MEMPHIS, Tenn. — As the night creeps in, ghosts and goblins roar. You never know what our neighbors are up to on Nextdoor.
A Cordova night where witches brew, the Smith’s house is waiting for you.
“We’re bringing your biggest fears to life,” said Steven Smith.
With the theme, Samhainophobia, the extreme fear of Halloween, at Jodie and Steven Smith’s you will see some crazy things.
“We have a 16-foot snake in a our swamp. We have an 8-foot spider that lives behind witches island which is a band full of witches,” said Steven.
They have witches, scarecrows, skeletons, and ghosts.
But the reason they do it is what matters the most.
“The kids. That’s why we do it. It’s for the kids in the community to enjoy the environment that we create and make it a memorable holiday experience,” said Steven.
It is an experience that goes back to when these two were small and being scared brought unity to all.
“For me, it was the one time of the year that my family got together and we went house to house to meet our neighbors,” said Jodie.
“I had great Halloween experiences. I can still remember them today. Every time that we do this, I think let’s make that experience for a child today,” said Steven.
It is a frightful pride and spooky honor.
This year, the couple is raising money for Le Bonheur.
“With COVID, the children are not able to go out of the room. All the profit from here is for in-room activities,” said Jodie.
With good hearts and scary minds, the Smith’s house is already planning for next time.
Moncrease asked, “Any chance we can get a sneak peak of what the plans are for next year?”
“Absolutely not,” said Steven.
“No,” said Jodie.
Boo! We tried, but no secrets unearthed for next year’s fright.
For anybody driving by the Smith’s home in Cordova who want to donate to the fundraiser, they can just scan the QR code posted on their front gate or donate here.