Rochester family goes above and beyond with Halloween decorations, helps local food bank

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(ABC 6 News) – It’s been nearly a decade since the Boyer family started to put up their path of inflatables. Today, there are more than 140 inflatables (and counting,) along with 25 animatronics.

Homeowner Mike Boyer guesses it takes about 120 – 130 hours to put everything out. He said he used to start “small” with only 50 inflatables. Then, things began to grow.

“It was more for the kids to have fun and make memories as far as inflatables, and then it became more of – we saw people taking pictures of their kids in their costumes,” said Boyer.

“It became more of, I don’t want to say a destination, but it’s kind of become a tradition for families to come to.”

So many people have gotten word about the display, Boyer said on average he has 1,500 trick-or-treaters. With more and more people coming, about six years ago his family decided to use this opportunity to give back.

“We decided with this many people showing up, let’s do something else. So we contacted Channel One {Regional Food Bank] and they’re like ‘ok, we’ll try it.’ So it worked out very well.”

As of Monday morning, the Boyer family has raised nearly $4,500 for Channel One.

The house is located at 5348 51st St. NW. People can come and view decorations from 6-10 p.m. The last night for the display is Tuesday, November 1.