Skeleton displays draw visitors to Longview neighborhood for Halloween

Published: Oct. 30, 2022 at 6:21 PM CDT

LONGVIEW, Texas (KLTV) - A neighborhood street in Longview is putting on quite the skeleton display and getting lots of attention from the community.

“Halloween has always been big here, but you know, the skeletons are something new,” said neighbor Ricardo Viloria.

Stillmeadow Lane in the Wildwood community in Longview is drawing droves of visitors to see their spectacular skeleton displays for Halloween.

Neighbor Tami Bitting tells us this is the second year in a row that the street has come together to put out the displays. She said originally they had around a dozen displays, and this year it has grown even more, branching out to surrounding streets.

Many of the neighbors draw inspiration from events happening around them. The Kraus family looked around and came up with a creative idea based on items they had around their home.

“We got a dog...that’s our dog, and my dad’s climbing the tree, then my mom is right there. I’m right there, and my sister is right there,” said Kingston Kraus. “So, we just thought about it because we had some rope and made a zipline.”

Kali and Ricardo Viloria said they see kids playing in the street every day, so they wanted to incorporate that into their display.

Kingston and Kourtlyn Krause shared what they enjoy the most about the skeleton displays.

“Oh, driving around on our bikes and looking at all the skeletons. Yeah. It’s pretty fun. We get to go explore, and every day, like, people have more stuff set up.”

The neighbors said this activity has brought them together around an idea and has been fun for everyone.

“A lot of people are coming to the streets saying ‘hi, can we take a picture with the skeletons?’ And, that is fun. That’s what Halloween is about, you know, to have fun with the kids,” said Viloria.

Stillmeadow Lane neighbors and skeleton displays will be ready to greet trick-or-treaters tomorrow evening, and the community is encouraged to visit.