COLNE was packed with families, many of them in fancy dress, all day on Saturday at Colne Town Council’s Hallowe’en event. Three seasonal competitions were judged by local artist, Keith Melling, he said: “I was amazed at the imaginative entrants in all the competitions, and thoroughly enjoyed judging them all.” The Pumpkin Carving Competitions were staged in Scary Creepy Corridor outside Colne Library.

This year the first prize for the best dressed window went to Inspired Interiors. Second Prize went to Key Vape, third was Albert House Residential Home, and Highly Commended went to Tubbs of Colne for their living window display. The Children’s Fancy Dress, held on the Outdoor Market, proved popular, with the all being awarded ghoulish goodies and the first four getting book tokens from The Bookshop. Town Council Events Chairman, Cllr. Ash Sutcliffe, commented: “I was amazed at the number of people who turned out even though the weather was a little ghoulish.

Thank you to everyone with took part in the day, whether it was doing crafts in the Library, entering one of the competitions, or enjoying the free street entertainment. It felt like an event which had something for everyone, whether it was fairground rides, crafting or face painting. The Town Council gave out hundreds of free Hallowe’en balloons, which as always proved very popular, thanks to the Kind sponsorship of Unique Clean and, as the day drew to a close, Helen Green’s Dance Academy put on a spooktackular display at the Market. The next Colne Town Council town centre event is Christmas in Colne this is to be staged on 25th November, from 10am-7.30pm and includes a road closure from Windy Bank to the junction of Keighley Road and Craddock Road.

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