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HALLOWEEN AROUND THE VILLAGE

Halloween, the eve of All Saints Day is steeped in mystery surrounding the original pagan festival, but today its ancient significance is almost entirely forgotten in the celebrations over most of Europe. In St Osyth two major events took place and both are reported below, without much text as the pictures speak for themselves.



A pumpkin competition was held with many entries ranging from the more
usual face cut-out with a variety of styles, to more elaborate
cut-outs such as one cut to leave a spider behind!
Two members of the Womens Institute were judges, who chose a 'best entry'.

Four of our younger mothers, Hayley Bevan, Melanie Ling, Annmarie Fuller and Sarah Donnelly organised a party in the Village Hall for over one hundred children on the afternoon of the 31st October, many coming with their mothers and fathers who could also enjoy the event.
Most of those attending came dressed in appropriate costume to suit the occasion. Various activities were planned, some on the tables set round the hall and others collectively in the centre of the hall. Food was provided for the children and adults present could purchase from the witches in the kitchen.














It was obvious that there had been a great deal of effort put in by those organising the afternoon to ensure its success. The hall was decorated appropriately, probably as well as it has ever been decorated and the noise was such that one of the organisers to describe the afternoon as "Organised Ciaos"























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"From ghoulies and ghosties and long leggety beasties and things that go bump in the night, May the Good Lord, deliver us!"
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THE HAUNTED GARDEN
A charity fund raiser at the home of Paul and Christine Harman with Melinda Lane their neighbour, who was responsible for most of the organising and for the original idea to host an event last year.



As it says at the top the haunted garden was organised to raise funds for the Dream 100 radio stations appeal for the 'Kids Trust' and to cut to the quick, the event raised approximately £800 over the two nights, which has been sent off.
Friday was a dark night, only two days after the new moon and the garden was in darkness. Around thirty people helped to make the event a success, some local residents and others from farther afield such as Southend and Dagenham (including the professional actor Samuel Renew who recently starred in ‘The Bill’ and played a Zombie in the garden)
Unfortunately the Saturday night suffered with heavy rain but to their credit the group of helpers carried on as though the weather was no impediment at all!


















The advertising for the function said amongst other things that visitors were to expect to visit 'The Toosey Witch’s Den'; 'Nuclear Spiders Lair'; 'The Mad Doctor’s Surgery' complete with chain saw!;'The Haunted Dinner Party'; 'Wizards Spell Tower'; 'The Spider Pergola’;’ Trick or Treat Tent'; 'The Wicked Witch of the Spiral'; 'The Grizzly Graveyard'; 'The Haunted Woodland'; 'Magical Meg, the Mystical Fortune Teller'.
They were also advised to be on the lookout for Zombies, Werewolves, Vampires, Ghosts and more. In addition there was a Kids Games Area; Hot Dogs/ Burgers & Drinks Marquee.

I will leave the visitor to decide which of the above titles best fit the illustrations above and below (Editor.)










Christine and Paul said afterwards that they all enjoy organising something like this to raise funds for a good cause, added to the fact that it gives so much pleasure to many people.
The knowledge that money raised will help others, is a very special bonus.

7/11.08


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