Wicked witches, ghoulish ghosts and screeching skeletons all joined forces in Fivemiletown on Sunday for a Spooktacular Walk to raise vital funds for St. Mary’s Primary School. 

The Parents’, Teachers’ and Friends’ Association (PTFA) transformed the beautiful grounds of Blessingbourne Estate into a terrifying trail for local families to enjoy, with the barn providing a spooky but safe haven with hot refreshments and lots of tasty treats.

With scary ghost stories, spooky decorations and an incredible haunted house photo booth, hundreds of people enjoyed a fantastic night of fun.

Speaking on behalf of the PTFA, Joanne Cullinan said: ”We were totally overwhelmed with the incredible crowds who turned out to the first Hallowe’en Spooktacular, and want to say a huge thanks to our families, friends and neighbours from Fivemiletown and beyond who came out to support us, as well as the school staff who took time out from their half-term break to join in.

“We’re really grateful to everyone who helped us to pull off this brilliant event, especially Blessingbourne Estate for their generosity in hosting us, and to all the wonderful little witches, superheroes and ghosts who came out for tricks and treats, we hope you had a super evening and look forward to hosting lots more fun events soon.”

Organisers said the event raised lots of money for the small, rural school, and were particularly grateful for the support that came from across the local community, and beyond.

With a revitalised PTFA in place this year, St. Mary’s is continuing to go from strength to strength, and will be hosting more family-focused fundraising events and activities soon.