Jennifer Pavlovic has loved decorating for Halloween ever since she was a kid. Now, almost 20 years later, she’s doing it for a good cause.
Pavlovic’s Halloween display has become a holiday landmark in her Richmond neighbourhood, drawing hundreds of spectators each year. Each section of the yard takes on a different theme, from a zombie graveyard to an insane asylum, growing more and more elaborate every year.
“I just started doing little things when I was really young, and it’s just really fun to me. It’s more fun than Christmas, basically,” Pavlovic told Vancity Buzz. “It just allowed me to be creative, and each year adding more things, and adding more things, just getting bigger and bigger. It’s just a lot of fun.”
About 15 years ago, Pavlovic began collecting donations during Halloween for the Richmond Food Bank Society in the form of money and non-perishable goods. Raising hundreds of dollars hundreds and donating hundreds of food items over the years, she hopes to step things up further for 2015.
“Last year we raised about $200 and about a hundred cans of food,” she says “Hopefully this year we can double it or more.”
Those visiting Pavlovic’s display this year can drop off donations of cash and food items to Pavlovic herself. More information on the Richmond Food Bank Society can be found online.
Halloween Yard Display
When: October 30 and October 31; 5 to 11 p.m.
Where: 11731 #2 Road, Richmond
Price: By donation of cash or food