Halloween Benefit for Needy Families
October 30, 2013, 1:30 pm
By Rosemary Reynolds
CANBY, Ore. -- A woman with a big heart who will fittingly turn seventy on Halloween is helping make Christmas better for needy families through a haunted house.
Yvonne Scott has been doing this for six years and she has a lot of help to pull it off. It's a labor of love for she and her disabled son. High school art students have donated their time to decorate and
they get school credit for the long hours they've put in. 180 people volunteer and businesses chip in with supplies.
The haunted house has a "Wizard of Oz" theme. It raises money and food for hundreds of needy kids and families in the community. Last year, it was $2,000 and 1,000 pounds of food benefiting 500 families with food baskets and 1,200 kids got Christmas presents that they may have otherwise been without. Scott hopes to do even more good this holiday season.
"If you could see these little kids faces lighting up, it just warms your heart", said Scott.
Her "Journey Through Oz" isn't scary as much as it is fun for kids. It's at the Clackamas County Fairgrounds
inside Horning Hall on Wednesday from 4-7pm, and until eight o'clock on Halloween night.