Families gobble up early Thanksgiving activity

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Neighbors | Alexis Bartolomucci .Siblings at the Charlie Brown Thanksgiving program at the Poland library on Nov. 19 sat in the Psychiatric Help prop.

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Neighbors | Alexis Bartolomucci.Catie sat in Snoopy's dog house at the Poland library's Charlie Brown Thanksgiving program on Nov. 19.

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Neighbors | Alexis Bartolomucci.One of the girls at the Charlie Brown Thanksgiving program on Nov. 19 at the Poland library tried to put a football inside the field goal blindfolded.

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Neighbors | Alexis Bartolomucci.Zachary sat at the Lucy Psychiatric Help prop at the Charlie Brown Thanksgiving program on Nov. 19 at the Poland library.

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Neighbors | Alexis Bartolomucci.Caroline Medvec worked on coloring her Charlie Brown craft during the Poland library's Charlie Brown Thanksgiving program on Nov. 19.

By ALEXIS BARTOLOMUCCI

abartolomucci@vindy.com

The Poland library celebrated a Charlie Brown Thanksgiving on Nov. 19 for children and their families.

The afternoon was filled with snacks, games and the “Charlie Brown Thanksgiving” story. The snacks were based off what Charlie Brown and his friends ate during their own Thanksgiving. There were jelly beans, toast, popcorn, pretzels and ice cream.

Around 50 children showed up with their family members to take part in the special Thanksgiving event. After the story was read, the guests ate before they got to the different activities.

The activities included ping pong, making a craft, a matching game, a place the football in the field goal game blindfolded and several others. Two of the favorite things at the event were the Snoopy doghouse and the Psychiatric Help stand that the character Lucy runs in the show. Children liked to get inside of the props and get their picture taken.

Poland youth librarian Annette Ahrens organized the program with the help of fellow librarian Jen Kuczek. Neither Ahrens nor Kuczek did not expect such a large outcome, but were happy with the amount of people who showed up.

The next holiday program the Poland library will be hosting is on Dec. 20 and will consist of decorating gingerbread houses.

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