West Norfolk ‘Spook’ fest for Halloween

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Youngsters decked out in a variety of costumes hit the streets of West Norfolk on Monday to celebrate Halloween.

There was everything from ghosts and ghouls to skeletons at events in Lynn and Downham.

Halloween Parade in Downham market. Pictured  Downham Market Mayor Marion Ross with Pumpkin ( Kerrina Coe ) ANL-161028-200412009

Halloween Parade in Downham market. Pictured Downham Market Mayor Marion Ross with Pumpkin ( Kerrina Coe ) ANL-161028-200412009

To mark the occasion, there was a Halloween spooktacular in Lynn while Downham held their annual parade on the town square.

In Lynn, children of all ages reported to a special Halloween Headquarters on Baxter’s Plain to collect their special Halloween map before making their way round the town centre collecting stamps from retailers.

Those who collected stamps were rewarded with a goodie bag from the Vancouver Quarter and West Norfolk Council.

They were also entered into a prize draw with one lucky child set to win £250 to spend on toys.

Abbie Panks, Vancouver Quarter Centre Manager, said: “We’d like to thank everyone who took part in our Halloween event this year.

“We had lots of very happy children throughout the afternoon, it was fantastic to see so many smiling faces”

“We were delighted by the positive feedback we received from parents, and we hope the children enjoyed collecting the stamps before tucking into their goodie bag 
packed with sweets.

“I’d like to thank West Norfolk Council for teaming up with us for this event, and to the wonderful support staff who helped us pack the thousands of goodie bags and supported the event on the day.”

In Downham, youngsters got the opportunity to have a ride on the roundabout, get their faces painted, have a go at lots of Halloween games, and take part in the annual fancy dress parade which will led by a spooky pumpkin man.

The winners of the fancy dress parade received a toy and a voucher to spend at 
AT Johnson and will help switch on the town’s Christmas lights.

Thanks were given to AT Johnson and Xtra Mile Entertainments for their help with the Downham event.