News Of The Area supports Medowie Halloween friendly houses campaign

A happy group of Medowie children visiting homes.
A happy group of Medowie children visiting homes.

 

HALLOWEEN wasn’t such a scary proposition for too many Medowie families this year thanks to the help of a community initiative.

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News Of The Area joined forces with Medowie Neighbourhood Watch and Sportz Café to help create a friendly network of homes who would be participating in the trick or treat activities.

The idea was simple in that an orange balloon was to be inflated and attached to the mailbox of any house that was happy to participate in the Halloween festivities.

These balloons were available in a packet provided by News Of The Area, Medowie Neighbourhood Watch and Sportz Café and able to be collected from Coles, Woolworths and Sportz Cafe.

The Medowie Mums facebook group also created a private map using Google Maps to show parents of any young trick or treater where the Halloween friendly houses were in the community, making the private link available within the group on the morning of Halloween.

Medowie Neighbourhood Watch Publicity Officer, and creator of the map, Jo Evans was thrilled with the response, telling News Of The Area, “It was just incredible to watch all of the houses start to multiply on the Medowie Mums map, which not only meant a lot of friendly places for children to participate in Halloween, but also the popularity of the event is growing substantially every year.”

“Our balloon buckets were needing to be replenished quite regularly in the few days beforehand, and it was great to see so many members of the community get in the Halloween spirit for our children to have an incredible experience.”

“However, this wouldn’t have been possible without the support of News of the Area and Sportz Café, and of course the Medowie Mums group.”

“They’ve all been great and we hope to make next year’s Halloween an even bigger success,” she said.

The final count was a whopping 57 Halloween Friendly Homes on the Medowie Mums map, however there were many more ghoulish participants with orange balloons lining many of the town’s streets, with over 450 balloons taken home.

If 2017 is anything to go by, Halloween in 2018 will no doubt be another big social event on the Medowie community calendar.

 

By Rachael VAUGHAN

 

Xavier, Archie, Eleanor and Amelia had a great night.
Xavier, Archie, Eleanor and Amelia had a great night.

 

Sophia Reddon got into the Halloween spirit. (left) Xavier, Cruze and Jack loved handing out lollies to children who came to visit. (right)
Sophia Reddon got into the Halloween spirit. (left)
Xavier, Cruze and Jack loved handing out lollies to children who came to visit. (right)

 

The cutest little Good Witch in Medowie. (left) 5 month old Cleo was a hit with the trick or treaters, and loved handing lollies out. (right)
The cutest little Good Witch in Medowie. (left)
5 month old Cleo was a hit with the trick or treaters, and loved handing lollies out. (right)

 

Zac, Dom Meldrum and Eli and Bonnie Morley enjoyed their Halloween experience. (left) Archie, Eleanor and Amelia meet a friendly Clown. (right)
Zac, Dom Meldrum and Eli and Bonnie Morley enjoyed their Halloween experience. (left)
Archie, Eleanor and Amelia meet a friendly Clown. (right)

 

Emma and Ashlee hamming it up for the camera on Halloween. (left) Taylor and Callen Guile enjoyed having their friends over for Halloween. (right)
Emma and Ashlee hamming it up for the camera on Halloween. (left)
Taylor and Callen Guile enjoyed having their friends over for Halloween. (right)

 

Two school friends having a blast on Halloween.
Two school friends having a blast on Halloween.

 

Cousins Ella, Deezel, Declan and Indianna had a great time together.
Cousins Ella, Deezel, Declan and Indianna had a great time together.

 

Lucas Mowle had a wonderful first Halloween.
Lucas Mowle had a wonderful first Halloween.

 

A happy group of Medowie children visiting homes.
A happy group of Medowie children visiting homes.

 

The Medowie halloween friendly houses balloons, sponsored by News Of The Area. (left) Xander and Flynn Zoetemeyer. (right)
The Medowie halloween friendly houses balloons, sponsored by News Of The Area. (left)
Xander and Flynn Zoetemeyer. (right)

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