Decorating For Halloween Comes Daily For Layton Family And Their Skeletons

Oct 4, 2018, 11:42 PM

LAYTON, Utah – Decorating a yard for Halloween can be a full day’s work, but it’s every day’s work for the Voss family.

For the past three years, TJ and Shaylee Voss have made their collection of skeletons a constantly evolving display along Gentile Street, starting in early September and counting down to Oct. 31.

“(Bicyclists) are up and down the road all day long, and I was looking at the bikers and I was like, ‘You know, I have an idea for these skeletons,’” TJ Voss said. “It kind of blossomed from there. I was like, ‘I should just change it out every day and I just continued with it.’”

Displays so far this year have featured skeletons on a bicycle, skeletons in church, skeletons riding cars, skeletons having a barbecue and even skeletons doing the limbo.

Thursday’s display featured skeletons in a row boat.

Voss said occasionally the displays carry a deeper meaning or message.

“I always try to say, ‘Sunday (is) family time,’ or ‘spend your time with your family,’” Voss said.

Voss said their yard displays have been well-received, with numerous people either slowing down to take a look, or stopping to take a picture.

Some people have even taken the time to write thank-you letters.

“It just helps them have a better day,” Voss said.

The family just started a Layton Skeletons Facebook page Wednesday evening, and it had grown to 160 likes by late Thursday night.

“If it’s something as simple as a couple skeletons outside and it makes them have a better day, it makes it great,” Voss said.

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Decorating For Halloween Comes Daily For Layton Family And Their Skeletons