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High School Students Give Disabled Residents a Halloween Experience

YAKIMA, Wash. - A state-run facility in Selah is celebrating Halloween with its annual haunted house.  Employees at Yakima Valley School say they couldn't have done it without the help of a group of local high school students.

About 40 students at La Salle High School spent the last three weeks designing and assembling the props.  Employee Kim Thomas says the students have no idea how much the work they've done makes a difference.

"It gives (our residents) a sense of purpose for what fall is about, what Halloween is about, and the holidays." Thomas says.

About 100 severely developmentally disabled people live at Yakima Valley School.

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