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Halloween Comes Early In Yarraman

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The Heritage House team of Val Page, Betty Miller, Judith Gray, Helene Johnson and Ruth Jennings ran the bar, the kitchen and the table service ... but were those X-Ray Specs they were wearing?

October 31, 2017

They may have been a few days early, but that didn’t stop the Yarraman Historical Society celebrating Halloween last Friday night.

The Society turned their monthly dinner at Heritage House into a celebration of all things spooky and set the tables for more than 40 guests, many of whom dressed specially for the occasion.

There were witches aplenty at the bar – along with the odd vampire, ghoul and lost soul – and many of those wearing masks kept them on until dinner was served.

The Historical Society’s volunteers had worked overtime to decorate Heritage House’s dining hall for the occasion.

The walls were adorned with fluorescent skeletons, miniature witches on broomsticks and an odd 3D portrait of what looked like two female vampires deep in conversation.

While the Society’s “kitchen witches” kept themselves busy brewing up dreamy food, guests got to relax to an upbeat mix of toe-tapping music provided by Sue McInnes.

Naturally, some guests warily checked under the tablecloths, behind their seats and around doors to make certain there were no hobgoblins lurking about.

But at the end of the night a head-count showed no one had been taken in the interval between mains and dessert.

And hopefully, none fell victim to zombies as they wended their way back home.

The Society holds more normal dinners on the fourth Friday of each month as a fundraiser to help meet Heritage House’s running costs.

For a small fee, guests at these licensed functions get to enjoy a main and a dessert, plus live music and good company.

The monthly dinners kick off at 6:00pm, but to help plan the catering you’ll need to phone (07) 4163-8111 to make a booking beforehand.

Bev Profke dressed as a traditional witch, while Marg Clarke opted for a more bewitching look

Tom Clarke may have had a rough day at the dentist, but it only served to whet his appetite

Ken Randall dressed to kill in a stylish leather jacket, complete with a matching vampire cape

Guests at the Halloween Dinner got to sit next to some very unusual dinner companions ...

... who quickly transformed into fun people like Deniece Martin as the evening wore on

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