Ghouls and the gospel

Scaremare director reflects on his past 16 years leading the local outreach Each October, Professor Steve Vandegriff plays a crucial role in not only directing Scaremare, but also impacting the Lynchburg college and teenage community with the gospel. “I’ve been doing Scaremare here in Lynchburg for 16 years now,” Scaremare Director Steve Vandegriff said. “We are definitely a unique activity, […]

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A look behind the masks

The Scaremare team spends hundreds of hours prepping for the large event The creative director of Scaremare Pam Vandegriff and her assistant Jason Shockley stood in an old cabinet shop at 6:45 p.m. on a Friday night. In a dark room illuminated only by a strobe light flashing on the body of a clown inside of a coffin, they played […]

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Prepare to scare

Liberty will host annual Scaremare event to reach community Scaremare is slinking back into action Thursday, Oct. 9 and will continue to run every Thursday through Saturday, Oct. 9-25. Scaremare takes attendees on a journey, passing through creepy trails, dark woods and eventually entering the houses. According to Scaremare’s official website, the event is a way for Liberty to creatively […]

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Scaremare staff celebrates salvations

Scaremare, Liberty University’s student-run Halloween evangelism outreach, had 25,315 people walk the trails and rooms associated with the event this year, while 3,422 people said they made a salvation decision for Christ, according to Richard Brown, an assistant professor of youth ministries. Scaremare took place on the nights of Oct. 10-12, 17-19 and 24-26. According to Brown, Scaremare had a […]

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Scaremare screams begin

Liberty University crept its way into October with the opening of the 41st annual Scaremare Thursday, Oct. 10. The event, which draws tens of thousands of people each year, will run every Thursday through Saturday for the rest of the month. Scaremare is one of Liberty’s unique ways of bringing the gospel to the unreached by way of spine-chilling entertainment. […]

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Scaremare marks 40 years of frights

Scaremare, the widely-known, annual Halloween evangelism outreach run by Liberty University, is almost ready for an opening night filled with fright. Opening Oct. 11, Scaremare prompts visitors to walk through woods crawling with men holding chainsaws and paintball guns before they walk through a house with multiple themed rooms. Visitors will meet Liberty students in unexpected places, disguised under draping […]

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Scaremare haunts again

The list of options for Liberty students to fulfill Christian and Community Service (CSER) requirements is always growing. Choices can include helping the elderly, tutoring kids from local schools — or in the month of October, chasing people around the woods with a chainsaw. From Oct. 13 to 29, hundreds of visitors to Scaremare will line up for hours for […]

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