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Tumbleweeds fundraiser is a scream

Posted 10/18/17 (Wed)

Tumbleweeds fundraiser is a scream

By Cecile Wehrman

With Halloween his favorite holiday, it’s no wonder hours spent mowing tree rows would give Zach Schroeder the idea of turning his yard into a haunted hayride.

Back when his wife’s dad planted the trees, with help of the Soil Conservation District, said Shonna (Heuer) Schroeder, such an event was probably the furthest thing from anyone’s mind.

“I grew up here,” she said Friday, seated on a hay wagon that had just dropped a dozen visitors off at the finale of the hayride -- a haunted house that once was a machine shed used only for storage.

Located about 1.5 miles south of Noonan on Co. 21, bright lights parked on an approach to the north of the Schroeders’ place let you know you have arrived, as do straw bales topped with pumpkins to point the way toward parking.

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