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Library to hold Howl-a-Palooza

Young witches and goblins, along with their families, are invited to Mathews Memorial Library’s annual Howl-a-Palooza party, beginning at 3 p.m. Saturday at the library. The party will feature something for all ages, said library director Bette Dillehay, including stories, a library scavenger hunt, games, and decorating a treat bag.

The party will be followed by the Main Street Trick-or-Treat Parade, scheduled for 4 p.m. It will begin on the steps of the Mathews County Visitor and Information Center.

Dillehay said there is still time to grab a pumpkin at the library and take it home to create an entry for the party in one of the four categories—scariest, funniest, most creative, and People’s Choice for the Jack O’Lantern carving contest. Pumpkins should be delivered to the library no later than Friday, she said. Winners will be announced at the party.

Local merchants are also part of the celebration. Shoppers are encouraged to pick “Witch” window ...

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