The 2022 Haunted High at La Porte High School offered tricks, treats and plenty of fun for about 700 children. Event patrons also provided more than 1,500 canned food items for a local food bank and a community nonprofit organization.
Haunted High is held annually on the campus and features a carnival-like atmosphere with games, food, and a costume contest – all organized by various campus clubs and organizations, which sell inexpensive tickets to play the games.
Entry to the event this year was three canned goods per family.
“Most of (the food) will go the Bread of Life Food Bank here in La Porte,” said Carla Stockdale, a La Porte High School teacher and Student Council advisor. “We also set aside corn and green beans for Agape Centric, which makes and distributes Thanksgiving baskets for local families in need of assistance.”
Campus groups use the proceeds from their ticket sales to pay for things such as scholarships, equipment, or competitions.
“All the Student Council members and organizations did an amazing job, making it a fun memorable experience for the children of La Porte,” Stockdale said. “Haunted High also helps us kickstart our holiday food drives to help our neighbors in need.”