Staff and residents at Middleton Hall celebrated Halloween together in truly spook-ta-cular style. Fancy dress was the order of the day as witches, ghouls and monsters roamed the corridors. The restaurant was decorated like a Witches parlour where everyone gathered to enjoy the Halloween themed fun, games and competitions at the monthly coffee morning.
The Mayor and Mayoress of Darlington were guests of honour with the unenviable task of judging the annual pumpkin carving competition. Pumpkins that had been grown and nurtured in the allotments were handed over to all the staff and residents to carve their exhibits. The standard of creativity was stunning illustrating just how much thought and effort had gone into them.
The Mayor could not believe the high standards and choosing a winner was far from easy. After much deliberation, residents and staff from Family Living took the honours. Resident, Brenda Stokes, herself winner of the Best Costume Award was clearly delighted to collect the prize on behalf of her fellow residents and staff in Family Living.
Following the prize giving, games were organised including a musical mix of “spooky tunes”. Everyone could be heard laughing at the staff’s dire attempts at singing and dancing to the Monster Mash. Everyone enjoyed a witch’s brew whilst munching on Halloween themed cakes and biscuits. What Spook-ta-cular fun for all.