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October 26, 2012

DWU partners with Children’s Miracle Network for haunted house

MITCHELL — Dakota Wesleyan theatre students are going to get their freak on for a good cause as they spook locals during a haunted house that opens Friday.

DWU students involved in the Children’s Miracle Network and the DWU Theatre Department will present a Halloween Haunted House from 7 to 10 p.m. on Friday-Wednesday, Oct. 26-31, with kids’ hour from 6 to 7 p.m. on Monday-Wednesday. The haunted house is located upstairs of the Ben Franklin store on the corner of Third Avenue and Main Street. Entrance fee is $5 and proceeds will be split between CMN and the theatre department.

CMN, the largest student-run philanthropy in the nation, was introduced to campus this semester by Nathan Hofer, DWU student activities director.

“I was super involved in it when I was at college and saw the impact it made in the families and the kids’ lives,” Hofer said. “We have the perfect setup for it at Dakota Wesleyan because Mitchell and Wesleyan are like one big family and it made sense to have one family help another.”

Hofer is also organizing a Children’s Miracle Network “Tigerthon” in February for CMN, which will be “kind of the culmination of all the fundraising we will do and will include the Miracle families and students in one big 12-hour event that, in many ways, is kind of a celebration for life and what CMN does.”

 “We have the structural setup at DWU with service and outreach, and a caring, tight-knit community,” he said. “We think we can be successful in spreading some awareness about CMN and helping to contribute toward the difference the program makes in families’ lives.”

 

 
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