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Boys win with tallest spaghetti building

Dalton Dicks, left, and Sage Cauley built a structure using only spaghetti and miniature marshmallows, Tuesday at the Great Bend Public Library. They won a construction contest with the tallest structure.

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Teens continue to enjoy science-themed activities during the Great Bend Public Library’s “Spark a Reaction” summer program. On Tuesday, two boys and two girls showed up at the library’s Teen Spot for a building contest using spaghetti and miniature marshmallows.
Young Adult Librarian Jennifer King said attendance at summer activities has been strong but did drop off this week as triple-digit temperatures returned. There is something for teens — which includes anyone in grades 7-12 — almost every day that the library is open.
Tuesday’s challenge was to build the tallest spaghetti tower in 30 minutes. Teens chose their ...

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