Shania and Jesse Duncan in their Halloween best, ready for tonight’s spooky festivities.
Shania and Jesse Duncan in their Halloween best, ready for tonight’s spooky festivities. Alistair Brightman

Monsters and ghouls out tonight

IF YOU thought Halloween was dead and buried, think again.

Little ghosts, skeletons, witches and vampires will haunt Hervey Bay’s Apex Park during a spooky soiree tonight.

Kids can bring their fangs, fake blood and scariest costumes to celebrate the Batty Flight Night, organised by the council and the Wildlife Preservation Society.

The event will run from 4pm to 7.30pm and with bats being a major part of Halloween, it will serve as a good opportunity for children to learn more about the Pialba park’s flying fox colony.

Although it is free, guests will be invited to give a gold coin donation as all proceeds go to Angel Flight Australia.

Boys and ghouls of all ages can enjoy the festivities, including games, crafts, face painting and a jumping castle.

There will also be prizes for the best costume.

The council’s Melissa Duncan said entertainment and food would also be on offer.

“It’s a chance for the children to dress up and to have fun on Halloween and raise some money for Angel Flight,” she said.

“We’ll have people dressed as bats handing out treats, so there will be trick or treating but just at an event rather than houses.

“And if it rains, it will just be all the spookier for the kids.”

Meanwhile, the Hervey Bay Boat Club will be hosting its own Halloween Monster Mash, in which guests are invited to dress in their scariest threads.

The event will feature “evil entertainment” by Beauty and the Beast from 8pm.



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