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Fire Department House of Horrors! Submitted: 10/27/2012
RHINELANDER - Things were downright ghoulish at the Pine Lake Fire hall Saturday night.
Ghosts, vampires and werewolves awaited inside for a chilling good time. And it didn't even cost and arm and a leg, just a donation to the Rhinelander food pantry.

"We put this on just so the kids can have some fun," said Mike Braun, a lieutenant with the Pine Lake Fire Department, "It's free, we just ask for a non-perishable food item for a pantry donation."

After paying the toll, a maze of spooky surprises lie within. Tame enough for little ones, but still frightening fun.

"For the teenagers of course, we'll get a little scarier," said Braun, dressed as an evil joker, "We've had a lot of screams inside."

Survivors regained their strength with cake and candy and games afterwards, and said this of their adventures…

"It was scary and not scary," said Mariah McCue.

"The costumes were really scary," said 9-year-old Noah McCann.

The event also gave the fire department a chance to show the community their brand new fire truck. But the big wheels weren't the biggest draw. What was the favorite amongst the mini witches and mummies?

"The candy part!"



Story By: Kailey Burton

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