The Force is Strong with Huntley

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The Force is Strong with Huntley

Yoda advises the guest to read books (T. Lopez)

Yoda advises the guest to read books (T. Lopez)

Yoda advises the guest to read books (T. Lopez)

Yoda advises the guest to read books (T. Lopez)

Tyler Lopez

Every child’s dream came true at the Huntley Public Library on a rather snowy and cold November night.

The entire library was decked from wall to floor in various pieces of Star War memorabilia, as over a hundred people poured in to partake in numerous games and activities, such as lightsaber training, R2-D2 bean bag toss and the Jedi photo op where your picture can be taken with the dastardly Darth Vader or the lovable Chewbacca.

All of which were loved by all, supplying kids with mounds of laughter. Dozens upon dozens of Stormtrooper helmets lined the hall, creating a literal walk down memory lane.

Prizes ranged from AMC gift cards to many impressively packed gifts bags that could be won through winning games, purchasing tickets or winning the costume contest.

Back in May, a similar event was held celebrating “May the Fourth”, the release date of the original Star Wars film. But, as the seventh film’s release is rapidly approaching, another celebration had to be held.

The turnout was spectacular, with children adorned in various characters, and teens and adults alike all amazed by the decor presented through the library. The notable Star Wars score played as families meandered from one game to the next, all the while showing their immense love and dedication to the space epic.

In the end, it doesn’t matter how old or young we may be, because we all look back on the fond memories of the past, most of which being when we are just children.

 

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