There were plenty of frightful faces about Donegal this weekend, and the entrants of our DD Halloween costume competition were some of the scariest.Handmade horror costumes and artful face-painting featured among the clever creations from young and old as they competed for a €50 prize voucher for Arena 7 Letterkenny.It was a truly fearsome family who took the prize – Michelle Sibbald’s Addams family tribute is the winner! The black and white photo is a very creepy sight indeed, and there’s nothing more menacing than a mini Uncle Fester. Congratulations to the Sibbald family, who take home a €50 Arena 7 voucher to be used in any part of the Letterkenny entertainment complex – from the Wood Berry Grill Bar & Restaurant to Bowling World to Wayne’s World Adventure Centre.Thanks to Arena 7 for the brilliant prize and well done to all who took part. DD Competition: Ghastly winners revealed was last modified: November 1st, 2016 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)
More than 50 people gathered at Esther Short Park on Saturday evening for a candlelight vigil to honor Clayton Joseph, the 16-year-old boy who was shot and killed by a Vancouver police officer on Tuesday.Joseph was shot when the officer responded to a report of a disturbance outside of an apartment complex on Southeast Ellsworth Road. Vancouver police say the teen brandished a knife before he was shot.Members of Joseph’s family were not present at the vigil. Multiple attendees described it as an impromptu gathering that arose from discussions among Vancouver residents, and word of the event spread through friends and on social media.About a half dozen attendees spoke about Joseph and the circumstances of his death and the impact of the news on Vancouver’s communities of color, but most simply expressed solidarity and support for the family. “This is not a platform to push any agenda except for the one to love each other,” one speaker said.
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