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Callie Bauer, 6, peaks through streamers in anticipation of her search for King Kandy, the lost king of Candy Land. Tom Russo / Daily Reporter

Wearing their own gingerbread hats, Parents got into the fun along with their kids during Thursday%u2019s life-size %u201CCandy Land%u201D game at the Hancock County Public Library. The library%u2019s Community Room was turned into a version of the children%u2019s board game Thursday afternoon. Tom Russo / Daily Reporter

GREENFIELD — Children and parents spent a frosty Thursday afternoon walking through a candy wonderland.

The Hancock County Public Library played host to its first life-sized “Candy Land” game for families trying to curb the winter blues in the final days of the holiday break. With a stroll through Lollipop Woods, Plum Orchard, Peppermint Forest and the Chocolate Swamp, participants competed to be the first to reach Candy Castle in a real-life version of the iconic board game that’s been a family favorite for 65 years.

Library staff worked on hand-crafted props for the game off and on over the past three months. And while the snowy weather deterred some from joining in, participants were grateful for their sweet reward at the end of the game: candy, of course.


––Maribeth Vaughn

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