Community to get dose of Scary

Published 10:55 am Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Austin will officially get Scary this fall.

The Community Against Bullying has secured The Scary Guy to come to Austin from about Oct. 31 to Nov. 11.

“It’s pretty surreal,” said Danielle Borgerson-Nesvold. “Right now, our focus is to make sure that while he is here that everybody gets an opportunity to see him and to learn.”

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What’s more, Scary is ready and raring to come to Austin after hearing about CAB’s work.

“I have never once experienced what we’ve seen what’s happened in Austin,” Scary said. “You’ve got to be proud of the fact that you’re in a town beginning to create their own revolution, their own change. I haven’t even been there yet.”

It almost didn’t happen, according to Borgerson-Nesvold. She contacted Scary’s representatives after CAB organizers received several grants from corporations and charities that would pay towards the end of December. Since CAB volunteers earned about $6,000 from their “Take It To The Streets” event last month, Borgerson-Nesvold wondered whether they could put a down payment on Scary’s services and pay the rest once the grants kicked in. Scary’s people agreed to come.