Call for calm as troll sets up Capel camp

South Western Times - - NEWS -

CAPEL res­i­dents are be­ing warned fol­low­ing ap­par­ent sight­ings of a big crea­ture, pos­si­bly green in colour and wear­ing strange cloth­ing.

The Capel Com­mu­nity Pro­mo­tions group be­lieve the crea­ture could be a troll mi­grat­ing to the town’s curved wooden bridge he in­tends to call home for the re­main­der of his troll life.

The not-for-profit group has been an­tic­i­pat­ing the troll’s ar­rival for six months, when an idea for a res­i­dent troll in the form of street art orig­i­nated.

The idea – which started out as a joke – has taken off, ac­cord­ing to com­mit­tee mem­ber Kath­leen Mawer.

“We have re­ceived a lot of sup­port from lo­cal busi­nesses who are also mak­ing do­na­tions,” Mrs Mawer said.

“Peo­ple over­all are quite happy to see some­thing hap­pen­ing in Capel.”

The troll, whose name is yet to be re­vealed, will be mak­ing his de­but be­fore the town’s peo­ple on Novem­ber 28.

But un­til then he is leav­ing a trail of in­trigue with ap­par­ent ‘sight­ings’ al­ready by res­i­dents at Pep­per­mint Grove Beach and along the river­bank into Capel.

Mrs Mawer said the troll ap­peared harm­less and res­i­dents should be on the look­out for big, troll-like foot­prints.

The group will wel­come Capel’s new­est res­i­dent with a scav­enger hunt, sausage siz­zle and free en­ter­tain­ment at Apex Park on the day of his de­but.

Plans are in place for mini troll replicas, tshirts, key rings and puz­zles, with all money go­ing to the group for fu­ture events such as its Christ­mas in Capel next month.

PIC­TURE: SHAN­NON VERHAGEN

Capel res­i­dents are be­ing warned, while Kath­leen Mawer, Shar­ron Gam­ble and Erin Raf­ferty keep a safe dis­tance from a replica of the troll mak­ing his way to the town.

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