Halloween fun events in Colne

Colne Town Council 'witches' Val and Maureen who will be helping children make scary masks during the Hallowe'en  day in town tomorrow (S)
Colne Town Council 'witches' Val and Maureen who will be helping children make scary masks during the Hallowe'en day in town tomorrow (S)

Colne Town Council is organising a super spooky day in the town centre for Hallowe’en.

There will be scary soup, frightening face painting. mysterious mask-making and more from 10am tomorrow.

Chairman of Colne Town Council’s Events Committee Coun. Ash Sutcliffe said: “This is a new event for us. We’d like to get the whole town caught up in the theme.

“After all, as we sit in shadow of Pendle Hill, so we can claim to be the home of witches and it would be great to attract a few down off their broomsticks for Hallowe’en in Colne!”

Flyers have gone out to all Colne’s schools and town centre businesses for three spooky competitions, to be judged on the day by local artist Joe Hesketh.

They are Best Hallowe’en Fancy Dress which will be judged under the Market Canopy at noon. Entry on the day is free with slimy and sticky prizes on offer!

There is also the Best Decorated Children’s Pumpkin to be displayed in the Spooky Marquee at the entrance to the library with judging at 1pm.

And don’t forget the Best Shop Window Display - you have to already have entered the last two with entries closing yesterday.

There are several other events on the day including ghoulish tales told in the Colne Library, Colne’s Bookshop and Shackleton Hall, There will also be free themed helium balloons, free seasonal soup, frightening face painting, seasonal food stalls, monster music and more.

Chairman of Colne Town Council, Coun. Sarah Cockburn-Price, added: “This new Hallowe’en event is another opportunity to have some seasonal fun and show everyone that in Colne the community comes together to make it the special place it is.”