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GHOSTLY goings-on have been taking place across Worcestershire to celebrate Halloween.
The scariest night of the year has sparked spooks and spirits to host a variety of fun fancy dress events and themed get-togethers.
St John’s Library, St John’s, Worcester, was full of crazy costumes as people took part in experiments with science boffins, enjoyed arts and crafts or listened to scary stories.
At Postcode Anywhere in Hallow, near Worcester, staff donned capes, witches hats and Scream masks to raise money for Cancer Research.
Natalie Green, who works at the firm, said: “We raised more than £200 and everyone had a brilliant time dressing up, playing practical jokes on one another and carving pumpkins.”
Worcester Arts Workshop, Sansome Street, Worcester, hosted an “immersive performance experience” for Halloween, with creepy activities in the café.
There was a Big Draw event and spooky costume making at Worcester City Art Gallery and Museum, family fun days and a ghost walk around the park at Hanbury Hall, Hanbury, near Droitwich, and activities including medical displays at Worcester University Medical Centre.
Earlier this week, the Monday Night Club in Worcester prepared for the night with fancy dress and a visit from the Mayor of Worcester, Councillor Roger Berry, and mayoress Jill Berry, who joined in the fun.
Other guests included devils, wizards and witches, zombies and ghost brides, and Coun Berry judged the best costume.
There were spooky goings on at 1st Littleton Beavers when everyone dressed as their favourite scary creatures, decorated Halloween cakes and made fluffy spiders. Sharon Shepherd, of the group, said: “We lit the two pumpkins that we’ve grown on our very own allotment and the whole event was in aid of Coppafeel, a breast cancer charity.”
Meanwhile, it was “howl-oween” at the Dogs Trust in Wickhamford, near Evesham, as canine residents got treats for their tricks.
Staff at the rehoming centre got into the spirit by conjuring spooky names for 16 new arrivals in a bid to find them new homes.
The puppies include a litter of 12-week-old labrador cross pups and another litter of four collie crosses.
The cheeky pups – including Batty, Pumpkin, Hocus and Pocus – are now looking for homes separately where any children are over 12-years-old and new owners are able to carry on their training and give them plenty of treats for tricks. Supporter relations officer Shauna Stedman said: “Pumpkin and Batty are just two of the 100 rescue dogs we currently have looking for homes.
“These gorgeous little dogs haven’t had the best start in life, but are now hoping to find new owners who can give them the future they deserve.”
Call the rehoming centre on 01386 830613 for details.