It’s Time to Get Spooky, Y’all! McLean County Halloween Decorating Contest Returns
This end-of-summer heat wave has me counting the days until Fall. I love when the leaves start to turn and the air gets nice and crispy. The air even smells different. It's one of my favorite things about living in Kentucky. There is no better way to set the scene for spooky season which is just around the corner. All of the scary decorations start to appear around town. I can't wait!
I have a couple of boxes of Halloween decor, myself. My prized vintage Jack-o-lantern blow mold, some old school paper mache pumpkins and black cats, and a cute little spider I have hung in a living room doorway ever since I can remember. His name is Webster. Rollins loves putting him in his special spot now and welcoming him to join our shenanigans for the month of October.
But my spooky season decor could never hold a candle to the magic that happens in McLean County for Halloween. My friend David Martin is a Halloween enthusiast whose setup has grown to be an amazing sight to see over the years. He and fellow McLean Countians Jessica Johnson and Rachel Jones Stringer are organizers of the 2023 McLean County Halloween Decorating Contest and they are looking for other festive friends and neighbors to join in the fun for a great cause.
After a hiatus last year, David is hoping folks will hit the ground running and make the community look special for Halloween. "Our goal is to spread the magic of Halloween by encouraging people to decorate around our county. The contest also doubles as a fundraiser for a different group each year." In the first year of the contest, proceeds were given to the McLean County Animal Shelter. This year, participants will be raising money to benefit the McLean County Band Boosters which support band students and directors at McLean County Middle School and High School.
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