Milton’s Halloween enthusiasts are getting ready for the season.
On Oct. 13, Phil and Lois Watson, aided by their 14-year-old grandson, Julian Hawkins of Janesville, were busily making final touches to a sprawling, fantastical display. The family has assembled the display for the last 20 years, Phil said.
On Vernal Avenue, Kathy Johnson has been busy creating a charming and colorful array of flowers, pumpkins, scarecrows and other Halloween trinkets that adorn the 1868-built home she shares with her husband, Rick.
On Elizabeth Street, at the home of Heidi and Edward Berebitsky, a creepy display, complete with a giant clown head and smaller severed heads hanging from the trees will greet those willing to brave the yard.
At the Selgren home on Hilltop, Kenda said her father, David, was the decorating enthusiast.
Jenny Quisler, John Paul Road, said her children’s enthusiasm for Halloween inspired her to adorn her home with a giant spider and cobwebs.
Photos of various Halloween houses in Milton follow.
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Berebitsky family members, including Heidi’s grandson, Carson, 8, from Lodi, and daughter, Samantha, 14, stand in the “crime scene” where a murdered mannequin appears to have lost its head.
A severed head hangs from a tree on Elizabeth Street at the home of Heidi and Edward Berebitsky. The decoration is one of several made from found items.
It’s crazy and creepy, and it wears the lamp that inspired the display.
David Selgren’s daughter, Kenda, said her father is the enthusiast behind the annual Hilltop home’s display.
This cute trio will greet trick-or-treaters at the Selgren’s house.
Ghosts and pumpkins are a theme at this home on Rainbow Drive.
The 1909-built William and Edith Gray Farmstead stands ready to greet trick-or-treaters for yet another year. Phil and Lois Watson have been erecting their Halloween display for 20 years.
According to Lois Watson, an estimated 100 children will visit the display.
Lois, from left, and Phil Watson, and their grandson, Julian Hawkins, put finishing touches on their sprawling annual Halloween display.
Phil Watson holds a giant cutout cat in place. The item was among final pieces he was working to secure.
Creeps and creatures adorn the Watson’s yard and porch.
On a quiet dead-end road called Morgan Street one finds a spooky place complete with a ghost on the doorknob and signs warning: “Danger, Keep out!” and “Beware, Go back!”
Skulls and pumpkins line the walk, and ghosts haunt the trees on Morgan Street.
A skeletal ghoul waits patently for Halloween night.
Judging by the condition of her John Paul Road home, Jenny Quisler surely does not suffer from arachnophobia.
The decorations were inspired by her children’s Halloween enthusiasm, Quisler said.
A handy concept used for holiday decorating.
Holiday staples: pumpkins and gourds.
A cheerful scarecrow rests on Vernal Avenue.
Rick Johnson said his wife, Kathy, is still in the process of decorating the couple’s 1868-built home.
This cheerful display offered by Kathy Johnson has been in the making for 20 years. Items wear out and Kathy collects more, Rick said.