Snow connects HC with American Diabetes Association


Sarah Hart, Reporter


This Halloween, HC teacher Christopher Snow is planning a most rewarding tradition for the fifth year in a row, the American Diabetes Association Fundraiser.  Dealing with life between lines, Snow has built together a world where the cost of fear converts to jubilance.

 The ADA Haunted Breakout Room Fundraiser donates to a life-saving cause while providing its visitors with a Halloween experience in the same boat.

“We have computers; we have lights; we have electronics; we have animatronics; we have puzzles to put back together,” Snow said. 

The event is one for “Halloween crazies.” Comparable to haunted houses you see at fairs or carnivals, this event will leave visitors with more shaken nerves other than laughing. Because of  the fear-factor, you must be an adult to apply. If you are interested in participating sooner, HC seniors can volunteer.

In response to COVID, Snow and his team make sure that all participants are as protected as possible. 

“This year, every single player, every single volunteer, and every single observer must be vaccinated,” Snow said. “Everybody must wear a mask.”

Party planning during this period has added more to the list of requirements than before. Staying safe, for Snow, means following the rules of protection. 

“If you’re going to have a Halloween party, make sure everyone is vaccinated,” Snow said. “Unfortunately, they are going to have to wear masks and put out some hand sanitizer.” 

Washing hands thoroughly, wearing a mask properly, maintaining a safe distance from peers – all of these are mandates placed for safety. Snow ensures the environment during this event is well engaged to meet the regulations. 

“When a team goes into a room, they apply hand sanitizer, they do the puzzles, and as they leave [the room] they reapply hand sanitizer,” Snow said. 

The same action will be performed by the inside workers. As they reset and reassemble the layout of the rooms, they will also be required to sanitize and wipe down the area. 

There are twenty players and about six volunteers a night. It is extremely important to make sure you are completely invested before applying. This operation takes a year to put together, so it is critical that if visitors sign up they will show up. 

Only adults can sign up to play, and in order to participate you must raise twenty dollars for the American Diabetes Association. 

To donate, go to the website