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Mamaroneck Spooktacular Draws Archie Comics

MAMARONECK, N.Y. -- The ghosts, ghouls and goblins won't be the only characters floating around Sunday's Spooktacular 2011, with Archie Comics rolling into Mamaroneck.

The Mamaroneck-based company has been on a national literacy tour that touched 16 states, said Nancy Silberkleit, co-CEO of Archie Comics. The last stop will be Sunday, when they will give out their famous comic books from 2:45 to 6 p.m. at the "Tricks and Treats Kids Korner".

"Today we need kids to be creative thinkers," said Silberkleit, who taught in New Jersey public schools for 20 years. "The power of the graphic novel taps into the creative thinker as it engages the reader by the graphics causing you to add more to the text and expand on the story line."

The annual Spooktacular begins with the window painting at 11:30 a.m., followed by the costume parade for children and pets from 2:30 to 3 p.m. The Tricks and Treats Kids Korner will be held in the Christian Science Reading Room parking lot from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., where Archie comic books will be available.

"We have seen kids in our travels across the country that have said Archie had been their first reading experience," Silberkleit added, "and from that they developed their love for reading."

The ever-popular Haunted House in the old Hook and Ladder Firehouse will be from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., and the Westchester Sandbox Theatre will perform at 6 p.m.

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