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Inverurie's virtual Halloween a spooky success


By Kyle Ritchie

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An online Halloween event held for youngsters and families in the Inverurie area has been declared a success.

With coronavirus restrictions wiping out the usual celebrations, organisers Inverurie Events moved its activities to a virtual platform.

The idea and inspiration stemmed from a local resident Karen Robertson, who wanted to make sure there was something for children and families to be a part of this Halloween.

It featured a variety of digital activities, live events, themed competitions and prizes that families could enjoy in their homes.

The events included spooky storytelling with Nick Innes; a guide to Halloween face painting; guided scary crafts, a magic show and a live quiz.

A Halloween quiz was part of the programme of events.
A Halloween quiz was part of the programme of events.

There was also a competition for the best costume; pumpkin carving; and house decoration.

A spokesman for the organisers said: "The virtual Halloween event was a huge success with families taking part in a massive range of activities, shows and competitions throughout the day all for two great local charities.

"We had such a fantastic number of competition entries."

As part of the event, Morrisons Inverurie donated 100 pumpkins for families and the Inverurie Business Association donated £400 worth of confectionary goods to those who are in need of help via the Inverurie Foodbank and Garioch Community Kitchen.

Pumpkin carving featured in the virtual Halloween.
Pumpkin carving featured in the virtual Halloween.

Inverurie Business Association chairwoman Victoria Withy said: “The IBA are pleased to be able to support Inverurie Event’s Virtual Halloween and two hugely hard working local charities – Inverurie Foodbank and the Garioch Community Kitchen during this challenging time.

"We are glad to give local families something to enjoy as we go into Autumn.”

BID Manager of We Are Inverurie Derek Ritchie said: “We are so immensely proud at the support of local businesses and groups coming together to deliver something unique and special to our community this Halloween.”



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