Alternatives For Success Program Collaborates with Verges Park

NORFOLK, NE — Area students got down and dirty as they prepped Verges Park for Halloween.

On Wednesday the Alternatives for Success students collaborated up with The Haunted Cave for the second year. It’s a partnership Executive Director of the museum, Ryan Leichenauer is grateful for.

“We love working with the AFS program. The museum can’t operate without a strong volunteer force. They are one of our best volunteers…”

This year the students brainstormed ideas on how to turn Verge Park and Cave haunted. Students spent the day building the sets, decorating the cave and constructing a castle and bridge.

Alternatives for Success was started 20 years ago in 1997 and was developed for at risk students.

AFS Coordinator, Becki Wulf says the work the students are doing is helping them reach the four goals of the program.

“We have four main goals in AFS. They are mastery, independence, generosity and belonging, and this fits every bit of it.”

The theme for the event this year is fairy tales with some scary re-telling of some old favorites, such as Goldilocks.

Trick-or-Treating in Verges Park will be on October 26 from 5pm-7pm.

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