Tales of frightening woe and terror
Children at the Halloween Party hosted by the Heathsville Library this past Friday were treated to tricks and treats as they were read scary stories by a number of dressed up characters, enjoyed dancing and ate scrumptious sweets.
Witches, ghouls, bat women and other haunts were all over the Northumberland Public Library Friday for a children’s Halloween Party.
Nobody kept a close count but about 70 children and their parents filled the place up and visited a graveyard with a witch and ghoul in it, a gypsy fortune teller, a Ghostbuster and a bat cave.
In the graveyard a witch told the kids a tale of woe and had them spellbound until a rat raced across the wall and the ghoul groaned. That broke the spell as the kids ‑ and maybe some parents ‑ shrieked and ducked.
After everybody had visited the four spook sites, they gathered in the library’s meeting room for refreshments and dancing to “The Monster Mash.”
“The parents loved it,” Children’s Librarian Jan Bates, who’d portrayed the main witch, said.
Kate Goodrow played the Bat Woman in the Bat Cave and Destiny Booth was the fortune teller. Story teller Josh McKinley, decked out in a Ghostbuster suit, read tales to the children.
Bates said that the party was one of the monthly events she is arranging for young library patrons. Movie nights, one for elementary school youngsters and another for teenagers are coming up, she noted.