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The Daily Register - Harrisburg, IL
  • Zombies zapped in Eldorado

  • The Baugher family of Eldorado is escalating its war against boredom and the undead. Enlistments are needed.
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      Due to a reporter’s error, the relationship of Tony Jones to Jamie Baugher was wrong in Tuesday’s Page 1A story “Zombies zapped in Eldorado.” Jones is a family f...
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      Due to a reporter’s error, the relationship of Tony Jones to Jamie Baugher was wrong in Tuesday’s Page 1A story “Zombies zapped in Eldorado.” Jones is a family friend who owns property adjacent to Baugher’s where the zombie hayride is taking place. There was also a composition error in the first paragraph of the story. The error’s have been corrected in the online version.
  • The Zombies are thick out in the woods at the Baugher farm.
    The Baugher family of Eldorado is escalating its war against boredom and the undead.
    Enlistments are needed.
    On a farm located north of Eldorado just west of U.S. Route 45 on Alexander Road, a family of paint ball enthusiasts is enlisting troops to fight off an infestation of zombies in the woods located on their farm. The public is invited to join the action starting 6 p.m. Oct. 31.
    The Baughers have two tractor-pulled trailers with three paint ball guns mounted on each side. At 6 p.m. Thursday they are hoping to have each trailer filled with paint ball shooters who hunger for action. They will leave the safe perimeter surrounding the barn and advance to the woods. The woods are zombie territory and intelligence indicates there are at least 20 zombies doing their zombie things in that forest.
    There will be hairy action for sure.
    The paint balls loaded into the trailer's gun stations glow in the dark. They look like tracer rounds when fired.
    Enlistment is open to any child or parent for a fee of $10. Small children are allowed to shoot while sitting on parent's laps. The fee covers the cost of paint balls and compressed air. Once a gun station is paid for, the shooting can be given over to the small children.
    Closing time on Thursday, Friday and Saturday night will be 10 p.m.
    Kettle corn, hot dogs and sodas and hot chocolate will be available for the troops.
    The enlistment center is located at 65 Alexander Road, which is west of U.S. Route 45 north of Eldorado. It is 2 miles north of the Eldorado stoplight on U.S. Route 45.
    "We have been into paint ball shooting for years," said Jamie Baugher, father and family elder. "I have invested in a lot of guns and equipment and it seemed like a fun way to use it."
    Tony Jones and Baugher own the zombie-plagued properties. Many family members will be involved in the three day Halloween event.
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