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B.J. Burrell ressurrects annual Halloween display in Jonesboro

Church Street home a frightful sight for Halloween

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)

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)

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A fashionably dressed children’s mannequin is one of the decorations Jonesboro resident B.J. Burrell used in her Halloween display this year.

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Count Dracula is proclaimed to still be alive, according to this tombstone in Jonesboro resident B.J. Burrell’s front yard.

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A witch promises to use spells to entertain visitors to get candy from B.J. Burrell’s Jonesboro home.

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The green witch mannequin strikes a chic and stylish pose on the porch of Jonesboro resident B.J. Burrell’s home. Her clothes change from year to year, but the green witch is a mainstay in Burrell’s annual Halloween displays.

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A child magician mannequin greets visitors as they step on to the porch of Jonesboro resident B.J. Burrell’s Church Street home. (Staff Photo: Curt Yeomans)

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Even a court jester is part of the rogues gallery of dark figures standing watch.

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Frankenstein and the court jester hang out on the porch of Jonesboro resident B.J. Burrell’s Church Street home.

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No Halloween display would be complete without a pumpkin. This “Jack-O-Lantern” is accompanied by an evil clown. (Staff Photo: Curt Yeomans)

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This “Uncle Fester” look-a-like is one of the many characters Jonesboro resident B.J. Burrell put into her Halloween display.

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?