A DENBIGHSHIRE town has thrown itself into the spirit of Halloween with gusto.

To help more than £240 for both Ysgol Y Castell and next year's National Eisteddfod in Denbigh, 27 houses in Rhuddlan offered up amazing creations on their doorsteps for the town's Scarecrow Festival at the town's community centre on Saturday, October 19.

Clinching the top spot was a scene featuring Doctor Who, a TARDIS and a scary scarecrow with 50 votes, earning the winners Eleri and Lowri Hughes of Princes Road an award from, the town's mayor cllr Arwel Roberts. Coming in second with 25 votes were two minions from the Despicable Me franchise by Ysgol Y Castell pupils Amelia and William Margett with 25 votes, and Mario and Luigi by Karina Roberts on Clwyd Avenue in third with 22 votes.

Festival organiser Tracey Kerfoot said: "We decided to bring the festival back for the first time in five years to encourage community spirit as well as a fundraiser.

"I'm very impressed with everyone's artistic ability and very please with the amount of people who got involved.

"We've raised £240 and counting and it made the town look great, we're very much looking forward to next year."

Alongside crowning Rhuddlan's winning scarecrow, the event featured a raffle, face painting and homemade cakes as well as a pumpkin carving competition which was won by St Brigid's pupil Caitlyn Jones.

The school will also cake sale today and disco on Thursday 24 to continue raising funds.