Hal­loween cel­e­bra­tions for all the guys and ghouls

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - FRONT PAGE -

THOU­SANDS of peo­ple flocked to Chal­font St Giles for the Chiltern Open Air Mu­seum’s (COAM) Hal­loween Spec­tac­u­lar.

More than 90 vol­un­teers helped staff the sold out event, which was held on Fri­day as part of Cul­ture 24s Mu­se­ums at Night.

Bucks Blades stu­dents from Bucks New Univer­sity vol­un­teered as scar­ers on the Mu­seum’s scary walk, and it was also sup­ported by two teams of cor­po­rate vol­un­teers from Equinox and Sir­ius De­ci­sions.

Vis­i­tors were kept en­ter­tained by a ghost horse rider, a fire-breather, marsh­mal­low toast­ing, craft mak­ing and for those brave enough a scary walk with live scar­ers, along with a range of other ac­tiv­i­ties.

Sue Shave, mu­seum direc­tor, said: “This is al­ways the mu­seum’s big­gest event of the year rais­ing thou­sands of pounds to help keep it run­ning.

“This year’s event was ex­tremely suc­cess­ful and there were some fan­tas­tic cos­tumes.

“The Hal­loween Spec­tac­u­lar has de­vel­oped a rep­u­ta­tion for be­ing quite spec­tac­u­lar.

“Each year we see a sig­nif­i­cant growth in the num­bers of peo­ple at­tend­ing, and this year the event was sold out.

“I am im­mensely proud of my team of staff and vol­un­teers for the cre­ativ­ity and sheer hard work that they put into mak­ing this a suc­cess­ful event.”

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