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Davis Graveyard opens with Halloween spirit

The Davis Graveyard display on the corner of Southeast 43rd Avenue and Johnson Creek Boulevard was set up last week with lights from dusk to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

The yard spectacle, which is mentioned in the documentary “American Scream,” features a ruined mausoleum, monuments, and a large redesigned, life-size ruined abbey display.

The display will turn on special effects — sound, video, fog, animations — each Friday, Saturday and Sunday (weather permitting) from dusk to 11 p.m. (10 p.m. on Sundays). When the display is running, road closures on 43rd Avenue between Johnson Creek Boulevard and Roswell Street will be in effect for safety.

For years, the Davis brothers have created an eerie yard haunt that has attracted people from all over the Pacific Northwest. On the 14th anniversary of the yard display, this year their modest 1930s-era home sports a traditional “Haunted Graveyard” theme.

Nearly every prop is handmade by local artists. In 2006, the Davises won an international Yard Haunt video award.

The annual open house at the graveyard is from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 13. Come get a behind-the-scenes look and meet the people who helped create the display.

Milwaukie High School's dance team will perform their version of “Thriller” and will sell snacks and beverages, as well as accept donations to help raise money for the team.

The dance team will be back on Halloween night, Thursday, Oct. 31, to perform “Thriller” one more time and will again sell hot beverages and snacks.




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