Somerfield has truly embraced the tradition of Halloween, with 2016 being the best turn-out yet for the annual Halloween event held at Pirate Park.
This year, face painters made the children look the part while they competed for best-dressed and best monster dancer in competitions with great prize vouchers. They munched on mini Halloween-themed cupcakes and jumped on a ‘crazy cottage’ bouncy castle, before heading out for trick or treating.
Parents got into the spirit of the season with pre-carved pumpkins vying for top position in the Halloween pumpkin carving competition and residents put up orange balloons to indicate they had plenty of Halloween treats left.
“Halloween is a fun time for children to create childhood memories and within a close-knit community like Somerfield, it’s also a great time to catch up with neighbours,” says Maxwell Shifman, Intrapac Property’s Chief Operating Officer. “As a healthy community, we also like to encourage kids to get outdoors in our many parks and playgrounds, so we once again offered them a healthy Halloween treat when they visited our sales centre.”
Somerfield has dedicated 20% of its total development to open spaces – from playgrounds with climbing and active play facilities to bike trails and wetlands. In keeping with the theme of residents being able to enjoy the outdoors and a healthier life, Intrapac Property provided residents with free red apples as a point of difference to the traditional sugary sweets usually on offer.
It’s said that if you can peel the apple in one go on Halloween, you’ll be able to throw the peel over your shoulder and it will reveal the first letter of the person you will marry.
The volunteer Somerfield Social Club worked hard behind-the-scenes to put on the Halloween event, with support from Intrapac Property, and many more community events are planned throughout the year. To keep up-to-date with the events, like www.facebook.com/SomerfieldKeysborough.