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Two Harbors residents take Halloween creativity to next level

Bryan and Courtney Nelson dressed up to trick-or-treat with their daughter, Elsie, 4, as the Hauntleys from the TV show "Vampirina." (Teri Cadeau/News-Chronicle)1 / 5
The Hefters – Eleanor, 3; Finneaus, 8; and Sebastian, 8 – trick-or-treat along Third Avenue on Halloween. They are dressed up as Princess Jasmine, a half-human, half-Tyrannosaurus rex and the Grim Reaper. (Teri Cadeau/News-Chronicle)2 / 5
Laura Plactek gives out candy to a bundled up trick-or-treater on Halloween. (Teri Cadeau/News-Chronicle)3 / 5
Animatronic legs kicked around from under a creepily decorated classic car parked in a driveway on Third Avenue on Halloween. (Teri Cadeau/News-Chronicle)4 / 5
Zach Mattson, 6, prepares to travel down a zip line set up in Jayme Uremovich's spooky front yard on Halloween. Trick-or-treaters lined up across the yard to take their turn on the line later that evening. (Teri Cadeau/News-Chronicle)5 / 5

Vampires, Tyrannosaurus rexes, Ghostbusters and princesses traipsed up and down Third Avenue in Two Harbors on Halloween this week.

Many houses within a three-block radius got into the spirit of the holiday with elaborate decorations, eerie music and plenty of treats.

The Uremovich house had a line of kids waiting patiently for their turn on a zip line the family installed on their front lawn.

The house also featured gravestones created by Nadine Uremovich's sixth-grade students.

Students stopped by to take photos with their artwork and grab a piece of candy while they were there.

Further down the block, Laura Plactek's yard had an inflatable dragon and festive songs like "The Monster Mash" playing overhead.

"You know, with how many of us get into this, we're actually thinking about requesting the city close off these two blocks next year," Plactek said. "Since it's so busy with the kids. But it's a really fun time."

Teri Cadeau

Teri Cadeau is a reporter for the Lake County News-Chronicle. 

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