Hundreds enjoy ‘Despicable Palooza’

Five-year-old Melissa Torres of Salem works on her slime project. (Salem News photo by J.D. Creer)
Four-year-old Liam Paynter of Salem enjoys a Minecraft activity featuring dozens of cardboards boxes. (Salem News photo by J.D. Creer)
The Marshall sisters of Salem including 5-year-old Eva, 2-year-old Hadley and 6-year-old Ruby had fun amid piles of cardboard boxes during a Minecraft activity. (Salem News photo by J.D. Creer)
Six-year-old Abriell Dowdy of Salem got to meet and greet the Minions. (Salem News photo by J.D. Creer)
Seven-year-old Sydney Webb of Salem poses with the Minions. (Salem News photo by J.D. Creer)
Five-year-old Abby Garrett of Salem pumps a plastic bottle full of air, causing it to propel with a loud whoosh. (Salem News photo by J.D. Creer)
Three-year-old Violet Salyers of Lowellville shows off her Minion craft. (Salem News photo by J.D. Creer)
Nine-year-old Sadie Cook of Salem gets her face painted by Cari Goodwin. (Salem News photo by J.D. Creer)

Smiling children were among the 500 people attending “Despicable Palooza” held Saturday at the Salem Public Library and Memorial Building. It was co-sponsored by the Salem Public Library and Salem Parks and Recreation as part of the popular “Go Wild in the Park” series. Minions were on hand for the gleeful children who enjoyed a variety of activities. Shown above, 6-year-old Addie Hill of Salem displays her Lego creation — and her kitty face painting. (Salem News photo by J.D. Creer)

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