Get scared in Everett neighborhood

EVERETT — Everett’s Riverside neighborhood held its first Halloween Decorating Contest this year.

The Riverside Neighborhood Association has been toying with the idea for a couple of years, chairman Ritch Carbaugh said.

“I think it’s been a great success. It’s something that hasn’t been done before,” he said.

People in the neighborhood like trying something different, like the chicken coop tour the neighborhood association hosted this summer.

Folks quickly got excited about the contest, Carbaugh said. Fabienne Rosche volunteered to organize it. The judges received many great submissions and selected winners in five categories.

The winners were:

•2021 E. Grand Ave. for scariest display;

2306 Maple St. for best theme (turn of the century);

2319 Pine St. for best daytime display;

2305 Cleveland Ave. for best nighttime display;

and McDougall Avenue between 22nd and 23rd streets for best block.

Many more homes in the neighborhood have fun and scary decorations this year.

Carbaugh himself has 14 pumpkins on his porch. “It’s not scary, it’s fall-like,” he said.

He hopes to attract some trick-or-treaters this weekend.

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