pumpkin carving

Residents celebrated through a pumpkin carving competition aimed to lift residents spirits at Green Grosvenor Park.

Those taking part in the competition created a range of displays, with a clear emphasis on Covid-themed pumpkins, wearing masks and visors.

Organiser, Keri Muldoon stated that one of the inspirations behind this event was the Covid-19 restrictions.

“I just thought it was a great way to give the community something to do, give something for the kids to do.

“With Halloween suspended because of Covid, this is a safe and friendly event, allowing families to have a happy Halloween.”

Covid-19 has certainly put a dampener on Halloween festivities.

This is because trick or treating was banned in Salford as Greater Manchester entered tier 3 restrictions.

Celebrating the Halloween tradition of going from door-to-door, breached the lockdown restrictions as it classified as mixing households.

Residents were grateful to Keri for ensuring they could still celebrate Halloween despite Covid restrictions.

Salford resident Ann Hudson entered the competition with her 8-year-old granddaughter Madison.

She stated she was happy that they could still celebrate the Halloween festivities with her community.

“It gets the kids involved, especially now trick or treating is banned. I am just happy Madison still got to do something fun for Halloween,

“It’s helping keep our community together and in good spirits through this tough time.”

One Comment

  1. Keri is an amazing person she has changed Salford for the best! And the carving comp my brother won it and he was so happy he won! Thank you ❤️

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