Recently, the nonprofit Scare Productions, which has teamed up with Sammamish Rotary since 2006 to put on the benefit Halloween fundraiser suffered a nightmare of its own.
The 18 foot cargo trailer the Des Moines-area theatre group uses to transport sets and materials needed to produce annual charity attractions such as Sammamish Rotary's Nightmare At Beaver Lake was stolen from in front of its workshop in Kent this month.
The group is asking the public to contact police with any information about the missing vehicle, and in the meantime, to help replace it. Scare Productions has started a fundraising drive through the website Pledgie to raise $3,000 to replace the cargo trailer. So far it has raised about $500.
Since forming in 1983, the nonprofit Scare Productions has helped charities raise more than a million dollars, and contributing more than 50,000 man-hours annually to produce the show. The group says that more than 300 people may be volunteering at any time beginning with construction in February of each year through the middle of November.
The trailer is an 18 foot by 8.5 foot Wells Cargo dual axle, with a Washington license plate number 9391-UM.