CEO Club gives North Campus a spooky make–over

Bryson Boes stands next to garbage bags made to look like dead bodies suspended from the ceiling, in a darkened hallway.

The CEO Club is getting ready for Halloween by making a haunted house in North Campus. The haunted house will utilize four floors of the Franciscan Retreat Center of North Campus. Time is short, as they are putting the haunted house together within a week.

“With the haunted house, we start on the 22nd and got until the 27th, so, short window but we’ll get it done,” Bryson Boes, junior, said.

One of the floors will include a darkened hallway where participants can see glow–in–the–dark masks attached to body bags hanging on the walls. The body bags are meant to lull the participants into a sense of false security, with the intention of frightening the participants elsewhere with real people wearing glowing masks.

“My favorite part of the haunted house is honestly, setting it up. It’s kind of nice when you have your own floor to designate to yourself, so you can kind of pick and choose what you want to do with anything that sounds fun,” Boes said.

A trash bag made to look like a body with a glow–in–the–dark mask is taped to the wall of a hallway.
One of the “bodies” with a glowing mask attached to the wall in a hallway that will be darkened to spook wandering visitors. (Wes Shelor/QU Media)

“We have a lot of people that really help and people that aren’t even in the club tend to join in and help out, that makes it ten times easier for everybody,” Boes said. “It’s a community that’s brought together, as far as anybody that wants to help out, any hands help out, better than zero.”

The proceeds earned from the haunted house go to the campus and the club. Whatever is left goes into the next year’s haunted house project.

“My expectations for this house is to be bigger and better, bring more people in than we did last year and raise more money for the Franciscan Retreat, CEO Club and Quincy University,” Cole Schnettgoecke, senior and president of the CEO Club, said.

Ropes, skulls, boney hands, and a folded clown are organized on the floor to be used later.
Assorted decorations and props made more accessible in preparation for the haunted house event. (Wes Shelor/QU Media)

“Bringing a lot of people together to create something that is from nothing, and then seeing a bunch of people from the community walk through it and scare them, we know we did a good job,” Schnettgoecke said.

The haunted house runs Oct. 27 and 28, 8 p.m. to 12 a.m.

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