Tricks, treats ‘come alive’ at Third and Lexington 

Published 3:38 pm Tuesday, October 31, 2017

The Halloween stage has been set at the corner of Lexington Avenue and Third Street. It’s spooky in broad daylight but will be even more intense tonight when Danville trick-or-treaters take to the city streets.

Charlotte and Wayne Weaver

Tammy Bernard and Bill Devine  have taken over the front yard of Charlotte and Wayne Weaver’s historic home with their huge collection of spooky, weird, haunting and — some may say — even disturbing ghosts, goblins and zombies. Devine, a doctor of internal medicine at a Lexington hospital, has been building his display for two years.

Bernard said, “Every time he finds an extra motor, he makes another spook. It just keeps growing.” It’s now a family affair, Devine said, with his three sons and daughter helping.

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“We start sketching things out and working on things in May and through the summer. We started out with a few certain little things, and now we got into electronics, welding and lighting,” Devine said. “It has taken everybody to a new level, just working things out.”

The couple said they do it for the enjoyment of seeing people. And they love the many surprise elements included in the decorations.

It started with a big gargoyle two years ago, Bernard said.

“He is made out of chicken wire and pretty much paper mache; he was basically one of our first,” Bernard said. Trick-or-treaters who are brave enough are welcome to creep up the front sidewalk, through the fog where skeletons seem to come alive, and get their candy. However, some people will think the real treat will be watching others being taken off guard by surprises lurking in the yard.

Trick-or-treat hours tonight in Danville are 5:30-7 p.m. downtown and 6-8 p.m. in neighborhoods.

See more pictures from the spooky yard at