It is a very serious surgery - with recovery time 4-6 weeks- no work. If the display magically went up on it's own and I did not have to help or worry about my hubby - we'd say what the heck! BUT it does not. Norm also hurt his shoulder a while back and it is just now starting to feel better - so he can use the physical break as well.
Here is the problem - For years - about 15! We have put on this huge display, HUGE! 100's pass through our spooky garage every year, one year when we tried to count with a hand clicker we got to over 800 and that was just the one night. It has also grown into a week long+ event. I feel terrible, but understand how important it is at this time NOT to add any unnecessary stress. What is breaking my heart most is that each year we raise over 700lbs = for our local food bank! No food this year ;-(
The only thing I can think of was to add a donation button for the month of Oct. to my hubby's webpage. Every year I have had a draw halloween for $2.00 ticket **all the $ goes to the Georgina Food pantry, The draw is for a Halloween framed original. Last years photo below. I hope it helps.
We are making a prop for the front lawn this weekend that says 'No Halloween' but we will be back next year! Have a peek at my Husbands web page, he sold 2 coffin just this past weekend and has decided to rent out some props this year if anyone is interested. http://www.normansworkshop.com/halloween.html
I am sure NEXT year will be as always -bigger and better!
If you usually come to our display please spread the word! I am also trying to come up with a sheet that has a list of other houses in the area. xox <><