Monday, October 24, 2011

The Dojo Haunted House

Every year, my husband Tommy Casale (the owner and Chief Instructor for our karate school, as well as the President of an International karate organization for the Pan-American region) constructs a haunted house for the kids in the neighborhood.  And let me tell you, he really gets into it! Parents at the school and all of the adult students and staff gladly volunteer to help.

The haunted house is built out of large cardboard boxes and lots of tape and decorations inside. A large black tarp is placed on top of the finished product to make the haunted maze inside extra dark. The construction takes almost two and a half days and though everyone is exhausted at the end of it, there’s also much fun to be had.

We order pizza, lots of junk food (hey, that always helps!) and have lots of laughs. In the end, the biggest reward is to see how much fun our dojo kids, as well as all of the kids in the community have during the haunted house hours. This event has become famous through the years (and is known for being pretty scary, even for some adults).

I would like to command my hubby on doing such a wonderful job the kids in the community.
I will post pictures from this year’s Dojo Haunted House next week.

With my wonderful hubby Tommy

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