Pam Sampers' birthday falls on Oct. 29; perhaps that is good since she has a great fascination with Halloween. She and husband Bob have gathered so many Halloween decorations that it takes days to bring them all out. For the past five years they have opened their house up to the trick-or-treaters and their parents and allowed them to enjoy the decorations they have filled their home with. "It's all for the kids," she said, trying to be convincing. (Family knows she enjoys the decorations just as much as the kids!)
There are skeletons in several settings as well as witches cooking up a meal in the kitchen. There are several sound, motion and button activated singing and dancing creatures.
The entry of the home is made up of "kid-friendly" scenes feature Tigger and Winnie the Pooh.
"We really enjoy kids and seeing their faces" when they see the decorations, Pam said. Bob quickly added that the displays aren't intended to be frightening. "We don't want to scare anyone and if they do get scared we turn on the lights and tell them these are only toys."
Make sure to stop at the Sampers, located at 518 Johnson St., on your Halloween trek.