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Casanova’s Haunted Caves return

This year the Casanova Haunted Caves will return to provide spooky thrills using the theme Camping Gone Wrong. Helping Paws and the Saint Croix Rowing Club are also working the event and all of the funds raised will go to these two organizations. The Haunted Caves will be open Oct. 24, 25 and 26 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Family friendly day is Oct. 27 when it will be open from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. The caves will have more lights on and be a bit less spooky for the youngsters. It will also be open Thursday, Oct. 31, and Friday, Nov. 1 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Admission is $6 per person, $5 per person if you bring a food shelf donation. From the left are Sally Field, Saint Croix Rowing Club; 4-month-old Gina, Helping Paws trainee, Marie Heikkila; Helping Paws Trainer Denny Prothero and his Helping Paws dog Hemi; Cathy Diaz and her Helping Paws demonstration dog Rugby. Standing in the back is Tim Higgins, Saint Croix Rowing Club. Diaz and Heikkila are both trainers for Helping Paws of Minnesota which trains services dogs for individuals with physical disabilities. Helping Paws has started a pilot program to train service dogs for veterans with PTSD. (Hudson Star-Observer photo by Margaret A. Ontl)