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Boyer family celebrates Halloween with haunted yard

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ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC) -- Hundreds of trick-or-treaters donned their costumes and headed out in pursuit of candy on Thursday night.  For one family, Halloween is about more than just the candy and costumes.

Each year, the Boyer family sets up a major Halloween display in their front yard.

"We have fun doing it, we definitely have fun," says Mike Boyer. 

Mike Boyer, his wife and 5 kids have been dressing their house up for Halloween for the past 10 years.  It's a family tradition that began as a way to give candy seekers a unique and spooky experience.

"It's fun to see their reactions when they see everything," says Melanie Boyer.  "

"And just counting how many people come and it progressing over the years," says Sydney Boyer.  "It's cool to see how it all comes along."

The family starts planning weeks in advance to carefully construct a maze which includes more than 17 inflatable characters and many other haunted surprises.  The Boyer's say their neighbors don't mind this neighborhood attraction.

"They definitely get hit with all the trick-or-treaters that we get hit with because they're not going to miss the sides," says Mike Boyer.

According to the Boyer's, they will soon be setting up their extravagant Christmas display which they will light the day after Thanksgiving.

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