• Bob Vlach, Woodford Sun Staff

Halloween tradition continues

Decorating her house on Montgomery Avenue for Halloween allows Holly Powers to continue a family tradition begun by her parents. “We really go overboard for Halloween, and it started when I was little,” Powers said. “… My parents always did Halloween up really big,” she explained. “Mom would make our costumes, and then Dad would decorate up the house. So it was always a really big tradition in our family to really get into the spirit of Halloween.” Her dad transformed his garage into a haunted house that neighborhood kids walked through to get their candy on Halloween, Powers said. Powers, who moved to Versailles in September of last year, says she wanted to pass on this Halloween tradition to her daughter, Maddie. So after not having enough time to decorate her home last Halloween, she was determined to turn some “really cool ideas” into a spooky experience for people walking or driving past her home at the corner of Huntertown Road. Powers says she was inspired to create a cemetery in her yard by her older brother, who “made these really cool headstones a couple years ago.” The headstones poke fun at family and friends with their epitaphs. To get others into the Halloween spirit, Powers and her family added other spooky décor, including spider webs and a giant spider in an evergreen. Powers, originally from Clearwater, Fla., says she moved from Lexington to Versailles, where her parents also live, because “it’s such a cool little town,” to raise her daughter.

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