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This is how visitors are greeted for Halloween at the entrance to the Roman Pechacek farm. Karen Marsh has also adorned the farm and her place next door with autumn embellishments, including pumpkins, gourds, cornstalks and colored leaves.

Boo! She falls, rises and makes sure the Halloween show goes on

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Balanced on a ladder, Karen Marsh was up in tree branches trying to hang a ghoul mask. One of the braces to secure the ladder was unfastened. Marsh swayed and took a spill.


She got back up but her right foot hurt. Pah, it was only noon! So much to do!

Outdoor Halloween decorations don't just appear by black magic.

Marsh swallowed some Advil and kept hobbling, positioning more ghosts, skeletons and grim reapers.

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Phil Pfuehler
Phil Pfuehler has been editor of the River Falls Journal since 1991.
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