Haunted car wash in Minot scares up funds for Full STEAM Ahead

Published: Oct. 30, 2020 at 5:59 PM CDT
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MINOT, N.D. - For anyone out to get a carwash this Halloween weekend, you may find objects in your mirror may be scarier than they appear.

The Fast lane partnered with Full STEAM Ahead to host a haunted car wash fundraiser.

Now, the Minot community can get out to enjoy some socially distant scares from the comforts of their own cars while also supporting a scary good cause.

For Father and Son duo Eli and EJ Rose, it is a joy to be bringing some good natured fun to the community this Halloween.

“It’s fun scaring people,” said Eli.

The duo are huge ‘It’ fans and joined a number of other actors from the Make a Scene Kids Theatre to scare up some funds for local nonprofit Full STEAM Ahead in its first ever Haunted Halloween Car Wash.

“We really took to the characters. We played them a couple of months ago for IMagicon and we just took it to this opportunity for Halloween. There’s not too much going on in Minot this Halloween weekend, and we’re more than happy to have some fun,” said EJ Rose.

People of all ages were able to enjoy some up close and personal spooks and shocks all for the price of a car wash.

Preparations began early Friday morning as organizers put out decorations to help set the mood.

Full Steam ahead Executive Director Allison Auch said she was inspired by haunted car washes in other cities and wanted to bring one to Minot.

“I saw some videos of some haunted Car washes that have gone on in other cities in years past and I thought, when you’re thinking about social distancing, what a perfect event,” said Auch.

Actors are positioned throughout the line can be found outside of the wash and in.

As for the Rose boys, they said it’s a joy to be bringing two of their favorite characters to life together.

“Me and my dad’s first plan was running in between the cars and acting all scary and stuff, but then my dad found the sewer. And then he finally opened it, actually and then he got in and I was like so surprised because It looks so funny and cool,” said Eli Rose.

Half of the proceeds from the Haunted Car wash will be going to Full Steam ahead and their programs.

There’s still time to experience the haunted car wash for yourself. Visitors can still roll through Saturday evening from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.

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