Twenty-five Madera families moved along a “live” Candy Land board throughout the Madera County Library on Friday night as part of the library’s summer reading program, which encourages kids to keep reading throughout the summer.
Madera County librarian Ellen Mester called the event a “sweet success” as the families met Mr. Mint, Princess Lolly, Queen Frostine, Lord Licorice, Grandma Nutt, and Jolly along the way to King Kandy’s castle, where they received their tasty treats of candy, grapes, and cheese.
Because the game took about an hour from start to finish, each family had reserved their starting time slot in advance. This prevented congestion on the game board and allowed everyone ample time to play the game in a relaxed manner.
At each spin of the dial, individual families working together as a team advanced their gingerbread man to the color on the spinner where they would then have to find the answer to a question or perform a task on that color...