If you've ever want to be a zombie or Dr. Frankenstein—or a helpful witch to guide patrons through a dark path–be sure to register to help at Wagner Farm Arboretum's annual Brite Nites fundraiser.
The popular event draws visitors from the area to the display with more than 1,000 carved pumpkins, a haunted house, refreshments and activities for kids, including face-painting.
To make it all happen, dozens of volunteers are needed—this year, volunteers are needed before, during, and after the event to ensure another winning year. Volunteers can help out with the following:
Before the event:
- Preparing garden areas
- Preparing Haunted House
- Showcase area such as unloading props
- Attaching tarp to fence
- Carving fake and real pumpkins
- Moving hay bales
- Setting up pumpkin path
During the event:
- Directing traffic and visitors to the appropriate area
- Ticket taking and selling
- Path guiding
- Staffing the café
- Keeping the Haunted Showcase running
- Acting in the Haunted Showcase
- Applying make-up on actors
After the event:
- Crew needed to take down displays and clean-up
Brite Nites will be held Oct. 19, 20, 21, 26, 27 and 28. To volunteer or for additional information regarding the volunteer opportunities, contact Ann Marie McGowan, or call 908-350-7383.