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  • Library hosts Valentine Tea Party

  • Who would have suspected that intrepid crime fighter Batman loves pink lemonade?



    That surprise came out Wednesday during the annual Pittsburg Public Library valentine tea party. The tea was, in fact, pink lemonade, and Marshall Feagan, 5, especially enjoyed it.

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  • Who would have suspected that intrepid crime fighter Batman loves pink lemonade?
    That surprise came out Wednesday during the annual Pittsburg Public Library valentine tea party. The tea was, in fact, pink lemonade, and Marshall Feagan, 5, especially enjoyed it.
    “This is our first tea party and Marshall wanted to come dressed as Batman,” said mom Amie Feagan as she left in search of more pink lemonade for the tiny teapot her son had drained.
    Twin sister Hailie Feagan chose a rainbow colored skirt and a bright flower crown.
    “She’s a flower princess,” Feagan said. “We came with their cousin, and they’re all very excited.”
    Library staff also dressed up for the occasion, including employee Dillon Beech who wore a pastel leisure suit and a hat with a peacock feather.
    “This suit has been my Halloween costume for the last three years and I thought it might be special enough to wear for the tea party,” he said.
    Children’s librarian Gail Sheppard wore a long gown, a red feather boa and a very interesting hat.
    “What can I say? The hat spoke to me,” she said.
    Sheppard said that the valentine tea is an extremely popular event that the library has been hosting for at least the past 12 years.
    “This is one of the few events that we ask them to sign up for, because were limited on the number of seats and tea sets,” she said. “We had to go to having this on two nights so that more children can attend.”
    There will be a repeat tea party today, but Sheppard regretfully said it’s booked full.
    “I’d go through fire to get more children in because I hate to tell anybody they can’t come, but there comes a time when you just can’t work in any more,” she said.
    The event started with youngsters walking in on red carpet and having their photos taken.
    “We put the photos on Facebook, or if somebody doesn’t have Facebook, we can e-mail them,” Sheppard said.
    Then came a puppet show called “The Halloween Kiss,” in which Boris wishes that Karen would be his valentine. The valentine fairy shows up and tells him the magic words to make his wish come true. Boris gets the words wrong, and turns the poor girl into a cat, cow, frog and monkey before he finally gets it right.
    After dancing the Hokey-Pokey and the Chicken Dance, party guests went into the library meeting room for the pink lemonade and snacks. Red and  pink balloons hung from the ceiling, and youngsters were able to take home a balloon and a bag with even more treats.
    Page 2 of 2 - “We’ll see if they have room for dinner now,” said Chelsea Peck, mother of party gueset Finley Peak, 2.
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