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Johnny Lee Sandoval (cq) holds his grandson, 6 year-old Daniel Avila (cq) at his front yard Halloween display on October 15, 2008. Sandoval, 49, loves Halloween. Almost every year for the past 11 years, he has set up an elaborate Halloween puppet display in small front yard in southwest Denver. He makes all the puppets, has nearly 30 now, Frankenstein, Dracula, Jason, Freddy and a supporting cast of ghouls, demons and skeletons. At dusk, Sandoval puts on the music, turns on the lights and starts pulling strings. "The community has responded to me in a way that I never expected," he tells me. "It makes them happy and if a man can do that in his lifetime, that's a dream come true to have your community love you." (JAVIER MANZANO / ROCKY MOUNTAIN NEWS) Johnny Lee Sandoval, 49, loves Halloween. No, he really loves Halloween. Almost every year for the past 11 years, he has set up an elaborate Halloween puppet display in small front yard in southwest Denver. He makes all the puppets, has nearly 30 now, Frankenstein, Dracula, Jason, Freddy and a supporting cast of ghouls, demons and skeletons. At dusk, Sandoval puts on the music, turns on the lights and starts pulling strings. "The community has responded to me in a way that I never expected," he tells me. "It makes them happy and if a man can do that in his lifetime, that's a dream come true to have your community love you." (JAVIER MANZANO / ROCKY MOUNTAIN NEWS)

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