The Woodbury Lions Club is actively seeking creative volunteers to assist in this year’s Haunted Hayride. They are in need of artists, actors, and makeup people.
“This is a unique opportunity for someone looking to work with state-of-the-art 3D effects,” said Barn Chairman Frank Longo. “What we’ve already been doing for a couple of years is what many film and stage companies are just starting to learn to do.” The Lions use Chromadepth™ technology, created by American Paper Optics, to simulate depth-of-field on flat images. Illuminated entirely with ultraviolet light, the haunted barn treats visitors to a visually disorienting experience.
Additionally, Longo says there are many spots available outside the barn. “We’re looking to make the hayride itself more intense,” he explained. Volunteers are welcome to participate in one of the traditional venues, or create one of their own. “This year, we want to give the riders something new and unexpected. To do this, we need to dig up some fresh bodies.”
Proceeds from the Hayride help the Woodbury Lions Club provide scholarships to graduating seniors from Nonnewaug High School. This year, they gave out $20,000 in aid.
The Lions are asking that volunteers commit to all four nights of the Hayride, October 16, 17, 23 and 24, and be at 16 years of age. Experience is not necessary.
“Many students are looking for community service opportunities and this is one way for them to earn their credits and have fun at the same time,” Longo added.
They also need some volunteers who can offer time setting up the venues, which will take place from mid-September until the first night of the event.
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