Head to Hope for Goodies, Goblins and Ghost Stories on Saturday

HOPE – Before haunted houses became fundraisers and slasher movies became blockbusters, Halloween was once observed with spooky stories told by the hearths of many homes.

After securing two professional story tellers, the town of Hope plans to revive those scary nights of Halloween Past during Saturday’s “Goodies, Goblins and Ghost Stories.”

“Storytelling is an old art form that predates everything we now associate with Halloween,” Hope Branch Library manager Dave Miller said. “While not strictly a Bartholomew County Library event, we’ve hired the story-tellers because the stories promote literacy and a love for language.”

The annual event will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday on the Hope Town Square.

While primarily for children sixth grade and younger, all ages are welcome to attend, Miller said.

Read more in Friday’s print edition of The Republic.

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Mark Webber is a reporter for The Republic. He can be reached at mwebber@therepublic.com or 812-379-5636.