Hal­lowe’en spe­cial

The Arran Banner - - Nostalgia -

The ap­peal of Hal­lowe’en never seems to pall. Dress­ing up, ven­tur­ing out into the dark­ness, hav­ing a laugh with your friends, col­lect­ing a bag of loot – there are so many things which make it pop­u­lar. This year had the added ad­van­tage of be­ing on a Fri­day. The weather was okay - not that rain ever de­terred the Ar­ran guiser - but above all, with no school the next day, meant stay­ing out late and ly­ing in the next morn­ing. Bliss.

Across the is­land chil­dren and adults at­tended events held at vil­lage halls and even lo­cal shops got in on the cel­e­bra­tions. At the Vil­lage Shop in Whit­ing Bay, shop­keeper Bar­bara I’An­son and her staff hosted a com­pe­ti­tion in aid of Yorkhill Sick Chil­dren’s Hospi­tal which saw cus­tomers guess­ing the name of their 60lb mon­ster pump­kin do­nated by nurs­ery­man Gavin Mutch.

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