Ghouls, guts and games — that’s what you’ll find if you slither over to Regina’s Walsh Acres neighbourhood Halloween night.
The Wihlidals started elaborately decorating their front yard, on the corner of Litzenberger Crescent and McIntosh Street, more than a decade ago.
“It started off being just cutesy, then my kids said that we needed to go just a little bit more scary and with more of a theme,” Leann Wihlidal said.
Complete , 4 hours later.. welcome to Ghouls, Guts and Games – Located at 202 Litzenberger Cresent, in Regina. (Still have lighting to adjust at night)Stop by for viewing anytime!
The whole neighbourhood has since chipped in to make the display more sinister.
“Knock on wood, we’ve never had anybody vandalize our yard — we’ve actually had people drop stuff off,” Wihlidal said. “It’s just amazing. We have people dropping by constantly.”
With different props to notes of thanks in hand, she said they’ve had admirers stopping by almost every day.
This is what Halloween is all about! It's a great feeling knowing you can add a little something to someone day! We appreciate the kind words 💕
While it’s nice to get a pat on the back, Wihlidal said watching little kids coming up for candy is the best part of the display.
“Sometimes they have to get their parents to walk them up the steps, but it’s just about having fun with them and watching their reactions,” she said.
Since the family is known for handing out full-size chocolate bars and cans of pop, Wihlidal said they have carloads of kids lining up at their door.
The Wihlidals are expecting upwards of 250 trick-or-treaters this Halloween.