Wednesday, October 31, 2007


For most people dressing up as a ghost or a goblin on Halloween and going to a party or two is enough to celebrate the ghoulish holiday. For one Elyria man that is not nearly enough, he has taken his love of the holiday and created a business.

Bob Haas, a Lorain Firefighter and proud Gold Card member of TMC NEWS, has been creating an elaborate Halloween display for years and now putting his services on the market. If you have driven down North Abbe Road around Halloween you have certainly noticed his display, complete with a real casket and flying witches. To see photos from his display: CLICK HERE

One of Haas’ first customers this year is none other then a bride who has been planning a Halloween Wedding. Sherry Tollett of North Ridgeville heard of Haas through a friend who had seen his display, after a couple phone calls she was in tough with Haas and the madness began.
Haas listened to Tollett’s ideas and went into his laboratory, otherwise known as his garage, and began work. Tollett provided Haas with one of her fiancé’s uniforms from Lorain Correctional Institute along with other personal items to make the display unique.

When asked the obvious question, WHY, Tollett said that aside from the fact that Halloween is their favorite holiday, it was also their first date. “It kinda fell into place that it being our favorite holiday and our first date it was perfect. We started off on a smaller scale but as time went by it has grown into much more and we love what we have happening.” Tollett said that the wedding itself will not have all the Halloween decorations except for some black flowers, the reception is where all the craziness begins for their 200 guests. “Some of our friends and family think we are crazy but a lot of them really support us and love the idea. We plan on just having fun with it and that’s what it’s all about.”

Tollett said that they couldn’t be happier with Haas’ creations and are thrilled that they were able to find him in time to put it all together. “We know how hard he has worked and the time he has put into making it just right and we love him for helping make our special day that much better.”

To see more photos: CLICK HERE
To see photos from Haas’ own display: CLICK HERE


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Another year of awesomeness!!!!!! Keep up the good work.
We love you. John and Denise

7:51 AM  

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