Game Fest at Igo

On Saturday, August 10, Igo teens hosted an event which vaguely included cherries, oranges, grapes, and ghosts. No, we weren’t eating various types of fruits and telling ghost stories. Instead, we wore multi-colored hats and pretended to eat dots. Before a competitive contest of let’s-see-who-can-keep-the-feather-in-the-air-the-longest, teens faced off in a grueling battle of “life sized Pac Man” that wasn’t really life sized at all. It was HUMAN SIZED. Teens competed a number of different challenges for prizes that ranged anywhere from a free cookie coupon from Jason’s Deli to a gift card to Barnes & Noble.

The game fest was held in the teen room at Igo Library, where video games and crafts like face painting, keychains, SUPERSMASH Bros, and mosaics, were scattered between different tables around the room. Kids from different libraries such as Cody,  Maverick, Semmes,  Parman,  and Great North West came to join in on the fantastical wonder of  Igo, and the teens from Cody even began working on the Rube Goldberg machine,  where they designed a not-so-high-tech machine that transferred a rolling ball from one end of the room to another. The project is still a work in progress, and they’re working to fix the problems that occurred during the fest.

By the end of the day, teens sulked home with smeared paint wiped across their faces, a heavy wallet full of cookie coupons to a sandwich shop, and bellies full of free, unhealthy ( but so tasty) pizza.   All in all, the game fest was a fun break from worrying about upcoming AP classes and a backpack full of essays and pencils.

Pictures are coming soon!!!

Abbie Boyer, 15 Igo Teen

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