More than 650 people flocked to the Railway and Forestry Museum Saturday for the Halloween Fairy Tale event.
Kids of all ages dressed up in their favourite costumes and took part in activities such as train rides and pumpkin picking. One of the most notable events was the haunted train car which brought all sorts of surprises as people dressed up as zombies and monsters went in for the scare.
For four year old, Chloe Plamondon, one of her favourite activities involved getting to hang out with the other kids. “I get to play and I get to do anything that I want to do,” she said. “We play on the train and we do anything we can do.”
Plamondon is dressing up as the superhero, Black Widow this year. She’s telling everyone to watch out for her on Halloween night. “I fight crime and kick butts!,” she laughed.
This year’s event was all about the kids, but it was also for a good cause. Admission was free with a non-perishable food item donated to the Salvation Army Food Bank. Event Coordinator, Binny Johal, says more than eight large buckets worth of food was collected. “It’s great to see community involvement, just seeing that people are willing to help out again at this time of year,” she said. “Events like this allow people to come together which they may not have time to normally, so it’s a good time with lots to see and do.”