By Kay Raypholtz – THE VILLAGE REPORTER
Tons of fun was to be had in Pioneer, Ohio, on Friday, October 25, 2013, at the local library during its annual Halloween Party. Formerly known as the Freaky Fall Fest, the party featured a relay race that through an obstacle course carrying a plastic spider on a spoon, a search through the stacks of books for bones, crafts, a photo booth, a freeze-dance outside, and snacks. A total of about 40 enthusiastic costumed children attended the event. Miss Pioneer, Junior Miss Pioneer, and Little Miss Pioneer helped out during the festivities. Librarian Rose King said that they hold the event so that the area youngsters can “just have fun.” From the looks on the faces of all the excited children, this goal was definitely achieved.
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LITTLE MERMAID … Mermaid Dakota Schmeister holds a purple spider in her spoon for the relay race as Tiger Sophie Eustace waits her turn.
A STICKY SITUATION … Cheyanne Keller makes her way through the obstacle course during the Spider Relay Race
SUPERHEROES! … This trio of young men were excited to get their picture taken. Fireman Alexander Flores, Ninja Colton Morgan, and Policeman Isaiah Weed smile for the camera.
LOCAL ROYALTY … Junior Miss Pioneer Emily Eustace poses for a picture in the photo booth.
CUTE LITTLE LADYBUG … Little Ladybug Layna Schrom was a bit too tiny to participate, but she still had fun during the party.
HEAR ME ROAR! … Dragon Charlie Schrom shows us how to roar!
EVERYBODY FREEZE! … The youngsters braved the chilly temperatures to play the appropriately titled Halloween Freeze Dance.
CRAFTY BUNCH … The children also made crafts during the party. From left to right are: Zach Secord, Evan Livengood, Makana Swindell, Emily Eustace, Paige Oxender, Sophie Eustace (partially hidden), and Mario Marmolejo.