Clark County residents can “boo” their friends and neighbors to get into the Halloween spirit by renting yard signs from a family-owned business in Springfield.
With uncertainty about trick-or-treat due to COVID-19, “we wanted a way to be able to still get the kids candy and have the fun of sharing that excitement with their friends and neighbors,” Logan Mathews, co-owner of Cards in Yard said.
For $30, individuals can rent signage to be placed in their friend’s or neighbor’s yards in Clark County, Mathews said. Along with a sign display, the friend or neighbor will receive a goody bag of candy, a riddle about being “booed” and a cut-out ghost to display on their window or door to indicate that they have been booed.
Mathews said the signage will be placed in an individual’s yard between 7 and 10 p.m. and will be picked up in 24 hours to be delivered to another yard.
“The idea behind the boo signage is that you pass it from person to person,” Mathews said.
He added, that the company schedules “boos” a week in advance to give the individuals that have been booed the opportunity to pass it along.
“Once you’ve been booed, you pass it on and then people can look around the neighborhood to see who all has or has not been booed," Mathews said.
The boo signage will be available through Oct. 30.
Cards in Yard, a party supply and rental shop, was started in 2012 by Mathews' mother, Karen. Mathew said he has been helping expand the business - especially during this past year as there has been an uptick in sales. His 13-year-old son, AJ, has helped too.
“Industry-wide over this past year, there’s been a humongous need, want and desire to celebrate with family and friends," Mathews said. "This is a great way to do that - with our happy birthday, celebration, graduation and anniversary signs.”
He added, “basically anything you celebrate with family and friends we can celebrate in the yard.”
Mathews said that their favorite part is receiving messages about how excited people are when they see the sign displays.
“It’s nice to be able to bring some fun to a family or to kids especially during this pandemic time when we are not able to socialize together," Mathews said.
For more information or to rent a boo display, visit www.cardsinyard.com.
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