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Neighbors rally to save man's Halloween display

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Dave Newman's Halloween decorations are legendary in the Philadelphia-area town of Evesham. For the last 20 years, he's changed his charming farmhouse yard into a terrifying vision of tombstones, life-sized ghouls, skulls, and spiderwebs.

But the fun almost didn't happen this year.

Someone complained to police that Newman's annual display was causing a traffic hazard, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer. Officers asked him not to put up the decorations, which attract about 500 trick-or-treaters every year.

In frustration, Newman put up a sign saying "I'm done." He explained he was selling his decorations.

But disappointed neighbors banded together to help. Someone wrote a letter of support to a local newspaper, a businessman donated $500 worth of candy, and Newman's own daughter started a Facebook campaign.

People drove by, shouting their encouragement as he worked in the yard. After seeing all the community support, Newman decided to keep the display.

He'll have to take the decorations down after Halloween, however, because he has a big Christmas display planned.

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