Lyme Slime Halloween Festival goes fright-fully well
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A programme of spooky events attact a large number of visitors to the resort
The first Lyme Slime Halloween Festival has been declared a spine-chilling success by organisers.
Local traders reported an extremely busy half term as large numbers of visitors travelled from across the South West and further afield to enjoy the new spooky addition to the town’s calendar of events.
Lyme Regis Town Mill, the Marine Theatre and Lyme Regis Museum all provided fun Halloween-themed activities and events all week to entertain families and the Bloor Homes Spine-tingling Town Trail was also very popular.
The Lyme Slime Fun Run at the end of the week again proved very popular as 152 children and adults dressed as zombies, ghosts and witches tackled the 1K & 2km course along the promenade.
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Along the route entrants faced various Halloween themed challenges including the ‘Radioactive Liquid Station’, the ‘Sticky Spiders Web’ and the really disgusting slime at the Baboo Gelato ‘Trick or Treat table’.
Scary Fairy Jane Dunford from Boogie Bounce Xtreme treated the participants to a fantastic spooky mass warm up, which everyone really enjoyed and Lyme Regis Mayor Michaela Ellis awarded prizes for the best male and female fancy dress.
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All finishers received goodie bags of chocolate medals, drinks kindly donated by Tesco and a vanilla lolly dipped in ‘blood’ supplied by Baboo Gelato. All profits from the Lyme Slime Fun Run will be going to this year’s event charity ‘The Word Forest Organisation’.
Sally Raynes, event director at Wacky Nation said: “We have been thrilled with how many local businesses and community organisations have joined with us to ensure that the Lyme Slime Halloween Festival was so entertaining for all the families involved throughout the half term holiday week.”
“It was wonderful to again see all the effort that everyone went to with their fancy dress at the Lyme Slime Fun Run on Sunday and lovely to see everyone having such a great time.
“A special thank you must go to the students from Woodroffe School who offered encouragement to all the competitors along the route.”
The Lyme Slime Halloween Festival will return in 2018.