Spooks, ghouls and witches...

Halloween event
Halloween event
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Hundreds of mini-ghosts, ghouls, witches and vampires invaded Penistone Market Barn, for a charity evening packed with Halloween-themed antics.

Children had the chance to ‘dress the mummy’ and take turns sneaking up close to the Sleeping Witch - often with hair-raising results.

They teamed up to concoct magical potions in the Professor’s Freaky Lab and were treated to a Thriller dance routine, performed by children from GJ Activity Village.

Younger children enjoyed pinning the tail on the black cat, building skeletons, following a pumpkin treasure hunt and eating a range of spooktacular food - everything from pumpking soup to creepy cupcakes.

Organiser Jon Gilbert, from Penistone Round Table, said: “The event - which was organised by local voluntary groups and raised money for a number of local causes and charities - ended up being twice as big as last year so we were delighted!

“The Market Barn is a great spooky venue and, even before the gates opened, we had children and their parents patiently queuing outside the door.”

Stacie Day, who helped lead the event at the weekend, said: “Market Barn was absolutely buzzing and we’re thrilled with the support this event received. We really wanted to offer families something a little different to the usual trick-or-treating and we couldn’t have asked for a bigger turnout from the community.”

Penistone Mayor Andrew Millner got in on the act, judging over 50 pumpkins in the pumpkin carving competition and awarding prizes to the three best fancy dressed children.

Jon added: “We would really like to continue to build this event in the coming years and encourage anyone who would be interested in helping out to contact Penistone Round Table by emailing PenistoneRT1094@gmail.com or Penistone Ladies Circle via Facebook.”