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Ghoulish guests welcome
While standing in front of his barn at 2310 18th Ave. Friday, Ernie Gebhardt tries to figure out where to hang a Halloween decoration. Gebhardt is planning for a Halloween party and garage sale today.
MONROE - Starting in 1977, Ernie Gebhardt and his wife, Beverly, celebrated Halloween every year, whether it was by building a bonfire in their yard or carving pumpkins. Beverly died from cancer in April, but Ernie is determined to keep the tradition alive. A sign in Gebhardt's front yard at 2310 18th Ave. reads, "Halloween Party, October 31, 12 p.m. to 8 p.m., Everyone Welcome, Costumes Optional."