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Halloween 2017: Hauntingly fun

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Local businesses braved the cold in New Richmond to give candy to children who came out on Tuesday, Oct. 31, for Halloween. Jordan Willi / RiverTown Multimedia2 / 10
News employee Vernice Evans joyfully greeted costumed visitors Oct. 31 who stopped in for tricks and treats. Jordan Willi / RiverTown Multimedia3 / 10
(From left): Dominic Jackelen, age 1; Tatiana Greene, age 11; and Bentley Greene, age 2, braved the cold to visit the News office Oct. 31 for some Halloween treats. Sarah Nigbor / RiverTown Multimedia4 / 10
Every haunted house needs a good mad scientist: in this case, Anna Hams. Tom Lindfors / RiverTown Multimedia5 / 10
Apparently someone lost their head at the haunted house in Star Prairie, Friday night and this charming witch, Brenna Ellison, was doing her best to locate the owner. Tom Lindfors / RiverTown Multimedia6 / 10
A couple of witch sisters, Bailey Kuehn (left) and Alyssa Mortimer (right), were willing to lend someone's hand to visitors to the Star Prairie Community Club's haunted house Friday night. Tom Lindfors / RiverTown Multimedia7 / 10
Infamous killer, Jason Voorhees, got all dressed up for his appearance at the Star Prairie Community Club's haunted house Friday night. Tom Lindfors / RiverTown Multimedia8 / 10
The Star Prairie Community Club's haunted house employs the services of more than 35 of the underworld's most talented ghosts, goblins, witches, zombies, ghouls, monsters, apparitions, vampires, spectres, and clowns for one very, scary evening. Tom Lindfors / RiverTown Multimedia9 / 10
Groups of parents and children made their way around downtown New Richmond on Tuesday, Oct. 31, to collect their share of Halloween candy from local businesses and organizations. Jordan Willi / RiverTown Multimedia10 / 10

Were you among the brave souls who visited Star Prairie's haunted house Friday, Oct. 27? Or maybe you and your little ones went trick-or-treating downtown New Richmond or Somerset.

At any rate, the cold weather did not deter Halloween spooks, goblins, fairies and parents from Halloween festivities in 2017.