Deniliquin CBD was overrun with trick or treaters on Wednesday where children roamed the streets in their Halloween inspired outfits as a part of the free community event ‘Mental health ... it’s not as scary as you think!’.
It’s safe to say the success of the event was a standout with about 400 people showing up in flocks with their friends and family.
Following a trail of orange and white stencilled pumpkins along the foot path of Napier and Cressy Sts, children visited over 40 selected shops to Trick or Treat, finishing up at the Multi Arts Centre for the main festivities in the Waring Gardens.
Live music from The North Westers was a hit with the crowd, creating the ambiance of the evening while everyone enjoyed the free barbecue put on by Rotary, face painting and posed in the spooky photo booth.
The message of mental health wasn’t lost amongst all the costumes with 30 graves set in the stigma graveyard, 144 mental health myths busted, 400 stress balls made and the affirmation tree covered.
Deniliquin Community Mental Health would like to thank everyone who dressed up and supported their awareness campaign.