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November 14, 2019

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Hocus Pocus...it's October 31st

Happy Halloween

By Monty Siekerman
Today is Halloween in most parts of the nation, but in Ohio local authorities decide when to have trick or treat. Ada had three major events last week in observance of Halloween. But the folks at the Ada Public Library want to wish you Happy Halloween on the REAL date...today, the 31st.

On Monday, those who attended a special program at the library received a paper sack as they entered the darkened meeting room.  The sack contained a rats tail and other ghoulish items, so they were told. Spider rings, nasal strips, plastic eyeballs and bones were included in the small sack. It was all part of a party for 6-12th graders.

The party included the showing of the 1993 film “Hocus Pocus.” It’s an interactive movie whereby moviegoers act out scenes as they are shown. They might eat the red candy eyeball, drink a pouch of potion (apple juice), or say “oooooooohhhhh!!” There was dancing, singing, and snacks.

Photo: Winifred Sanderson with her Spell Book from the movie “Hocus Pocus.” Winifred (a.k.a. Natalie Walton, Ada Public Library youth services director) appeared at a library party for teenagers.