Center City Mayhem is a professional level haunted house that is also the primary fundraiser for the Amarillo Activity Youth Center. Each year around 5,000 people from around Amarillo come out to get their socks scared off of them. The Haunted house opens every year in October on Fri and Sat nights from 7:00-midnight.
The official web-site for Center City Mayhem is www.fearamarillo.com and the contact phone is 806-373-2292. For online discounts everyone can follow the Mayhem Facebook instagram @fearamarillo and the AAYC instagram @amarilloyouth. Also we have coupons up in all the Toot ‘n Totum stores and throughout the city of Amarillo.
Since 2007 the AAYC has been involved in the Haunted Business. We started out slow with a small set-up hiring/sub-leasing, owning no props or equipment at all but now (since 2009) have expanded to be one of the major haunted houses in the area. We have purchased two complete haunted houses and spent thousands and thousands of dollars accumulating the best props we can. Our youth, staff and supporters build most of our props. Since 2007 we have been scaring people, and raising funds for our youth center.
The Mayhem staff is ran by the youth, parents and families that make up the Amarillo Activity Youth Center. Under the direction of Matthew Hite, AAYC Executive Director, this fundraiser keeps our youth center up and running and is our primary fundraiser.
The youth at the AAYC take on the project each year. It’s a learning process for them. We teach them how to frame walls, use basic tools, paint, square, design sets, act, make costumes, sound, lighting effects and much more. The haunted house is born out of the ideas of the youth at the center.
We take safety of our youth and those going through our haunted house VERY serious. All the leaders of the center and of our haunted house go through an application process and a background check each year.
We do allow new people into the process each year. If you are interested in Scaring people and helping a great non-profit shoot us an e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
It’s important to understand that Center City Mayhem is NOT about lining anyone’s pockets with money. All the funds raised go to support the youth of Amarillo through the center. The AAYC’s website is www.amarilloyouth.org if you’d like more info about the AAYC, or please take a few minutes to read our other blog post!
The haunted house at the AAYC has always been part of a great group of people who work together to help make all the haunted house in Amarillo great. This group is known as Amarillohaunts. If your trying to find out which Haunted Houses to go to this season, check out the Official Haunted house map and info on the website. www.amarillohaunts.com
The entire city of Amarillo has been very supportive of our haunted house and we look forward to the continued support!