Confessions Of A Halloween Addict

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Published: November 3, 2015 @ 6:00 AM EDT

Hi. My name is Jason DiOrio and I have a confession to make, I am addicted to Halloween!

When I was 7 years old I had my first experience with The Haunted Mansion in Disney World and at that very moment I was hooked! I loved haunted houses and I loved trying to recreate that same atmosphere and feeling I got from that experience for all of my friends and family every Halloween by creating little walk-throughs and yard displays for them to enjoy.

Flash forward many years later and I met my wife Carolynn who grew up in Roselle Park. She explained to me how Bender Avenue was a Halloween Mecca and I just had to go experience it for myself.

Needless to say I was in awe!

All the displays and all the costumes; I knew right then and there I had to be a part of it all some day.

After Carolynn and I tied the knot at our Nightmare Before Christmas themed wedding we began our search for a house. Eventually, we landed as close to the Bender Avenue action as we could right on Henry Street. Since 2012 we have been haunting our front yard.

Each year we add something new or change-up the theme a bit to provide everyone who comes to say hello with something new to see and experience. The response has been terrific!

Halloween has always been about bringing a community together for me. It’s the one holiday that everyone joins together for and the community here is Roselle Park does that very well. So please, stop by the Haunt on Henry Street next Halloween and let us provide you with a few haunting memories.

Mwhahaha!

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