You may have already heard or seen on the What’s on in Cheam (WOIC) Facebook page, but we are planning a special event for Cheam Village for Halloween. This came about when Lucy who runs the WOIC page approached a few of us – Sarah in Stitches, Sam in Greensleaves, Georgina in GiGi’s and Suzanne in Tasha’s Tearoom suggesting getting together to boost the profile of the Village.
The Cheam Scream is planned for Friday 28 October between 2 and 5pm. The aim is to bring people into the Village to encourage more customers into our shops and as the 28th is the last day of half term week we hope to offer some safe family fun! We are not allowing any external stalls or participants as this is for the benefit of CHEAM SHOPKEEPERS only! We hope to create a fun atmosphere at minimal expense to the families and our businesses.
The current plan is for families to start at Stitches in Mulgrave Road where they will make a small donation for a fabric trick or treat bag which they may also choose to decorate. They will be handed a map with a route into the Village and they will then have to spot which shops are taking part in the event and these shops will have sweets available for the trick or treat bags. There will also be a word puzzle to solve by finding the letters on laminated pumpkins!
The point of this note is to ask whether you would be happy to participate in Cheam Scream. This would involve the following:
– we will provide a poster for you to display to advertise the event
– we will provide a laminated pumpkin for you to place in your window in the week leading up to the 28th to show that you are participating on the day
– you will create a Halloween themed window display
– between 2 and 5pm on 28th October you will welcome your Halloween guests and hand out treats. (we are aiming to get some sweets donated by the supermarkets if possible so will supply these to you)
There will be a prize giving just before 5pm at GiGis for the best dressed child in 2 age categories and also a prize for the Shop with the best dressed window!
We are hoping that even if you do not want children visiting your shop you may be able to add a spooky touch or two to your window to give the Village a nice Halloween feel!
Please let us know by 19 Sept if you are happy to join in with this community event by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org If you have any questions please either e-mail or approach any of us.
With best wishes
The Witches of Cheam!