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Halloween & Redbank

Residents and future residents of Redbank celebrated Halloween on Sunday 29th October at Tench Close, Redbank Estate, North Richmond.

Organised by a few families in Yobarnie Rise, the Halloween costume party and Trick or Treat fun run has a huge success that incorporated new and future residents of Redbank along with existing homes outside the estate in North Richmond.

Organisers started off with a letter box drop two weeks prior to the event in all homes in Redbank, the whole of Townsend Road, Arthur Phillip Drive, and Baylis Place and part of Pecks Road. They dropped flyers mentioning the event details and two Halloween balloons for each household giving them a choice to participate. Interested households blew up the balloon and tied it to their mailbox or front door and that way kids knew which doors to knock on.

On the day, the party started early when Tench Close was closed off for cars and all neighbours got together to put up two marquees and decorating them in Halloween theme. A face painter started doing face painting from 3:30pm on-wards to get the kids ready for the showdown. Resident DJ David Roberts played some funky tunes throughout the event. Parents hung around, got to know their neighbours and enjoyed the festivity.

At 5:00pm a fashion parade of almost 30 kids took place followed by a prize giving ceremony. Prizes were given for best dressed girl, best dressed boy and the scariest. Five year old Kaylin Curtin won the best dressed girl award for dressing up as an accident prone dressmaker. Seven year old Benji Dinten, who dressed up as Georgie from the movie “IT”, won the best dressed boy award. Alice in Wonderland was the scariest costume and the award went to 11 year old Isabelle McIntyre. After the prize giving, kids were off for Trick or Treating.

It was a fantastic experience for everyone and it was great to see members of the Redbank family getting involved in community activities with their neighbours. We hope that this is just the beginning of community building and many more of these events to come in the future.

A big thanks to Katrina & Geoff Ryan, Wendy & Ross Baker, Suzanne Ryan, Emma Griffin, David Roberts, Jenny Adams, Tyas Jones, Kylie Louise and all those who helped putting this event together.