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Some folks make the effort to create a major Hallowe'en display; very few go further and do it over every day!

DAVID F. ASHTON - Eastmoreland residents Steve Kilduff and Chris Cvitanich say they like creating Halloween tableaus that change around every day, at their home. In last month's issue of THE BEE, we again visited the regionally-famous "Davis Graveyard", in the Ardenwald-Johnson Creek neighborhood.

However, that's not the only unique Hallowe'en "haunt" in Inner Southeast. Another in-yard attraction – this one, in the Eastmoreland neighborhood – was the "Lambert Street Cemetery", in Eastmoreland, just a little west of S.E. Chavez Boulevard (formerly 39th).

Unlike static displays, every day the skeletons in this yard appeared to be participating in a different activity. When we visited, they were having fun sledding in the driveway.

"It all started last year, because of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic," explained resident graveyard keeper Chris Cvitanich. "I'm a Special Education teacher who was providing remote learning, working at home – and we knew we couldn't have a Hallowe'en party – so I started changing the display every day to entertain myself!

"Personally, I don't like 'spooky' Hallowe'en things; I do like being creative, and I like humor," she said. "So, this gave me an opportunity to have a fun Hallowe'en place, and make the community happy at the same time.

"Every day, the display is a little different; today is tobogganing skeletons, but we've had witches flying through the yard, and skeletons playing slip-and-slide – and 'Twister' was an interesting one!"

Even her neighbors to the east got into the "spirit" by changing their display after they went out of town for a few days.

"I've kept doing this because I realized how much the community loved it; some neighbors made it point to come by every day, to see what the skeletons were doing," Ms. Cvitanich grinned.


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