Bunny and Cathie Wells were busy making preparations for trick or treaters this evening at their residence on 10th Avenue in Keremeos.
The couple have taken great delight in providing their neighbourhood with ghouls, ghosts and goblins and other creepy stuff for 30 years.
They have been setting up an elaborate display of ghastly goings-on in Keremeos since moving here four years ago, adding to their sizeable display each year.
“When we moved here and started setting up for the first time, the neighbours said, ‘Don’t bother, we only get 10 kids a year,’” Bunny related. “We said, oh, well, and started putting stuff up anyway.”
The first year of the display saw 176 kids turn up at the Wells’ door. Each year, the numbers increase.
“We’re prepared for 275 trick or treaters this year,” Cathie said.
The scary display takes three days to set up, even with assistance from neighbours Fred and Eve Cole. This year, Wells’ friends from Abbotsford, the Fillions, also came for a visit and to lend a hand.
“We’re getting pretty well known in the village as the Halloween House,” chuckled Bunny, who will pop out of a coffin to hand out treats tonight.