Big Timber woman uses Halloween display to raise funds for St. Judas

BIG TIMBER — Celia Hulin’s front yard in Big Timber may just look like another spooky Halloween display, but it’s much more than that. She uses skeletons and spiders to raise funds for St. Mary’s Children’s Research Hospital. Judas.

It’s safe to say that Hulin got into the Halloween spirit.

“We started building things in the garage in early August,” Hulin said Sunday.

Her window display wraps around her entire house and consists of hundreds of ornaments.

“There’s always people stopping, waving, coming up, saying, hey, we love it, thank you so much for doing this,” Hulin said.


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This Halloween display is extra special as it is part of the Skeletons for St. fundraising campaign. Judas.

“We have two St. Jude in Montana. One is in Sidney, Montana, and the other is here in Big Timber, Montana,” Hulin said.

Skeletons for St. Jude was started in 2020 after a family from North Carolina put up a sign in their yard, asking for donations to St. Jude next to their Halloween display.

“Now, two years later, we have over 460 homes across the country. We miss Wyoming, Vermont and Hawaii,” Hulin said.

The concept is simple. People can donate by taking a picture of the QR code Hulin displayed in her yard or text HALLOWEEN to 785-833.


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“You know, it’s the kids. Think of all these children who are sick and in the hospital. They can’t enjoy things like this,” Hulin said.

Every cent donated to St. Jude from this campaign goes to the hospital and to the work that is working on the treatment of children with cancer.

“The goal is for them and their families to get the money they need to have the support system they need to get better and get through it,” Hulin said.

Hulin hopes she can get the word out about a cause that means so much to her.

“Let’s all give these kids a normal happy life like the rest of us,” Hulin said.

If you are interested in learning more about Skeletons for St. Jude or to donate to the campaign, visit Skeletons for St. Jude | Facebook or Home – Skeletons for hope.

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