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Shellie Zielsdorf and Kerry Kraus help at nearly every level of the haunted house-making process. The women help with everything from decorating to costumes and makeup.

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For nearly 11 years a handful of Hammond residents have volunteered their time and talents to create a haunted house of spooktacular proportions.


Although the "Town of Tormented Souls" haunted house has had various names and locations over the years one thing has stayed the same, "every volunteer loves the excitement of scaring the living daylights out of people," said Gary Zielsdorf, Hammond, an organizer and volunteer at the Town of Tormented Souls haunted house.

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Gretta Stark
Gretta Stark has been a reporter for the River Falls Journal since July of 2013. She previously worked as a reporter for the New Richmond News from June 2012 to July 2013. She holds a BA in Print and Electronic Media from Wartburg College.
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