Grays Halloween Party 2019
Things got seriously spooky in Grays last Saturday 26th October as we and Tudor Markets Ltd celebrated the October half-term with a Halloween Party on the High Street – Pumpkin Carving, Arts & Crafts, Face Painting, a Live DJ and even a dedicated spooky market, we think it’s safe to say that everyone had a spook-tacular time!
The idea for a Halloween event was brewed up by the Love Grays ghouls back in the summer. We knew we had to put our heads together to come up with something frightfully good, and we eventually decided on pumpkin carving, as everyone loves carving a good ole’ pumpkin, right?
On Thursday 24th we collected 40 pumpkins, kindly donated by Morrisons, and wheeled them in a shopping trolley all the way down to Grays Beach Park where we were going to scoop them out the following day (yes, we did get some funny looks pushing 40 pumpkins down the high street in a shopping trolley)!
The next day we got to work, with the help of some volunteers at the Lightship Café to scoop out all the insides of 40 pumpkins. All the juicy bits were given to the Lightship Café to turn them into delicious pumpkin soup.
The day of the Halloween event arrived, we got set up under 3 gazebos provided by Tudor Markets and decorated the area ready to start at 11am. The residents of Grays were eager to get started as they were waiting to begin at 10:50! Then the event got well underway with lots of families having a go at carving their very own pumpkin creation.
Before we knew it the Pumpkins were all gone within an hour and a half! We still had plenty for everyone to do with the children being able to create their own trick or treat bags using a variety of arts & crafts, as well as colouring in etc.
The event also saw the start of our Halloween Costume Competition. Don't worry, the competition closes on Thursday 31st so there’s still time to get involved! You can find out more info on the below link:
If you missed out on this then don’t worry, Christmas is just around the corner with the return of the Grays Christmas Light Switch On, keep your eyes peeled on our Facebook page for more info coming soon…
Date of Event - 23-Nov-2019 to 23-Nov-2019
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