> 2004Our first year there I simply did the standard issue "light on, answer the door" thing, handing out candy with my own writings which would be better developed over time, and vastly improved as my understanding and love of the Gospel increased.
I had a statue of Jack Skellington (from Tim Burton's "The Nightmare Before Christmas") just inside the door and in view of my visitors, and a few teens who stopped by raved about him and some of my other Nightmare paraphernalia. Simple as that seems, I work as a youth sponsor at my church and was happy to have a connection with some teens in the neighborhood.
> 2005It was warm enough this year that we opened up the garage and placed alongside us a box with sleight of hand magic tricks. As visitors stopped in, they got a trick and a treat. This was so simple yet well received, and we grew better acquainted with some neighbors that night. One boy came back a second time and ran back to his family yelling, "I love those people!"
We were struck. What else could we do with this?
> Days of Future PassedFor all you Halloween enthusiasts... As you might imagine, we've enjoyed our share of Halloween antics in the past. Influenced by b-horror, sci-fi and vamps from The Lost Boys to Dark Shadows (orig. & '92 resurrected), we never grew out of tricking or treating. Who knew all that would lead to all this? Here are some shots we dug up from days gone by.
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