All manner of goblins and ghouls will be out in force for one of the best Halloween celebrations ever at Stockland’s Augustine Heights community on Wednesday, 31 October, from 4pm to 7.30pm.
Organised by the Augustine Heights Neighbourhood Watch, hundreds of people are expected to get into the spirit of the event, with Jane Gorry Park at Patricius Place providing a “rest stop’’ for families taking a break from the trick or treating throughout the evening.
David Laner, Acting Queensland General Manager for Residential Communities at Stockland, said that Augustine Heights had become a great destination for Halloween fun in recent years, exemplifying Stockland’s focus on building strong, connected communities.
“It is testament to the sense of community spirit in Augustine Heights that so many people get behind these celebrations,’’ Mr Laner said.
"Stockland is committed to building vibrant communities, and an essential part of that is providing the amenities to foster an active lifestyle to bring people together.’’
Christopher Trace, Area Co-ordinator of Neighbourhood Watch, said the local celebrations also attracted people from surrounding areas.
“We will have a gold coin sausage sizzle and coffee van in Jane Gorry Park for the grown-ups, and there will be plenty of glow sticks and candy for trick or treaters to enjoy as well as some live acoustic music,” Mr Trace said.
“My wife and I start preparing bags of candy to hand out usually around August. Last year we gave out 450 to 500 bags to trick or treaters and ran out. In the past we have decorated the house with themes such as A Mid-Summer Night’s Dream and Steampunk but this year our focus is on building awareness of the Neighbourhood Watch. I think Halloween has become so popular here because there is a great community atmosphere and it is also a safe neighbourhood and the Neighbourhood Watch forms an important part of that.’’