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Innisfil residents put their scariest foot forward, for Halloween decorating contest

Halloween home decorating contest is inspiring residents

Some Innisfil homeowners have gone all out, for Halloween – creating terrifying tableaus in their front yards, for the first Innisfil Community Halloween home decorating competition.

Not all of the 75 or so homes registered for the contest are actually tricked out for Halloween.

Some homeowners just paid the $10 entry fee to support the two charities that will be splitting the funds raised - the Innisfil Food Bank, and Innisfil’s Christmas For Kids (C4Kids) all year round.

But there are enough truly scary and over-the-top creations to create Halloween shivers, and make choosing the winners a tough job.

The contest was launched by Jennifer Richardson to “make sure that Halloween can go on” despite the pandemic and restrictions on trick-or-treating.

Those registered for the event have been asked to send in photos of their decorated homes, which will be organized by Ward and posted on the Innisfil Community Halloween facebook page on Oct. 26, along with a digital map and a link for residents to vote, for both their favourite, and the scariest display.

The map will also be published in a local newspaper, on Oct. 29.

Also helping to decide the winners will be town councillors, picking their favourites in their own Wards, along with votes from Mayor Lynn Dollin, MP John Brassard, MPP Andrea Khanjin, and a representative of the Friends of the Library.

Thanks to a long list of community sponsors, winners of the competition will receive amazing prizes –  from a 90 minute Yoga Party for five courtesy of Tranquil Corners Yoga, to a gift certificate to Davidson’s Country Dining restaurant. And everyone who entered will receive a free goodie bag, including a pizza coupon from Domino’s Pizza, a coupon book from Tanger Outlet Mall, a scented candle from the Cookstown Antique Market, and much more, as a thank-you.

For more information, visit the Innisfil Community Halloween facebook page, by clicking here.

And this year, instead of going door-to-door and trick-or-treating at Halloween, families are invited take a drive around Innisfil on Friday, Oct. 30 from 6 to 10 p.m., following the map to enjoy the spooky creativity of their fellow residents.