Many members of the Anaheim City of Chamber gathered together on Thursday, Oct. 8 for the ribbon cutting of Motel 6 Feet Under Halloween maze built by the organization Building Occupational Opportunities. Among the city members were the newly appointed Miss Anaheim and her court.
BOO is a new charitable organization in the city of Anaheim. CEO and co-founder Carolyn Carpenter shares that BOO offers seasonal job training for those who have a difficult time finding jobs.
“We’re working with OneOC which is a volunteer organization in Orange County. They have court order volunteers so we are working with them to help people get their hours done,” said Carpenter.
BOO just formed in June and so far, people have heard of them through word of mouth. Carpenter explained that they train adults in construction work and theatrical arts.
“We’re hoping to eventually work with other organizations where you learn how to work a fork lift,” said Carpenter.
The haunted house Motel 6 Feet Under was built by the volunteers that BOO provided training to. During the ribbon cutting event, Carpenter explained that they chose the name in relation to the resort culture in Anaheim. With many hotels surrounding Disneyland they decided to name the haunted house based on that.
Though the organization has just began, Carpenter has some big plans for the future.
“Eventually we’d like it [Motel 6 Feet Under] to be a motel for people to stay in,” said Carpenter.
She also mentioned that they will start attending job fairs so people will find out about this program.
Carpenter was an employee at the YMCA for many years. Her ultimate goal is to help the community. So she sees BOO as another opportunity in which she can still serve her community.
After the ribbon was cut, groups of four or five checked into Motel 6 Feet Under to explore the maze.
Dark narrow hallways led to dead ends or to scary scenes such as a cemetery. Along the way, ghosts and goblins popped out to scare spectators. As you turned the corner, you didn’t know what was going to happen next.
Motel 6 Feet Under will be haunting guests until November 1. The maze is located at the Anaheim Business Expo Center and runs from Thursday to Sundays. Tickets can be purchased at www.motel6feetunder.org.
Enter at your own risk.