Kirksville kids get a head start on collecting candy

Kids decorated treat bags to hold all of their goodies Wednesday evening.

The rainy weather didn't keep the kids in Kirksville from enjoying a few Halloween hijinks Wednesday night.

Children spent the evening making creepy crafts, racing in mummy marathons, and listening to spooky stories at the Adair County Library's Halloween party.

Truman State University's service fraternity, Alpha Phi Omega, hosted the party and gave the kids a head start on collecting some candy.

Tasty treats were up for grabs for pinning the eye on the monster, picking the perfect ghoul out of the pool or finishing first in the mummy marathon.

But fun wasn't the only focus of the evening.

â??I really hope it just like helps the kids have fun, learn a lot about reading and books and just about the library in general, that they know that they can come here and learn a lot,â?? said Megan Clayton, a member of Alpha Phi Omega.

Fall fun continues at the library this weekend. The Biomedical Sciences Club from A.T. Still University will have pumpkin catapulting on the library lawn Saturday afternoon at 2:00 p.m.