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Helmsley Scouts encourage people to help create a spooktacular Halloween pumpkin trail

The 1st Helmsley Scout Group is asking local residents and businesses to get behind a Half Term Halloween Pumpkin Trail in the town.

With normal trick or treating cancelled this year due to Covid-19, the Helmsley Scout Group wanted to think of a way Halloween could still be enjoyed by youngsters. They are asking people to draw, paint, create or carve a pumpkin to have on display in a window or garden during half term week, which Halloween falls within, so families can go on a pumpkin hunt around the town. 

Lynn Hempsall from Helmsley Traditional Sweetshop said: “We have encouraged members of the Helmsley in Business group to get involved, and hopefully lots of residents will too. It seems like lots of the stuff we enjoy is having to be cancelled or changed because of the pandemic, so it’s a great idea from the Scouts so children in the town can still safely take part in Halloween and do something fun.”

Fran Evans from Helmsley 1st Scout Group said: “Sadly a traditional door-to-door trick or treating can’t be done this Halloween, and children; mine included; have been asking what they can do. As everyone loved painting rainbows and creating some amazing window displays over lockdown, we thought let’s do the same with for Halloween 2020. So, we are asking children and adults to draw, decorate or otherwise create a pumpkin for display in a window or garden, and families can see how many pumpkins they can spot.”

To keep up to date with news from Helmsley go to www.visithelmsley.co.uk or follow Visit Helmsley on social media.

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