The haunt gets bigger
IT has been a year in the works but the 2012 Haunting of Oak Beach is going to be bigger, better and of course more terrifying than ever.
With the annual event growing in size and spookiness coordinators Lynn Mannequin and the Demonised Ghoul of Oak Beach are in need of more volunteers to keep the night both entertaining and in control.
The Haunting of Oak Beach originated due to protests from local parents there was nothing for their children to do.
Enter Richard Lavender who thought that as Halloween was not celebrated as extensively here as it is in the US, where Richard comes from, why not solve the community’s problem in a fun and enjoyable way, even if it is for only one night a year.
Last year more than 1200 visitors arrived which was double the expected number and the Demonised Ghoul, aka Richard, says to make the night as smooth as possible he will need at least twenty volunteers.
“Volunteers should dress up as scary characters like pirates, ghouls, creatures of the night and five or six will need to monitor how many people go through each attraction so everyone is terrified effectively” The Ghoul said.
The most promi- nent expansions to last year’s events are the nine-metre dragon tail in Fantasy Land and the compact car-sized spider entrance feature before the Spider Lady.
The Ghoul has also started a new threeyear project that will see a dragon’s tail ascend out of the garden this year, its head next year and its complete emergence in two years.
The dragon’s tail will be in Fantasy Land which is taking over from Fairy Land and will also include mock baboons, gorillas, elephants and dinosaurs.
For the more daring there will also be new components to every other event with the Haunted Mansion seeing many scary, new moving instalments.
If you want to help be a part of this community event please contact Richard Lavender on 4099 3602, email ghoul@ hauntingofoakbeach. com or on Facebook at www. facebook. com/ hauntingofoakbeach
Hubble bubble: Sharon and Rebecca Bluett at last year’s scaring