Stumpery set for spooks

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A ''ghost'' takes part in ghost skittles at a previous Queens Park Stumpery Halloween Fun event.

IF you go down to the Queens Park Stumpery on Thursday, October 29, you better beware.

You may encounter Halloween-styled pumpkins with creepy grins, spider webs with huge spiders, flying bats and all things spooky as part of the Queens Park Stumpery Halloween Fun Night.

Children and adults were encouraged to dress in Halloween costumes as part of the free family event, organised by the Rotary Club of Invercargill North and the Invercargill city Council parks division, Rotarian Robin Pagan said.

“It’s a chance for the community to get together, and parade around in their best costumes, and enjoy themselves in a safe and free environment.”

With treasure hunts and games, people of all ages were invited to join in the relaxed evening, he said. There would also be a free barbecue.

Into its fifth year, the event continued to grow despite it having to be cancelled last year due to inclement weather, Mr Pagan said.

However, he was confident there would be a good turnout this year, expecting from a “few hundred to many hundred”.

“There will be fun things for the kids and community this year, and it will be a chance for them to come along and show off their costumes, many which may have been home-made.”

Mr Pagan also stressed this year’s event would be held on the Thursday before Halloween, due to so many other activities organised for the actual night. Activities will begin at 6.30pm.

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