It was eerie and ghoulish – a Victorian
hearse being pulled by a horse winding through the upended graves of an old
cemetery. But, the display and its creator, who traditionally dresses in
costume on Halloween for some good natured, scary antics, delighted trick or
treaters and others who came to view the handmade decorations.
Levittown Community Council has
selected the Blackbird Lane home of Cira and Frank Gismundi as its 2012
Halloween Horror House winner. According to Cira, her husband Frank loves
Halloween and takes great pride in building the wooden figures he displays each
The Gismundis will be recognized at
the Levittown Community Council’s WinterFest, to be held on Feb. 16, 2013 at
Runner up in the Halloween Horror
House contest was the Mandracchia Family of Tanager Lane. Although many of
their decorations weren’t displayed due to the impending storm, what was
exhibited was enough to impress. Like the Gismundis, the Mandracchias make many
of their own decorations and dress in costume for some added Halloween fun.
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