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Halloween decorations cover home for good cause


Halloween is just nine days away.

One Wisconsin Rapids couple has transformed their property into a haunted playground.

The couple says their efforts will help a cancer-stricken little girl.

"This is Hadley, she's three years old," said Hadley's Grandfather David Behrend holding a picture of her.

Hadley was diagnosed with leukemia on Easter Sunday.

"It was shocking you know, why her?" said Behrend.

Mike and Bonita Wolosek are friends with Hadley's Grandfather.

The Wolosek's love Halloween

This year the haunted village they're building at their home has turned into a way to help the little girl.

The Wolosek's are asking the hundreds of people they expect to tour their property this weekend, for donations to benefit Hadley.

"We do this every year anyway and if we can help some family out for the work we do it's well worth it to us," said Mike Wolosek, homeowner.

Mike takes off an entire week of work to build the haunted paradise.

The front yard is designed for little ones, featuring a pumpkin patch and animated porch decorations.

Then you adventure into the backyard, that has 17 different stations set up. All of them with candy and people in full costume.

Then you head into a third additional lot that the Wolosek's purchased this year to add space for the haunted corn maze.

"There's another 15 to 20 people in costume that will be jumping out at you at times you don't expect it," said Mike Wolosek.

In 2012, the Wolosek's tell Newsline 9 that nearly 1,000 people took the haunted tour in under 4 hours.

"It's just a feeling that you know that you might be saving that little girl's life by putting this benefit on," said Bonita Wolosek, Homeowner.

The haunted village will be open for one night only on Sunday.

It costs $5.00 to get in. Children under five are free.

The event is located at:

1820 Gaynor Ave.

Wisconsin Rapids, WI


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