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Spook-tacular spelling challenge is part of fright night fun across town
BUSINESSES have joined ranks to create a night of fright and delight on the spooky streets of Knutsford this Halloween.
From 6pm on October 31 Knutsford will come alive for the first Pumpkin Path event, which sees young Knutsfordians setting off on a spooky adventure across the town.
Eighteen businesses will be housing a special pumpkin with a letter carved into them.
The children taking part in the ghoulish quest must find all the letters to spell out ‘KNUTSFORDHALLOWEEN’.
Once their competition cards are complete they must post them in the petrifying postbox outside Knutsford Heritage Centre to be in with a chance to win some spook-tacular prizes.
“We think the Pumpkin Path competition is a lovely idea for Knutsford, and hope the streets are full of Halloween characters,” said Val Bryant from the heritage centre.
“Our volunteers will be joining in the fun by dressing up and spreading the ghoulish cheer.”
Knutsford Heritage Centre will also be holding a Pumpkin Path Party for children from 5.30pm to 7pm where younger children can chomp on some creepy cakes and enjoy the makeshift pumpkin patch in the courtyard.
There will be some (trick or) treats along the way with some frightening characters paying a visit to town.
One of the event organisers, Peter Murray from POP Perfumery, has enlisted the help of 20 students from Knutsford Academy to dress up in costume and make-up to interact with the children and ensure they get the fright of their life.
Participating business owners and staff will also be dressing up their shops and themselves, with a number of businesses opening late to join in on the fun.
Peter, who helped organise the event with Stefanie Meachin from Gusto and Julie Chard from Mr Simms Olde Sweet Shoppe, said he hopes the event will inspire other businesses to think of similar events for Knutsford in the future.
“What I want is to get everybody thinking, get people involved; for them come up with ideas and invest time and energy into Knutsford,” he added.
“This event is the chance for families to have amazing fun in the town. It’s going to be great.”
Turn to page 17 for your Pumpkin Path competition card.
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