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Competitions & Disco Fun at Morayfield
There is nothing like traditions and Halloween is one of those traditions we Australians have adopted from our American cousins to give our children fun and delight as they trick or treat themselves around their neighbourhood.
On Tuesday night 31st October 2017, Bunnings Warehouse at Morayfield is hosting a free Halloween Disco Family Night. There will be a free sausage sizzle and cold drinks along with craft workshops, fun Halloween games, face painting, fairy floss and snow cones. A competition for the best-dressed costume will be sure to please the children with adults encouraged to have fun in dressing up as well.
Although Bunnings has become a household name, many may not know the history behind the early beginnings. In 1886, two brothers, Arthur & Robert Bunning, arrived in Western Australia and formed the company Bunning Bros Pty Ltd, where they purchased their first sawmill. By 1952 Bunnings had expanded their Western Australian market by adding building supplies to their existing timber business and became a public company. This company became the leading supplier of hardwoods to the construction industry in that state.
Bunnings Bros Store (Photo courtesy of Bunnings Website)
In 1989 the company decided to expand their operation and acquired Alco Handyman with the goal of increasing the exposure to the do-it-yourself handyman and builder. From there they went on to purchase McEwans Ltd in Victoria and South Australia, which enabled their further expansion to the East Coast.
In 1994 Bunnings opened their first warehouse in Melbourne with Westfarmers owning 100% of the company. Further growth developed in 2001 when Bunnings acquired the BBC Hardware network, which included stores in both Australia and New Zealand. This was their first step into the international market. The most recent acquisition was in 2016 when they purchased Homebase network in the United Kingdom and Ireland. The first Bunnings store to open in the United Kingdom was in St Albans, Hertfordshire.
Meeting people at Bunnings (Photo courtesy of Bunnings Website)
Being very community-minded, Bunnings is committed to supporting local events, charities, regional and national causes in each of the areas in which they operate. They offer a wide range of local support to schools and kindergartens, sporting groups, service clubs, community groups that support the disadvantaged, local health and wellbeing, junior community groups such as Scouts and Girl Guides.
Why not join Bunnings at Morayfield on Tuesday 31st October to celebrate Halloween and enjoy a fun-filled night with your family?