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Halloween Business Gets Texomans in the Holiday Spirit

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SHERMAN, TX -- It's the first day of October and that means Halloween will be here before you know it, and a new company in Sherman is ready for your spooky business. Deeda Payton reports.

The Halloween spirit has taken over the old Circuit City building. Walking into the store is like walking into a world of make believe. "I'm excited for it. I can't believe it's already time. It just went boom," said Durant resident, Lindsay Wiskus.

Manager Kevin Smith says they couldn't ask for a better location to get local residents in a spooky mood. "I think it's a great use for the building. Any business that can go in a previously used building is a good use and we put this one to good use for two years now and we've heard that it may get leased before next year so maybe another business is coming in permanently."

The store also hired about a dozen local employees to help them out this holiday season, and to help turn local residents into the ghouls and goblins of their choice. "What are you going to be this Halloween? A witch," said Wiskus. Her sister, Lacey, plans to be a candy corn witch. That's two for witches, but store employees say there are other costumes that are even more popular. "Gypsies and pirates are real popular so far," said employee, Michelle Milstead.

Spirit Halloween sells thousands of costumes every year and dressing up for the spooky holiday isn't just for kids, adults can dress up to and they can be anything from a scary werewolf all the way to a watermelon witch is still pretty scary.

Even I got in on the fun, letting the employees dress up me in everything from a superhero to Pac Man. "It was fun. I like dressing you up. I enjoyed it alot," said employee, Heather Harlan.

It may cost ya to get in costume, but you'll be helping the local economy and will no doubt make memories to last well into the afterlife.

Spirit Halloween will be open through Halloween. It's last day will be November first.

Deeda Payton, KTEN News.