It’s that time of year again when some neighbourhood yards get a spookier look as Halloween approaches.
Ponoka resident Michael Okeymaw (6307, 54 Ave.) started decorating his yard when he first moved to town in 2017.
Each year, the number of folks who drop by to have a look increases, he said.
“I had over 300 trick-or-treaters show up last year. I usually only make 200 treat bags, but last year was so successful, I ran out of candy by 7 p.m.,” he said.
“Luckily, neighbours down the street brought their candy over as they hardly had anyone go to their house, and even Bob Ronnie came over and started handing out hot chocolate to everyone because it was a little cold out.”
Okeymaw said it felt great to have the community helping out.
“We literally even had a traffic jam in front of my place for a little while. So this year, I am making 400 treat bags just in case and Bob Ronnie is going to deliver hot chocolate again to give to those who want a little warm-up,” he said.
“I even have a fire pit for the parents to warm up at while the kids get their treats. It’s just been great to do this for the neighbourhood and I love hearing from everybody who says they come back every year to see my decorations.”