Secrets of a Successful Halloween

Originally published 10/31/13

“It all starts with the pumpkin,” explained Westbriar veteran Leon Jensen. “You need to take your time and get it right.”


Leon consulted with his dentist in order to get the teeth looking good. “They have to be scary, yet they have to be plausible. Nothing turns off the kids faster than something that appears to be fake.”

Leon also gave practical advice for when the doorbell rings. “It’s going to happen. You will be shaken down for candy, and to resist is not wise.” He confessed that as a kid, he did soap a window of a grumpy neighbor who didn’t understand. “But that was when I was young and not too wise, myself.”