Spooky fun at the Stumpery

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Scary stuff:  Oliver Milne-Wahren (7), as Count Dracula, and Lily Carr (5), as a dead girl, get into the spirit of Halloween at the Halloween Fun event at Queens Park Stumpery on Halloween. There were vampires, ghouls, heaps of bones and skeletons, as well as scary movie characters and fierce monsters, as hundreds of people of all ages converged on the stumpery to take part in the family event organised by the Rotary Club of Invercargill North and Invercargill City Council parks staff. Rotary club president Louise Pagan said although the organisers were overwhelmed by the number of participants, which she estimated at about 1000, she was impressed by how well-behaved everyone was. “Everyone had a really good time… it was a real fun, family event with plenty of participation from everyone.” Mrs Pagan thanked all the volunteers, Rotary members and in particular the parks staff who decorated the stumpery and organised various ghoulish games.

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Bone-chilling: Jacob Dillinger takes Barbara, the skeleton, for a walk through the stumpery.

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All wrapped up: A mummy clambers over part of the stumpery in search of treats.

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Dia de los Difunlos (Mexico’s Day of the Dead): Evie Tautari (11, left), Liam Morton (4) and Kayln McDonald (6).

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Sticks and stones: Children, monsters and ghouls fill the stumpery during Halloween Fun.

Photos: Janette Gellatly

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