Light party provides alternative to halloween

Freya Manning and Charley Lewis

Freya Manning and Charley Lewis - Credit: Archant

OVER 150 children enjoyed a fun alternative to halloween when a community centre hosted a light party.

Mayor Bob Smith, Margaret MacCormack, Leo Taylor, Ellie-May Gittins, Dennis Gittins, Dean Scholes an

Mayor Bob Smith, Margaret MacCormack, Leo Taylor, Ellie-May Gittins, Dennis Gittins, Dean Scholes and Harvey Mash - Credit: Archant

Held at the Coombes Community Centre on Thursday, the light party saw children come together to play games and enjoy free food and a disco.

The party is organised by Margaret MacCormack, from Ignite Community Church, and Helen TObiss from Melbourn Baptist Church, together with a team of helpers from Royston Churches Together.

Mrs MacCormack said: “This event has been running for several years now and Churches Together feel it is important to have a party as an alternative to halloween.

“We created a time where families could come, have fun, make some imaginative craft, play games, ice buns, have your face painted, and dance to the disco music. Everything was light, bright and beautiful and expressed something of Jesus being the Light of the World.”

Royston’s Mayor, Cllr Bob Smith, was on hand to get proceedings up and running.

“It became such a focal point for the town, and through the evening we welcomed more than 210 people. This was a really special fun family celebration. We are so thankful to all who came,” said Mrs MacCormack.