Hamptonian goes all out for Halloween

For Tina Moore, of Hampton, the long hours of tiresome work decorating her Shaw Drive front yard are well worth the smiles her spooky decorations put on the faces of area youth.

Moore has been decorating her yard for Halloween for the past six years, but says she has been decorating her yard for different holidays for many years. It may be evident by her yard, but Moore’s favorite holiday to decorate for is, without doubt, Halloween.  

“My love for decorating my yard is unreal,” said Moore. “I love to see the joy and excitement that my yard brings to people on Halloween. Every year, I have people from all over the country come to see my yard.”

Moore creates a majority of her displays by herself, showcasing her creative abilities. She greatly enjoys adding more and more handmade ghouls and monsters each year to her display. She purchases items than she cannot craft, but states a majority of her expenses are accrued via the purchase of candy.

Luckily for Moore, a well-known and liked employee of the Hampton Restaurant, generous customers often offer to help purchase candy to fill the 20-gallon drum Moore collects in preparation for the drove of trick-or-treaters who flock to her home. More begins to purchase candy in September to supply an estimated 400 costumed youngsters seeking sugary satisfaction.

“Be sure to come by Shaw Drive on Halloween night, where you will find myself and my children dressed up to give the little ones candy and the big ones a scare,” Moore says.

Moore would like to thank all of the individuals who donated candy which will be handed out to Hampton trick-or-treaters.