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Library thanks literary specters


November 9, 2017

The Haines Library would like to thank all those who made its first Literary Haunted House a huge success. Friends of the Library donated funds to the cause. Darcee Messano altered reality with her awesome makeup talent. Annette Smith was helpful to the point of lending items out of her own home, along with LCCP props and costumes. Our breathing readers ignored the specters to the point of causing identity crises; and our specters did such a good job we feel compelled to assure everyone Cherri Price, Aurora and Brandt Alten-Huber, and Lorrie Dudzik are still amongst the living. The sound man, Joe Aultman-Moore, managed to hit his cues, despite technical challenges. The Guide’s Assistant, Maddox Rogers, demonstrated unexpected crowd-control skills.

Kudos to the cast: our tragic Frankenstein’s Monster, Jon Graves (voiced by Wendel Hales); the charming and terrifying Dracula, Jono Greene; and the man who was NOT mad, Dave Routh, whose stellar appearances amused and touched visitors.

Sometimes a director becomes so focused on what she wants, she forgets to tell her performers how convincing they are; this was the case with the Guides, Heather Lende and Lorrie Dudzik, who austerely guided over 140 visitors safely through the perilous realm, losing only one woman due to her own carelessness (name withheld pending notification of next of kin).

No event can be a success without attendees. Thank you to those who joined Tour Package #7; your trust in our Guides to keep you out unharmed is appreciated.

Haines Borough Public Library Staff


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