Tricks, treats fill holiday

Published 4:43 pm Monday, October 23, 2006

By By Lisa Tindell – news writer
Halloween is only one day a year. However, with the way some people decorate their yards and homes, the holiday is just as noticeable as Christmas. Costume departments are filled with fantasy outfits that would make a movie set wardrobe department feel shame.
Although area retailers have already begun to display Christmas decorations and gift ideas, the ghoulish holiday has not been overlooked.
Costumes this year are much like years past. Character costumes range from Cinderella for sweet, little girls to Spiderman and Superman for the little superheros in the family.
For adult costume choices, the choices of costumes are typically only limited by the imagination. Costumes can range from the tame versions of princesses, clowns and even some farm animals to costumes of vampires and the Grim Ripper.
Decorations are almost as varied as are costumes. Most, however, depict grisly and scary scenes.
One homeowner on Simmons Street in East Brewton has decided to pull out the stops and decorate their lawn for the creepy holiday. The yard holds a giant pumpkin complete with three ghosts who appear to be on the prowl. Skull lights flank the walkway and bats hover around the porch.
The holiday, mostly geared toward the younger crowd, holds a tasty snack for many as the day for trick-or-treating arrives on Oct. 31.
The cities of Brewton and East Brewton have declared Tuesday, Oct. 31 from 5 to 7 p.m. as the appropriate time for trick-or-treating throughout the area.

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