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Empressnightshade
06-21-2007, 08:27 PM
I feel I should let everyone know that my haunt will be an INSIDE Haunt this year! HOORAY! :-D x 10

It's an unusal situation where Halloween Express Stores (one of our sponsors) and The Scream Extreme (us) are sharing a building. At 35, 000 sq. ft, we will take approximately 9,000 of that and the rest goes to the store. Building a wall between us, the exit of our haunt will also be one of the entrances to the store. We are also creating alternative exit just in case we have to be open past store hours.

The store has agreed to sell our CDs that Virgil will be creating for us of which is just grand! Now, we won't have to worry about selling them ourselves. :) The building is wired for sound, so our CD will not only be heard in the haunt overhead, but also in the store. This is the one time I wish I had the funds for Scream Extreme Tshirts as I'm SURE they would sell. It's tough being broke. :confused:
This will be a great partnership as we will help each other out -- customers from the store will be intrigued by the noise next door and pay us a visit and our customers have no choice but to go through the store.

Our new location is at Marketplace at Birdcage in a former Room Source (furniture store). It's a large shopping center with over 35 major shops there like Target, Best Buy, Longs Drugs, Lowes, Barnes and Noble and Starbucks. As a bonus, it's right across the street from one of the largest Malls in our county. Oh and the building is up to code with working sprinkler system, emergency lighting, fire extinguishers, lit "Exit" signs over doors and several emergency exits.

Management is just absolutely awesome! They love what we are all about and are behind us 100%. So much so that we do not have to worry about security, stanchions for the que line, the electric bill (They're paying it!).....they're even painting the windows black fo us. They have also announced they will take out a full page ad about the haunt in our local paper and put us on three of the top radio stations. And get this.......IT'S ALL FREE!! The building, the advertisement, the perks.....We dont' have to pay a cent...not one thin dime!!

For the past two days, I have been sitting back wondering what in the world I have done in this life to deserve such a blessing. But, this is not about me -- it's about the kids. This opportunity was given me to make more funds to better serve the kids. I feel for the first time that The Scream Extreme will finally be what it was intended to be -- a true FUND RAISER!

Nightgore
06-21-2007, 08:35 PM
OMG!!!! Gwen I am SO HAPPY FOR YOU!!!! Why do you disserve this? BECAUSE YOU ARE A GENTLE SOUL WHO WORKS YOUR ASS OFF TO MAKE ENDS MEET WHILE STILL WORKING FOR THE "HAUNT" DREAM!!!


.... AND WE LOVE YOU!!!


You know, I do believe in miracles... and happy endings, but Gwen honey... This is a HAPPY BEGINNING for you!!!.... I mean, you don't know how happy I am for you! I knew from your first year that this was something special and that everything would work out; and I'm am SO glad that it did! Not just for the haunt but for those amazing kids that you help out!

Gwen, just think what you'll be able to do with those kids once this haunt season is over! I mean, honey, you ARE an angel to them believe me! You know that my sister has downs syndrome and I know that what you do can be hard sometimes but you have such a BIG and LOVING heart!!!



A HUGE CONGRATS TO YOU GWEN!!!!!!!


God bless, and HAPPY HAUNTING!!!! -Tyler

Mr. Haunt
06-21-2007, 09:09 PM
WOW, what a cool thing you have going for you. All of those perks are great. Something like that only comes around once in a great while. I hope more things fall in place well for you. Have fun and good luck!

Brian

MidnightEvil
06-21-2007, 10:42 PM
Good news, congrats.
It's all about good karma.
What goes around comes around.

Nightmaretony
06-22-2007, 12:39 AM
Congrats, Gwen. Dont forget to take pictures! And always do good for everyone. that is where blessings flow back to ya...

SpFXChic
06-22-2007, 11:37 AM
Gwen, that is absolutely fantastic!!!! I got goosebumps reading about your good fortune! You deserve it and more! Sounds like it all just fell into place neatly around you! Congratulations!!!!

I'm very happy for you! Keep us updated!!!!

maverick005
06-22-2007, 11:57 AM
empress that is spectacular news...i am sooo happy for ya...i hope nothing but huge crowds, and happy customers for you and the crew...good luck to you and i am sure this will be your best year ever....congratulations.....

todd poole
screamline studios

SomeThingInTheIce
06-22-2007, 01:32 PM
That is wicked sweet, the best to you and I bet that your numbers will be huge this year. Keep us posted and photos...photos...photos.

MindWerxKMG
06-22-2007, 01:34 PM
Gwendel,

Fantastic news!

Empressnightshade
06-22-2007, 04:50 PM
Thanks, Everyone! Now comes the hard part -- making this great place a haunt. If you haven't already, say a little prayer for me. :)

PumpkinHead
06-22-2007, 04:53 PM
I AM SO HAPPY FOR YOU!!!

This is an awesome leap for your event and the kids!

Darnn, I need to make a road trip up north this Halloween!

Honestly, I am so excited for you! Your dreams and your patrons nightmares will come true this Halloween season, a more deserving person does not exist in the industry!

CONGRATS!
-Braden

drfrightner
06-24-2007, 02:17 PM
Congrads to you!!! If you have any questions going forward I look forward to responding to them!!! Larry

virgil
06-25-2007, 03:08 PM
Gwen!!

Congratulations!! (insert spastic Virgil dance here)

ClusterOne
06-27-2007, 12:06 AM
Hey Gwen!!

Wow, I go away for a few days and look what happens! Congrats, you and your crew deserve this location more then anyone I know. This is just what your haunt needed, oh ,and think of that parking lot! Sweet, sweet free parking!

I'm sure you remember that Fright Planet down the street did a similar thing with a halloween store last year, and they were busy, I mean BUSY!

I'm very happy for you, now how are you going to fill that 9000sf!?!?!

I'm sure you got it all covered, but I am just down the street if you ever need anything, don't think twice to call me!

-Joel-

Empressnightshade
06-27-2007, 11:50 AM
I'm sure you remember that Fright Planet down the street did a similar thing with a halloween store last year, and they were busy, I mean BUSY!


-Joel-
Actually, Joel this is the first of heard of it. Thanks for mentioning that -- I will have to contact Carlos and get details.

Thanks everyone for your well wishes! Please continue with your prayers and well wishes. :D

Dan Faupel
06-27-2007, 02:35 PM
Congrats girl!...positive thoughts for good luck headed your way!!!

Btw...I just read your article in Haunted Attraction Magazine and loved it...awesome job!

Frighteners Entertainment
06-27-2007, 06:02 PM
Not sure how I missed this...But great news!!
Things a looking up for the Scream Extreme!!

The Frighteners wish you the very best for this season ;):):)

Karl Fields
06-27-2007, 11:47 PM
Gwen,
Both Carlos and Joel wil be at the NorCal Gathering!
Karl

Nicole
06-28-2007, 10:21 AM
Gwen,

Congrats - I'm so glad to see that something good happened to someone so great! I am so happy for you! Sounds like you have a win-win situation!!!

Happy Hauntings,

Nicole

KroneDaddy
06-28-2007, 10:40 PM
Awesome deal Gwen, good luck, Happy Haunting

KroneDaddy

xxxdirk
06-28-2007, 11:09 PM
Congrats on this Gwen. I am sorry I have not written sooner, but we have been building walls and rooms and painting them, taking them apart and getting ready for Sept 6th when we get to move in. Basically working almost every night. Hence, I have not been on line a whoole lot. Anyhow, BEST OF LUCK! Sounds like a great deal!

MDKing
06-29-2007, 07:05 AM
That is awesome news Gwen, and 9,000 square feet will make a nice sized haunt!