First Annual Halloween Spooktaclar at the Depot a success
Last updated 11/7/2023 at 5:32pm
Local high school drama students from WOCCISD produced a scary and fun haunted house at the Orange Train Depot Museum and opened October 30 and 31 from 6-8PM each night for trick or treaters in costume. Volunteers from Friends of the Orange Depot organization, led by President Alicia Booker, announced they would continue the tradition each Halloween.
Several hundred fun-seekers experienced the maze of horror, many screaming with delight. In charge of the student actors was drama teacher Mason Franco, aided by makeup artist Camryn Nevils, who helped design the scary rooms with strobe lights, blue lights and haze provided by a smoke machine, in addition to helping with the gory makeup design.
President Booker thanked the students and Franco for partnering with the depot organization, to help fulfill their plan for a haunted house, thinking an historic train station would be the perfect venue.
After the kids and parents came through the house, volunteers offered popcorn, candy and hot dogs for everyone's enjoyment.
Mason Franco and Friends of the Orange Depot wish to thank the students, some who performed both Monday and Tuesday night. The following are all of the actors: Destiny Ballard, Shiayenne Brown, Katelynn Crews, Muryeah Gallow,
Iyana Hoffpauir, Ashton Hunt, Kyla Johnson Jerome, Alan Lopez, Kendra Love, Camryn Nevils, Thessaly Ochoa, Tristan Odom, Charles Smith, Alice Swarers, Devin Tracy, Madelynn Thibodeaux-Guillory, Octavian Trahan, and Alexis Wilson.