Wonthaggi’s first Halloween frighteningly successful

THERE was a spooky atmosphere on Saturday as Wonthaggi hosted its first Halloween Fun Day in Apex Park.

Unfortunately, the Zombie Fun Run aspect of the day had to be cancelled due to recent weather conditions and risk to public safety but – as this is likely to become an annual event – it will be a fixture in the coming years.

Event organiser Cheryl Garner – from Cheryl’s Event Service – said Coal Creek Halloween’s ever increasing popularity means tickets sell fast, so the event in Wonthaggi gives children another opportunity to dress up and have some fun in a safe environment.

There were heaps of prizes to be won, with all children going home with something special for their costume efforts.

Activities include a trick or treat run, a water ball, bungee run, a jumping castle and face painting.

There were also plenty of food stalls.

All money raised from the trick or treat run tickets will be donated to the White Road and Drysdale Street kindergartens in Wonthaggi, to expand outdoor play areas and upgrade playgrounds.

Cheryl is a Wonthaggi resident, and felt the event would be something fun for tourists who come to town this time of year as well.

“I’ve seen so many people come who are disappointed when there isn’t a market on. This is something fun for people to do with their families,” she said.

Cheryl’s Event Service is planning another big event at Easter.

Trick or treat: from left, Grantville’s Tabatha and Becky Heffer were ready to fill their buckets with lollies at Wonthaggi’s Halloween Fun Day on Saturday.

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