Volunteers Needed to Build Huge Balloon Haunted House
Monday, September 25, 2006
The balloon haunted house is a fund-raiser to support the Wilmot Cancer Center.
Internationally renowned balloon artist Larry Moss is looking for many volunteers help build a huge haunted house made entirely of balloons.
Return to Balloon Manor is a silly, creepy, funny, weird, slightly haunted castle that will be constructed from more than 50,000 balloons at Medley Centre.
It will be open for tours Oct. 20-22 and Oct. 25-29. The fund-raiser is presented by Rochester Jaycees and Entercom Marketing Results Group to support the James P. Wilmot Cancer Center, where Moss’ wife, Judy, was treated for Hodgkin’s disease.
Volunteers are needed Sunday through Wednesday, Oct. 15-18, to assemble the structure. Anyone interested in joining the effort should call the Wilmot Cancer Center at (585) 242-8988.
Moss created the first Balloon Manor in 2004, which was hugely popular and attracted media coverage from throughout the world. That event raised $34,000 for Wilmot Cancer Center’s research and patient care programs.
Moss practices what he calls “airigami, the art of shaping air through balloons. Balloon Manor makes his art “scarigami.” His unusual art has been displayed in 12 countries on four continents and some creations were recognized in the Guinness Book of World Records and Ripley's Believe It or Not! Back in 2003, he led the construction of a huge flying octopus that was flown across Sodus Bay.
Moss is also an experienced teacher of his art and author of several books on ballooning.