By NR Staff • 

Carlton will continue Haunted Granary in October

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The historic granary building in the center of Carlton was sold earlier this year. But the new owner offered to let the Carlton Community Foundation use the structure once again.

"A big thank you goes to the new owner of the Madsen Granary, Martin Doerschlag, for allowing us to use the granary this year," said Mayor Kathie Oriet, a member of the community foundation.

The foundation runs the Halloween attraction to raise money for Carlton enhancement, such as a planned new skate park and pool house, playground equipment and the Carlton Fun Days and National Night Out events.

Volunteer Tammy Nagley came up with the Haunted Granary concept last year. She and volunteer coordinators Todd and Mary Reed, along with other volunteers, will transform the building into a spook house again this year.

They are planning to develop a new theme with new special effects. They said it will be rated PG-13, so may be too intense for young children.

The 2013 Haunted Granary will be open Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings from Oct. 10 to Oct. 26, plus Wednesday, Oct. 30, Thursday, Oct. 31, and Friday, Nov. 1. Admission runs $5, plus a can of food for the local food bank.

To volunteer for the event, call the Reeds at 503-577-3412 or Oriet at 503-852-7206, or e-mai to




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