Saturday, October 30, 2010

In The Spirit: Resident's Get Ready For Halloween!

Despite the fact that Halloween is only a day away, Hamtramck is looking quite bare. Very few residents have dressed up their house for the fun and frightful holiday. Why? Is the economy to blame? Religion? Disinterest? Whatever the reason, it's a given that at least some of Hamtramck's residents are getting in the spirit!

Of course you have the famous decorations of the "brothers of Lumpkin." This family house has been decorated with ghouls, ghosts, and goblins for at least 17 years. It's a classic of the Hamtramck holiday scene and is a must see for any trick-or-treater!

A house on Yeman's street got into the spirit. From a chainsaw wielding zombie to a hangman's noose, this house is decorated and ready to scare the daylights out of the children. (Look below for pictures of this cool house!)

A house on Edwin street is ready for the younger crowd with its tasteful and elegant decorations. Also a yearly display, these residents always know how to please everyone from the youngest to the oldest of Halloween lovers!

Now, here comes the madman! What if Hamtramck had a holiday decorating contest? What if every resident who participated in said contest sent in an entry form with a small donation. The home that wins the decorating contest wins a gift certificate or product that was donated by local businesses.. Granted, the details need to be worked out; but the idea is sound and doable. It would work for both Halloween and Christmas. Not only would it raise money for a good cause, but maybe it would allow people to get in touch with the holiday spirit again. With the world getting progressively worse, all it takes is a little spirit to bring a happy face to millions!!

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

A couple years ago there was a contest for Christmas Decorations, I can't remember which organization was in charge, maybe the Beautification Commission?

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