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Third Annual Monster Mash Baseball Bash at Little League Museum Scares Up Plenty of Thrills and Chills

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (Nov. 6, 2007) – Nearly 200 people, the majority of them children dressed in Halloween costumes, visited the third annual Monster Mash Baseball Bash sponsored by the Peter J. McGovern Little League Museum and Lycoming College’s Iota Mu chapter of Alpha Xi Delta sorority.

More than $150 was raised to benefit the First Book Foundation. A national non-profit organization, the First Book Foundation encourages children from low-income families to read by providing free books. The funds will be used locally.

“I am very pleased with the results, and it is a significant increase from last year,” Stephanie Ly, the sorority’s philanthropy chairwoman, said. “The Monster Mash was bustling and energetic, with many happy families.”

Ms. Ly said the youngsters were intrigued by the mad scientist, thrilled by the haunted house, enjoyed the crafts and excited by the activities and games. “The older children were more impressed by this year’s haunted house tour,” she said.

“The children had a great time and wonderful spirit,” Graceanne McGinnis, president of the sorority, said. “They were absolutely delightful to interact with. I loved playing artist to their imaginations while face painting.”

About 30 Alpha Xi Delta’s were on hand to kick off a fund and safe Halloween week.

Many volunteers, area restaurants and retailers helped make the Monster Mash a success. The donation of time or prizes helped offset the costs, and increase the contribution to First Books.
The Little League Museum is located at 525 Route 15 Highway, South Williamsport. The museum’s winter operation hours through May 26, 2008, are: Monday; Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, noon to 5 p.m.; and Sunday, noon to 4 p.m. Group tours are available by appointment on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Tickets are $5 for adults; $1.50 for children, ages 5 to 14; and $3 for those patrons 62 and older. Group rates are available for scheduled tours. In addition to tours, the museum also offers birthday parties and after-hours rentals. Additional information is available by contacting the museum at (570) 326-3607.

There were nearly 200 visitors to the Peter J. McGovern Little League Museum Monster Mash Baseball Bash co-sponsored by the Iota Mu chapter of Lycoming College’s Alpha Xi Delta sorority. The event held on Oct. 27, welcomed families to a night of fun and games that included ghouls, goblins and a haunted house. Pictured are two of the contest winners.