UPPER MOUNT BETHEL TWP., Pa. - A Northampton County teen has a head-turning collection of Halloween decorations.
Josh Spence, 15, of Upper Mount Bethel started collecting inflatable decorations several years ago.
Josh said he now has about 120 inflatables set up outside of his family’s home on Potomac Street.
He said he often asks for the decorations as gifts and also saves his allowance money to buy them.
"I don't play video games. I don't blow money on that stuff. This is me,” he said.
Josh has Asperger's syndrome and his parents said they noticed the noise of the inflatable decorations helped soothe him at a young age.
“This is a good area where Josh can come out to feel calm…help him de-escalate from stressors like school,” his mom, Kim Spence said.
Josh said one of his favorite parts about decorating is the joy it brings other people.
“It’s cool to see other people enjoy my hobby,” he said.
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