to complete the effort, they will put up a sign advertising the project. The sign is large with black letters on a pink background. 

If a visit to a hair-curling establishment is planned, perhaps the spouse could save some money and hire these students.

Fundraising events are always a challenge that make high school and college projects fun. 

Presque Isle High School students have long had a tradition of original fundraisers. In February before the mid-winter break, students would take orders from other students and parents for delivery of carnations. At a bleak time of the year, when everyone is cranky from winter weather, flu, and exams, the sight of brilliant red, pink and white carnations popping up all over the school is very exciting. The colors meant specific things:  White for friends, pink for wanting to know someone more, and red for “I love you.” Those latter ones could scare up a few eyebrows. It adds up to a whole bunch of fun for the entire school.

The Northern Maine Antique Tractor Club hit on the idea of using old lawn mower bodies hitched together in a train. Now it is one of the most popular rides at the fair. 

The Haystack Historical Society hosts a homemade pie and auction night. 

What are some other fundraising projects that change the day? Drop a line.

Orpheus Allison is a photojournalist living in The County who graduated from UMPI and earned a master of liberal arts degree from the University of North Carolina. He began his journalism career at WAGM television later working in many different areas of the US. After 20 years of television he changed careers and taught in China and Korea.

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