Alpine Township neighborhood gets spooky this Halloween

Posted at 5:10 PM, Oct 27, 2014
and last updated 2014-10-28 09:52:01-04

ALPINE TOWNSHIP, Mich.– Halloween is this Friday, and Westgate neighborhood in Alpine Township is ready for some trick-or-treaters.

Each year Jennifer Dunahee and her family decorate their front lawn completely with spooky versions of classic fairy tales.

It all started when Jennifer was just a young girl. Each year she and her father would pass a house in Sparta that inspired them to decorate their house for Halloween.

Passing that tradition on to her family, the Dunahee clan works together to create a storybook paradise.

Creating all the mannequins themselves from foam, they also sew all the costumes and make all the set pieces by hand out of wood.  For lighting outside their home, they even researched some tricks Disney World uses.

The Dunahee's aren't alone in their Halloween endeavors.  The rest of the neighborhood takes part and decks out their houses for the occasion.

Dunahee estimates that anywhere from 500 to 1000 trick-or-treaters make their way through the Westgate neighborhood each year.