OUTLOOK: All treats, no tricks when driving around Vicksburg

Published 4:00 am Sunday, October 31, 2021

Halloween is the perfect time to take a drive around Vicksburg and view creative — and spooky — decorations.

From jack-o’-lanterns to witches, porches and yards have cute and creepy displays.

In the Audubon neighborhood, which is off Porters Chapel Road, one yard has a skeleton crew that is quite active.

Every day since Oct. 1, Geoff Henderson and his family have created a different scene with bony remains from the underworld.

“This was something for the family to do. There are four of us, and we all have different nights to do different things,” Henderson said, adding they even surprise each other with their ideas.

“We don’t go out and look at it as a family, we just see it the next day and kind of get a chuckle out of what the other one did,” he said.

The family did the same last year and after having fun and getting positive feedback from the neighborhood, decided to entertain again this year with some spooky and kooky Halloween displays.

“It has been the highlight of the Halloween season,” neighbor Debbie Freeman said. “Everybody can’t wait to get up and see the skeleton scenario.”

Some of the family’s skeleton scenes have included Dorothy and her dog, Toto, a trio of skeletons zip lining, a skeleton in a yoga position and what must have been the remains of a female, since the skeleton was loaded down with shopping bags.

Freeman said one day they even incorporated her vehicle into the scene. And from the looks of it, it appeared the skeleton parted ways with the SUV.

Halloween comes once a year. So don’t be like Linus, the character from the “Peanuts” comic who misses out on trick or treating because he is waiting on the Great Pumpkin in “It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown.”

Give yourself a treat. Ride around town even if it’s not on a broom, and take in the thrills of Halloween.

About Terri Cowart Frazier

Terri Frazier was born in Cleveland. Shortly afterward, the family moved to Vicksburg. She is a part-time reporter at The Vicksburg Post and is the editor of the Vicksburg Living Magazine, which has been awarded First Place by the Mississippi Press Association. She has also been the recipient of a First Place award in the MPA’s Better Newspaper Contest’s editorial division for the “Best Feature Story.”

Terri graduated from Warren Central High School and Mississippi State University where she received a bachelor’s degree in communications with an emphasis in public relations.

Prior to coming to work at The Post a little more than 10 years ago, she did some freelancing at the Jackson Free Press. But for most of her life, she enjoyed being a full-time stay at home mom.

Terri is a member of the Crawford Street United Methodist Church. She is a lifetime member of the Vicksburg Junior Auxiliary and is a past member of the Sampler Antique Club and Town and Country Garden Club. She is married to Dr. Walter Frazier.

“From staying informed with local governmental issues to hearing the stories of its people, a hometown newspaper is vital to a community. I have felt privileged to be part of a dedicated team at The Post throughout my tenure and hope that with theirs and with local support, I will be able to continue to grow and hone in on my skills as I help share the stories in Vicksburg. When asked what I like most about my job, my answer is always ‘the people.’

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