Props '09

Costume Party '09

Trick-or-Treat '09

Parade '09

 

Click one of the above categories to see pictures from our Halloween events in 2009

With 27 days of rain, we didn't get a chance for a 2009 video.

This year was probably the most challenging year yet. Starting in late September, the weather turned bad. Rain almost every day or night, with 27 days of rain in October. Set-up was terribly difficult with the rain and cold weather. Props began to fail due to all the conditions. Keeping the air system dry, electrical connections safe, and just overall maintenance was a nightmare.

We had spent most of the budget re-building and re-wiring broken props, but managed to add a new front facade, a new bleeding tombstone, a rocking tombstone, a ton of other graveyard stones, a zombie crossing sign, a photo spot, and other items that escape me right now. We also bought a web-shooter from Minions' Web to add to our effects.

Again, the display began to dissappear late night on the 31st and was gone by the 5th of November

Special thanks to the following people for all their hard work on this year's construction & set-up: (no particular order)  I am so sorry if we missed someone.  Let us know!!

  • Stephanie Wrolson - my lovely wife (for putting up with this whole thing)
  • My neighbors (for putting up with this year after year
  • Bob Nausid - haunt206 (for help setting up  almost every night until the 6h, for his detail work on the props, and all his ideas and work to make this come together.)
  • Frank Moore - for his help with wiring the yard this year, his help setting up, as well as he help acting many nights and with security.
  • Linda Moore - For her help on Halloween giving candy to over 600 ToT's
  • Nick Jackson - for his great bartending skills
  • Mouse - for his help detailing props during set-up
  • Tom Byrne - for his help with set-up
  • Kathy Byrne - for her help painting
  • Emily Byrne - for her help with set-up and painting
  • All the members from the Chicago Haunt Club for their great friendships and wonderful ideas all year long.
  • Members from Halloween-L Halloween Group (for the ideas, and assistance with problems while building props.)
  • Drew Meyer - for his help with set up, crowd control, acting, and just hanging out. 
  • Dennis Keefe - for his help with prop detailing and set-up
  • Kathy Bolain - for watching the kids for us and with set up
  • Kyle Cooper - for his help acting several nights
  • Members from the LasRyds Hearse Club for hanging out with their Hearses for our grand opening night! (which was FREEZING)