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Harker Heights Evening Star
Harker Heights Evening Star

May the Fourth be with you

May the Fourth be with you

By Lindsay Starr Platt, Harker Heights Evening Star

“May the Fourth be with You” was celebrated a little earlier this year on Saturday, May 2nd at the Harker Heights Library. “May the Fourth” is the unofficial holiday that celebrates all things Star Wars every year on May 4th. Children and parents had the chance to come the library, dressed in costume and play games and enjoy refreshments, all with a Star Wars theme.
“My son is having a great time, he loves Star Wars,” said Margaret Baczik, Killeen resident. “We came here last year and he just loves it.”

“This is the second year that we have held a Star Wars Day event! This event included a variety of activities revolving around the Star Wars theme. We had themed snacks from the light side and the dark side, a photo op area, Lego building area, Wii Star Wars Lego games, Light saber making, puzzles, trivia, movies, and more!” said Lisa Youngblood, director, Harker Heights library. “Every year we have Jedi Training sessions in which children learn to use their sabers. New this year was a Jedi Force Training activity in which participants used Beta brainwaves to turn on a fan that would lift a ball in the air.”

Attendees to the event had the chance to make “light sabers” from cardboard tubes and construction paper. After making the “light sabers” an arena was set up where the could practice and hone their intergalactic fighting skills.

“Our attendees seemed to have a wonderful day. This is an event in which the whole family can participate and enjoy. I was excited to see parents making lightsabers and playing with their kids in the training arena!” commented Youngblood.

“Come to the Dark Side, we have cookies” was written on a marquee at the refreshments table and another refreshments table was set up with “Light side” treats, to appeal to those attending the event.

“Programs such as this encourage patrons to use the Library and its resources. Staff members gathered and displayed Star Wars related books, movies, and graphic novels. We were pleased that so many of these titles were checked out on the spot!” said Youngblood.

“This is great, a chance to let your inner geek out,” said Sean Howard, Harker Heights resident.

“It’s amazing. A great way to get the community together. We are lucky to have this in our area, and I will be coming back more often,” said Manny Marenco, Harker Heights resident.
This weekend the Harker Heights Library will have a Mother’s Day card making on Saturday, May 9 at 11:00 am and a Mother’s Day Tea Party at 3:00 p.m.

Available online is the new “Power Up Read Summer Reading Club” program schedules.

“There is something for everyone at the library all summer long!” commented Youngblood.


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