Richmond gets into the Halloween spirits, 2020-style


By Mike Kinney

A skeleton man posed in front of a home in Richmond’s North & East neighborhood is wearing a face mask, presumably to protect himself from COVID-19. At a home nearby, a Biden-Harris political sign hovers behind another skeleton man labeled as the GOP.

If such Halloween decorations aren’t doing enough to reflect a tumultuous 2020, an evil broom-flying witch ended up flattened on another neighbor’s front yard following an unexpected crash landing.

Despite a frightening and unpredictable year during which even trick-or-treating is considered unsafe due to the pandemic, West County residents are not abandoning their dedication to enjoying a ghoulish Halloween season.

The Standard recently toured the North & East Neighborhood looking for home decorations and were pleasantly surprised by some of the creativity on exhibit.

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