Halloween hauntings and ghostly goings on in park

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SCARY spiders, ghastly ghouls and perilous pumpkins...were all in a day out at Pannett Park over Halloween.

It was the second year the Friends of Pannett Park hosted a Halloween Day following the success of last year’s event.

There were competitions for fancy dress, pumpkin carving, a ‘bat’ hunt, drawing and a skeleton quiz.

Seventy-two ‘spiders’ were given as prizes to those who successfully found the bats and 30 people had a go at the skeleton quiz.

Ten carved pumpkins, donated by the Co-op, were judged by the park’s head gardener Keith Wright and 40 children in fancy dress added a really good Halloween atmosphere to the proceedings.

The Mayor of Whitby, Coun John Freeman awarded prizes to the adult winners of the Friends’ photo competition and judged the drawing competition.

A spokeman for the Friends group said: “The whole occasion seemed to be enjoyed by all and the Friends are already planning more items to add to the event next year.”

Prize winners were;

Carved Pumpkin: 1 Olivia Hall, 2 Joleigh, 3 Kian Kipling, 4 Aidan Quinn. Skeleton Quiz: Amber Newton. Drawing Competition: 1 Tonisha Kipling, 2 Samantha, 3 Amber Quinn, 4 Oliver Davies, 5 Becky Morgan. Fancy Dress – boys. 1 Jacob Coverdale, 2 Kieran Storr, 3 Kian Kipling. Fancy Dress - girls, 1 Amber Quinn, 2 Olivia Hall, 3 Erin McBurney.