EDGEBROOK — North Side neighbors are competing for the title of spookiest home from the Edgebrook Community Association.
The competition began earlier this month and winners are split into two categories. One award is given by judges from the neighborhood association and the other is voted on by neighbors via Facebook.
The Edgebrook Community Association has run the competition for several years, said Justin Ochonicki, a member of the group.
The neighborhood has a “keeping up with the Joneses” attitude towards their decorations, he said. As one home adds a crazy clown with a chainsaw to their decor, their next-door-neighbor adds a group of crazy clown kids wielding baseball bats that bang on the ground to up the ante.
“There is a gentleman by the name of Jim Doyle who spends his time decorating his entire home and that includes his garage. Last year it was a haunted house that he invited friends, family, neighborhood people into,” Ochonicki said. “This year he expanded his haunted house so it’s not only the garage, but also part of his yard. It’s actually quite a lengthy thing that he does because he just loves Halloween so much.”
On Saturday, the association announced their picks for this year’s contest. But voting for the neighbor’s choice award is still happening and that winner will be announced at midnight on Thursday. To vote on the neighbor’s choice award visit the Edgebrook Community Association’s Facebook page.
Below are the top three 2018 Spookiest Home winners selected by judges from the Edgebrook Community Association. The full list of winners can be found here.
Halloween decor across the city
Block Club also asked readers across the city to share photos of Halloween decorations that have caught their eye or they were proud of. Here is some of what they shared.
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