Halloween is big business, and getting bigger every year. Spending on Halloween decorating is second only to Christmas.  And, as far as celebrations go, celebrations for Halloween rank second or third in the U.S., depending on who is counting, only to New Year's Eve and Super Bowl Sunday.

In 2009, the National Retail Federation (NRF)http://www.nrf.com/modules.php?name=Dashboard&id=54

reported that Americans spent $66.54 per person on Halloween in 2008. The survey also reported that 62.1% of those surveyed will take part in some sort of Halloween activities, including wearing a costume (33.4%), carving a pumpkin (42.4%), going to a party (30.2%), giving out candy (71.2%), decorating a home or yard (47.3%), or trick or treating (31.8%).

For this season, MR CHAIN got into the act of of Halloween decorating. We supplied all Menards stores with sections of our black, wrought iron edging, to complement some of the many other Halloween items that Menards provides. Here is a photo of our "graveyard" fencing, coupled with a few of Menards other ghoulish items:

For next year, we want to add our Holiday lighting kits to our Halloween decorating items:




These kits can also be used for Christmas lighting, and they are quick and easy to use.  Just slide any string of lights into the posts and insert the posts into the ground.HAVE A HAPPY HALLOWEEN!