Local couple gets ready for trick or treaters

Bev and Ken Smith need two months to ready their yard for Halloween night

With Halloween on its way, a local couple known for going above and beyond with their decorations is already hard at work, spookifying their property in anticipation for the trick or treaters.

Bev and Ken Smith, who have been decorating their Riverview Cres. home for 25 years now, said it’s their way of giving back to the community.

“Being retired, I don’t belong to any clubs or anything, so this is my way of contributing,” Bev said, adding their home gets roughly 200 trick or treaters every year.

“This was all bush and we bought this property, cleared it out and made it into kind of a park and we decided to start decorating when I retired from teaching.”

Bev said she was an art teacher before retirement, and all the decorations on the property were created by her as home art projects.

Every year she adds up to 10 new creations, with this year having wooden panels with Beast from Beauty and the Beast and the sultan from Aladdin added to the property’s decorations.

All the painted wooden panels also serve double duty, as the reverse sides are painted with Christmas themes to decorate the yard come December.

Anyone wanting to check out the Smith’s spooky decorations while making their rounds on Halloween this year can find them at 377 Riverview Cres in Clearwater.


Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Just Posted

Demonstrators take to Clearwater roundabout

Yellow vest protesters say it’s time for a change

Police chase ends in two arrests

Suspects in stolen truck evade RCMP from Alberta border to Clearwater area

A heartfelt thanks to the community of Clearwater

Editor, The Times: Our family, who gathered to celebrate Lucas Cowie’s life… Continue reading

Clearwater Rotary’s Christmas Light Up

Event draws both young and old to take part in its yearly activities.

Independent business in Blue River pays it forward

Blue River Sledz donates a generous amount of clothes to the less fortunate in Kamloops

REPLAY: B.C’s best video this week

In case you missed it, here’s a look at the replay-worth highlights from this week across the province

Canucks score 3 power-play goals in 4-2 win over Oilers

Vancouver sniper Boeser has 6 goals in last 5 games

Microscopic parasite found in Prince Rupert water affecting thousands

More than 12,000 residents affected by the boil water advisory issued Dec. 14

Trudeau lashes out at Conservatives over migration “misinformation”

Warning against the “dangers of populism,” Trudeau says using immigration as a wedge political issue puts Canada’s future at risk.

B.C. hockey coach creates ‘gear library’ to remove cost barrier of sport

Todd Hickling gathered donations and used gear to remove the cost barrier for kids to play hockey.

Canada’s ambassador meets with second detainee in China

Global Affairs says John McCallum, Canada’s ambassador to China, met with Spavor Sunday

‘They’re coming:’ Flying cars may appear in urban skies by 2023

Air taxis will number 15,000 and become a global market worth $32 billion by 2035

B.C. VIEWS: Andrew Wilkinson on taxes, ICBC and union changes

Opposition leader sees unpredictable year ahead in 2019

5 tips for self-care, mental wellness this holiday season

Ministry of Mental Health and Addictions urging British Columbians to prioritize self care through festive season

Most Read