Friday, October 28, 2016

Haunted Carbondale

From a press release from Keep Carbondale Beautiful:

Carbondale.  The decorations at 406 North Poplar Street are attracting attention and have earned the home of Kris and Dorothy Schachel a Bright Spot Award from Keep Carbondale Beautiful.  Dorothy is the artist in residence. Window designs were measured on graph paper and carefully cut to fit. 
The spider in front is more than a product of her imagination: her research indicated that spiders have four to six eyes, so she used four ping-pong balls and painted them with fingernail polish to get the right color and irridescence.  The legs are made of PVC pipe and designed so the body has a slight bounce.  Their favorite compliment:  "We been waiting all month to trick-or-treat this house." 
The Keep Carbondale Beautiful, Inc., Board selects businesses or residences to receive the Bright Spot Award for enhancing the beauty of our community by means of revitalization of property, new construction, plantings and beautification, upkeep and maintenance, or rehabilitation.
If you would like to nominate a business or residence to receive the Award, please call the Keep Carbondale Beautiful office at 525-5525 or email  Archives of some past Bright Spot Award winners may be found at

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