CAP joins Red Cross

By on October 24, 2002

For the second year in a row, the Community Action Project will be involved with the “Trail of Terror” haunted house fundraiser. The proceeds from the event will directly benefit the Connecticut chapter of the Red Cross, which the members of CAP has been involved with in the past through their blood drive. This is also how CAP became involved with the Trail of Terror.
The Trail of Terror event is well known in Connecticut and is reported to be one of southern New England’s premiere haunted happenings, attracting big crowds and creating long lines. The staff of the Trail of Terror is composed entirely of volunteers and it is a non-profit event.
CAP will be volunteering on the opening night of the event the night before Halloween, Oct. 30. Volunteers from CAP will assist in the fundraising efforts by volunteering their time, dressing up in costumes and scaring the visitors.
Katie Pataska, co-director of CAP, said she expects about 20 CAP members to be involved throughout the course of the two days. She said CAP is involved with the event because it is a different type of event that is beneficial to the community as a whole.
“It’s a great thing to be able to volunteer for a good cause and have fun at the same time,” Pataska said.
Patraska encourages all students to attend this event to support CAP and the Red Cross. Admission is $8 for adults and $4 for children under nine.
The event runs every weekend until Halloween and is open from dusk until
11 p.m. It is located on North Colony Road (Route 5) in Wallingford, Conn.
The haunted house is located in two abandoned old houses in Wallingford, a town adjacent to Hamden and about ten minutes from Quinnipiac campus.
Interested students may volunteer to be part of the event by contacting CAP at x8352. All proceeds benefit the Red Cross and its efforts.
Additional information, including directions to the Trail of Terror, can be found on the web at


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