Frightfully good fun on display in Floyd

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FLOYD — Two families in Floyd have joined forces to help people enjoy a little eerie Halloween fun and escape, if only for a few minutes, from the all-too-real spookiness that has been 2020.

The friends and neighbors — Ray and Nicole Sherman and Brad and Bronwyn Williams, who both live on Camroden Road right across from each other — have elaborate Halloween displays designed to help passersby and trick-or-treaters alike enjoy a frightfully good scene.

“Brad and I have lived here for 31 years and have decorated for Halloween every year,” Bronwyn said. “We love it.”

The Sherman family moved to Floyd around five years ago — and were impressed with the delightful display across the street.

“They thought it was great that we loved it like they did,” Ray said. “That’s when the level was raised, and we started to bounce things off of each other.”

Each year it’s a little different and sometimes with themes, like Bronwyn’s idea “Dead versus Undead,” Ray added.

Both families agree that the displays are all in good fun and that the elaborate decorating, which take a great deal of time and effort to pull off, are labors of love to help area youngsters enjoy the annual candy-filled rite of fall.

“There’s no competition between us,” Ray said. “We work together to have fun, challenge ourselves, and enjoy the looks on people’s faces. Most of all, we enjoy the kid’s reactions — and that’s what it’s all about.”

Bronwyn said the only sad thing is that they don’t usually get many trick-or-treaters their way.

“We’ll definitely have candy ready for Halloween night,” she said.

Both the Sherman and Williams families invite the public to visit their homes on Camroden Road whether to take pictures or for trick-or-treating on Halloween night. Visitors are asked not to walk through the property, due to liability concerns with all the displays and cords running through the yard.

“We love the response this year from the community,” Ray said. “It certainly has sparked our desire to take it to the next level next year.”

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