Thursday, October 24, 2013
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Clayton News Daily
B.J. Burrell has filled the porch of her Church Street home in Jonesboro with a lineup of roguish figures for Halloween. Every October, her porch and front yard are filled with elaborate, ghoulish displays to scare and delight neighbors and trick-or-treaters. (Staff Photos: Curt Yeomans)
JONESBORO — B.J. Burrell never shies away from turning her Jonesboro home into a big, scary sight when the goblins, ghouls and gremlins run wild at Halloween.
For more than 40 years, her displays have been a sure sign that the night of fears is drawing near. The porch of her Church Street home becomes a rogues gallery of ghastly figures as the days dwindle down before the onslaught of trick-or-treaters begins. Ghosts, witches and monsters begin to pop up.
Everywhere a person turns, there are creatures of the night lurking. Some are front and center, and others are hidden in the shadows and crevices.
Crows sit in a cage above Frankenstein. A rat sits at the top of the stairs leading to the porch. Count Dracula’s tombstone warns visitors to stay away from the Burrell household at night — unless they want to be found dead in the morning with bite marks in their necks.
So, as Halloween draws near, residents should ask each other one thing: Do you dare pay a visit to the Burrell house?