On Oct. 5, a mischievous group of villains hatched a dastardly plan to ruin the Hartsburg Pumpkin Festival.
Creepy the Ghost would bring a host of bats to wreak havoc; the vampire, Vampyra, would summon a rainstorm with a magical spell; and the ghost, Berry Boo, would hog the hayride by loading it up with all of his ghostly friends.
That same day, the young members of the Boys Writers Club at Ridgeway Elementary School got wind of the misdeeds. Principal Ben Tilley handed each an envelope, its contents revealing a villain’s plan. The boys’ mission was to summarize those plans and dream how to foil the wretched ghosts and ghouls.
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– Danny Ramey