‘Halloween Happenings’ at Rugby Avenue Playing Fields

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THE biggest Halloween party in the Borough returns to Rugby Avenue next Wednesday, October 31.

Coleraine Borough Council and sponsors, Specsavers Coleraine, have recently confirmed more details about this FREE event.

The main entertainment programme starts at 7pm with a live band, ‘The Big Kahuna’.

Other entertainment includes fire-jugglers, street theatre, scary walkabouts, face-painting, balloon-modelling and a range of food stalls. The fantastic fireworks finale show will commence at 8.30pm, a spectacle not to be missed!

The vast site at Rugby Avenue, just beside Lodge Road roundabout, will accommodate more entertainment than ever before, including a fun fair which will operate from 2pm until 10pm. The fun fair will be even bigger and better this year with the addition of thrilling new rides including; The Terminator, Twister, Miami Trip Ride and Crazy Frog.

Council encourages everyone to come along in their ‘spooky’ Halloween costumes, particularly children who will have a chance to win a prize in the ‘Fancy Dress Competition’ which starts at 7.30pm at the main stage area.

In a new addition for 2012, Specsavers Coleraine is introducing a “Spectacular Spooktacles” competition with a special prize for the designer and wearer of the most impressive pair of glasses.

Mayor of Coleraine, Councillor Sam Cole said; “It’s fantastic to see this free fun event grow bigger in popularity each year and Council is very appreciative of Specsavers Coleraine for their support. The Events Team in Council work hard to improve the Borough’s annual Halloween programme. I encourage the entire family to get involved, dress up and get into the ‘spirit’ of the festivities!”

Judith Ball, Store Director of Specsavers Coleraine comments; ‘We are delighted to be onboard as the official sponsor of the Coleraine Borough Councils Halloween festivities for the fourth year running.”

“We pride ourselves immensely on being a community-orientated opticians and we are always looking for ways to say thank you. To be able give back to the local people in the Coleraine area whose support over the years has been invaluable. We think that the Halloween celebrations are a great way to bring the community together for a ‘Spectacularly thrilling’ time out with family and friends. We are confident that there will be many spooky treats for everyone to enjoy and we will be ‘focusing’ on the most ‘eye’ catching costume in the fancy dress competition!”

Coleraine Borough Council is working closely with PSNI regarding traffic management. Parking is available on one side of Rugby Avenue, Coleraine Rugby Club, and on the hard shoulder of the dual carriageway towards the River Bann. There will be limited parking for Blue Badge holders at the Pavilion on site. No parking will be available in the Glengorm Avenue area.

For full details on Halloween Happenings contact Coleraine Borough Council on 028 7034 4723 or click www.northcoastni.com/whats-on or www.facebook.com/northcoastevents