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Spooktember a success

October 20, 2012
The Daily Mining Gazette

To the editor:

The Lake Linden Village campground recently hosted its second annual Spooktember Halloween Event combined with a fundraiser for an upgrade to the campground and Torch Lake Disc Golf Course. The event was a "screaming" success. We would like to thank the following people and businesses who made it possible.

Thanks to the Baccus Dairy for the hay and wagon and the Haataja Farm for cornstalks and pumpkins for decoration. Thanks to Pik Quik Party Store, Lindell's Restaurant, Lakes Dairyland, Loading Zone II, Copperland Arts and Crafts, Morty's Gas Station and Halloween SuperStore for their generous donation of contest prizes.

Thanks to Patty Codere for her help and Louie's Super Foods for coffee and bakery in the pavilion and the Lake Linden Downtown Development Authority for providing financial support. Thanks to "Esmeralda" (Yvonne Kauppila), her assistant "Nadia" (Donna Krey) for saying sooth and providing big smiles to people when told of their good fortune.

Thank you Tom and Lani Poynter, for sharing the Delaware Mine skunks, Snickers and Oreo. Thanks to Walt Riederich, Todd LePage and Curt Burroughs for their help with the hayrides. Thanks to Chris Rebman and Brad Codere who organized the tournaments. Thanks to Gloria Walli who told ghost stories and Nancy Fisher who organized a treasure hunt. Thanks to Gloria Walli, Jill Marcotte and Nancy Fisher for the difficult job of judging the wonderful costumes and campsites. A special thank you to Pat's Foods-Calumet and Patrick Curtin from the Old School Bakery for the wonderful vegetable art demonstration. A big thank you goes to Kim Tunstall from the Onigaming Yacht Club, who organized the first Ghost Boat Regatta and Bill and Joanne Griffin whose pirate ghost ship sailed the deep waters of Torch Lake.

Thanks to all the campers and their guests who made this a great time for everyone.

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We hope to continue the fun next year and hope everyone will return for "Spooktember 3: the Sequel."

Vada Riederich

Village of Lake Linden campground



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