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Detroit-based group seeking to purchase hamlet of Hell

Associated Press

Putnam Township — A Detroit-based group has launched a crowdfunding campaign with the goal of raising more than $1.3 million to purchase holdings in the unincorporated village of Hell.

The organization known as Damned plans to use the money to buy Hell, located in Putnam Township, and build a performing arts center where events could be held year-round. The leader of Damned tells the Livingston Daily Press & Argus the group wants to expand its productions and bring more elaborate events to Hell, like an annual festival with performance, music and art.

The group currently produces the Damned Expedition, an art show held around Halloween each year in Detroit.

Damned must raise the full amount of money it’s seeking by March 22. More than $47,000 had been donated to the campaign as of Tuesday evening.