Hi, my name is Steph Saladino, and I’m the owner of Tehachapi Terror Haunted House, a local free-to-the-public event that raises money for local charity. Our charity of choice for 2022 is Rising Star Riders, a local organization that offers horse riding therapy for children and adults with physical and emotional challenges.
I grew up working in haunted houses, both big and small, and it’s one of my biggest passions in life. So naturally, when my husband and I moved to Tehachapi in 2020, I knew that I wanted to bring this passion of mine to our new community.
And thus, Tehachapi Terror was born in 2021.
From the time of deciding we were going to attempt this to opening night was approximately 6 weeks. 6 weeks to secure a location, build props and wardrobe, bring on volunteers, and secure sponsors. I was so worried it wouldn’t be enough, but we ended up raising over $2700 for our charity of choice.
That brings us to now, June of 2022. My husband and I have been hard at work since January, building props in our garage, planning layouts and floor plans, and securing a new, indoor location. However, even with our generous sponsors’ support, we’re hitting a wall on how much we can continue to invest into this event.
Which is why I’m humbly asking this community for help. Would you consider making even a small donation towards Tehachapi Terror 2022? Every penny goes towards building unique props, purchasing wardrobe, lighting, fog machines, amps and speakers, and the list seems to continue to stretch on and on.
With your help, we can make this year’s event bigger, better, and infinitely more terrifying.