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Essex Junction house takes Halloween to new extremes for a good cause

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At Essex Junction, there’s a lot of spooky and eerie atmospheres this Halloween. Over the past five years, the O’Connor House on Cushing Drive has taken its love of Halloween to the next level. Nate O’Connor said he and his partner Stewart “love Halloween.” They lived in the city before Vermont, so when they had to have a big yard, they jumped at the chance to take Halloween to new heights. “We’re getting hundreds of kids,” O’Connor said. “We’ve got 500 candies tonight. I’m sure we’ll all get rid of them too.” statues of foot skeletons and even live werewolf animatronics. His neighbors are on board and love it. “We love the Halloween decorations,” said Sarah Systo, who lives a few houses down, helps bind the community together. People come and enjoy it. “Nate, who has an engineering background, begins the setup process at the beginning of the month on October 1st. He usually keeps it going for an extra week after Halloween before tearing it all down. What started out as just a fun way to engage the community has also worked to raise money for a good cause. For those dropping by, the O’Connor family is accepting food donations. Nate also runs a Facebook group called “Hangry Bones”, where people can post selfies they take with the skeletons. For every photo he receives, he will donate $3 to Williston Food Shelf or Aunt Dot’s in Essex Junction. “Food insecurity is something I experienced very early in my life. No one should go hungry. Nate is happy that what they are doing is bringing positivity to the community. “The neighborhood loves it. Even families pass by, it’s cool to see,” O’Connor said. The O’Connor family have already planned to dress up the house for Christmas, with an 18ft Grinch in the works.

At Essex Junction, there’s a lot of spooky and eerie atmospheres this Halloween.

Over the past five years, the O’Connor House on Cushing Drive has taken its love of Halloween to the next level.

Nate O’Connor said he and his partner Stewart “love Halloween”. They lived in the city before Vermont, so when they had to have a big yard, they jumped at the chance to take Halloween to new heights.

“We’re home to hundreds of kids,” O’Connor said. “We have 500 candies tonight. I’m sure we’ll get rid of all that too.

These kids will also have over a hundred different characters for kids to interact with – from miniature pumpkins to 12-foot skeleton statues, and even live-action werewolf animatronics.

His neighbors are on board and love it.

“We love the Halloween decorations,” said Sarah Systo, who lives a few houses down. “It gives spirit to the neighborhood. It helps to bind the community together. People come to enjoy it. »

Nate, who has an engineering background, begins the installation process earlier this month on October 1. He usually keeps it going for an extra week after Halloween before tearing it all down.

What started out as just a fun way to engage the community has also worked to raise money for a good cause.

For those passing by, the O’Connor family is accepting food donations.

Nate also runs a Facebook group called “Hangry Bones”, where people can post selfies they take with the skeletons. For every photo he gets, he will donate $3 to Williston Food Shelf or Aunt Dot’s in Essex Junction.

“We had a lot of people come in and I just thought ‘what can we do with that?'” O’Connor shared. “Food insecurity is something I experienced very early in my life. No one should go hungry.

Nate is happy that what they are doing is bringing positivity to the community.

“The neighborhood loves it. Even families pass by, it’s cool to see,” O’Connor said.

The O’Connor family have already planned to dress up the house for Christmas, with an 18ft Grinch in the works.