28 days ago

Sanitiser and sweets: Still plenty of ghosts and ghouls in post-Covid Halloween

Jake Kenny Reporter from Community News

Frank Stefanissin moved to New Zealand 35 years ago from Vancouver, Canada, where Halloween is a huge event.

He’s bringing a slice of that to Canterbury on Saturday.

For last October 31, he set up a small graveyard in his West Melton home. It proved so popular he decided to go all out this year with an incredible haunted house.

“I had about 200 kids come by last year, which motivated me to keep doing it – I love seeing their reactions,’’ he said.

“This year we’ve gone a little bit bigger...with a pretty full-on graveyard. “With Covid this is just something nice for the children.’’

Stefanissin is raising money for Starship Hospital with this year’s efforts – for $2 children can guess how many skulls and bones are around the property, with the winner scoring a triceratops skeleton.

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