Tricks and treats spark record at­ten­dance

Mt Druitt - St Mary's Standard (East) - - NEWS -

WITCHES and war­locks, su­per­heroes and vil­lains, creepy crit­ters and fan­tasy favourites all de­scended on St Marys in record num­bers on Sun­day.

A to­tal of 1195 chil­dren reg­is­tered for the an­nual trick or treat fes­ti­val on Queen St – more than dou­ble the pre­vi­ous year.

Town cen­tre man­ager Paulette Adams said she never imag­ined so many would take part. “It was won­der­ful but it was crazy, we ran out of stuff and never ex­pected any- where near the num­ber of chil­dren we had reg­is­ter on the day,” Ms Adams said.

“Ev­ery year we look at how it has grown and al­ways an­tic­i­pate for more each year but just never imag­ined what we had.”

Ms Adams said last year 589 chil­dren reg­is­tered, com­pared to 574 the year be­fore, so it was es­ti­mated 700 chil­dren would turn up. She thanked ev­ery­one for their pa­tience and un­der­stand­ing at the wait time for reg­is­ter­ing.

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