Pick­ing up treats in Te Puke

Te Puke Times - - NEWS - By STU­ART WHI­TAKER news@tepuke­times.co.nz

The trick will be pick­ing up treats at next week’s Hal­loween event in Te Puke.

Build­ing on the suc­cess of a sim­i­lar event last year, Epic Te Puke has tweaked its EastPack Treat Trail that will this year take place on Hal­loween — Oc­to­ber 31.

With 33 busi­nesses on the trail, the 2018 ver­sion prom­ises to be big­ger than last year’s in­au­gu­ral event.

Trail maps can be picked up from any of the busi­nesses in­volved as well as at Te Puke Li­brary. They will also be posted on Face­book.

Special guests will be Bat­man with his Bat­mo­bile, and Won­der Woman.

Dress­ing up will be part of the fun — and a way to win prizes.

“We have a theme of su­per he­roes and su­per vil­lains, but peo­ple don’t have to stick to that,” says EPIC Te Puke’s mar­ket­ing man­ager Re­becca Larsen.

The of­fi­cial start time is 3.30pm and Te Puke Li­brary and Aberdeen House Christ­mas Shed will have “walk-throughs”.

“Peo­ple can go around in any or­der they like — they don’t have to fol­low the num­bers or can they just do a sec­tion if they’ve got smaller kids.

“Not ev­ery­one will want to do the whole trail be­cause it’s quite long.”

A ma­jor change from last year is the 5pm prize­giv­ing at Ju­bilee Park.

There will be best cos­tume prizes for var­i­ous age cat­e­gories as well as the best fam­ily and best dog.

The Hits ra­dio host Will John­stone will be spin­ning the win­ning wheel with EPIC Te Puke dol­lars — in­clud­ing the new EPIC $5 — up for grabs.

“New World is spon­sor­ing choco­late bars and Farm­lands is spon­sor­ing the lol­lies for the wheel,” says Re­becca.

Re­tail­ers can get in on the win­ning with Cre­ative Te Puke rep­re­sen­ta­tives judg­ing the best dec­o­rated busi­ness con­test.

“We’ve upped it a lit­tle to the next level. There are more busi­nesses on the trail from last year, so it has re­ally taken off as a con­cept,” says Re­becca.

Jel­li­coe St will be open to traf­fic, but the flow of pedes­tri­ans will be man­aged to min­imise dis­rup­tion to traf­fic — although it might be wise to avoid the area in a car dur­ing the event if pos­si­ble.

Bat­man and the Bat­mo­bile will be at the Te Puke Treat Trail on Oc­to­ber 31.

Navada Thomp­son, Rome Toko and DJ Thomp­son at last year’s Te Puke Treat Trail.

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