Fishers woman creates haunting experience in garage for Halloween

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Jennifer Chavez knows Halloween isn’t for everyone, but it’s her favorite holiday.

“Not everybody gets Halloween, so it can be kind of embarrassing, but I love it,” she said.

Chavez begins decorating the interior of her house in the Woodberry subdivision on Orange Blossom Trail in July. She sets up a ceramic village that spans seven tables and fills one room.

Chavez also sets up a haunted house in the family’s garage.

“We have always done a haunted house. This year’s them is ‘IT’ and Pennywise,” she said. “Last year, we divided the garage into three sections – scary, not scary and really scary.”

This year’s haunted house is in a U-shape, where kids will enter one side and exit the other.

“If they want to go through it, they get a full-sized candy bar, and if not, they get a snack-sized,” she said. “If I didn’t make a kid cry, then I did not succeed.”

Outside, Chavez said there’s a spider the size of a car, a graveyard, skeletons and more.

“We just have fun with it,” she said.

Chavez said she has 60 storage totes for Halloween and only 12 for Christmas.


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