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Spooky Redruth – A succesful series of Halloween activities

Did you manage to make it to any of our Halloween activities? This year we opened up one of the units in Market Way to put on a variety of free, fun-filled Halloween activities during the October Half-term holiday.

We kicked Halloween off early on the 19th October with a fun competition in Redruth Library. After filling a jar with 166 Halloween sweets we challenged visitors to see if they could guess how many sweets were in the ‘Spooky’ sweet jar. Over the course of a week, 153 people of all ages submitted guesses. A few people even came very close to guessing the exact number! Unfortunately, there could only be one winner of the ‘Spooky’ sweet jar, so we randomly drew a name to find the winner.

The following week we launched our second Spooky Halloween competition in collaboration with Redruth Library and Regal Redruth Theatre, Cinema, Restaurant & Bar. By taking part in our Halloween activities participants could collect stamps on their ‘Spooky’ competition cards to be in for a chance of winning a pair of Merlin Cinema tickets. We’d like to give a big thanks to the Regal Cinema for donating three pairs of Merlin Cinema tickets to be given away as prizes. Each winner was delighted to have won a trip to the cinema.

Our ‘Spooky’ Halloween activities started on Wednesday Morning at the Skatepark with a Halloween Clean. A much-needed litter pick where Halloween costumes were encouraged. This was then followed by two ‘Spooky’ pumpkin carving workshops in Market Way. It was fantastic seeing so many family members getting involved with the carving, some of whom had never carved a pumpkin before. The day then came to a close with a ’Spooky’ stories session in the library.

The Fun continued Thursday as we started out mornings with a ‘Spooky’ mask-making workshop. Lots of colourful creative masks were made in this session. Thursday’s activities concluded with some more ‘Spooky’ stories in the library.

Friday was an afternoon filled with sugar rushes. Many cakes were decorated and consumed during our cake-decorating workshop. This was then followed by a lively ‘Spooky’ stories’ session in the library.

During the week library visitors also had the opportunity to play an interactive Halloween game. Sedrick the skeleton had lost some of his bones and needed help to become whole again. Sedrick was so loved we’ve already made plans for him to return next year.

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