Halloween sales continue amidst pandemic

Published: Oct. 22, 2020 at 3:58 PM CDT
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NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (KNOP) - Halloween is around the corner but the concern of a drop in business for costume stores remains due to COVID-19. Fantasy Gifts owners Dale Heberly and his wife said they are grateful that they have had good business this year.

“The holiday we thought would be a bummer this year because of COVID but early sales indicate that it’s gonna be great this year. So I’m hoping that we’re gonna do above average this year,” said Heberly.

They have owned Fantasy Gifts for 28 years and said they enjoy it too much to retire.

“I love merchandise. I’ve been with it since I was 18-years-old. And I found the sources to get the stuff. And my wife, we should be retired, but we really enjoy coming to work every day so we’re still here,” said Heberly.

A new popular costume they have made available is a Tiger King costume. They also have Michael Meyers, Chucky, IT the clown, Michael Jackson, and more.

“We have a lot of comradery with the customers. And the customers if you listen to them they will tell you what they want," said Heberly, “I had people in here this week wanting Michael Meyers, wanting the Tiger King. When they tell you, you go out and see if you can find it. And most times we do find it.”

Fantasy Gifts has their costume section open year-round for plays, church events, parades, and more. They are open 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Sundays.

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