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The short documentary Mr. Todd's Fancy had its premiere at this year's Sidewalk Film Festival. Avondale Library has been given permission to host a special screening of the11-minute film at the Forest Park/South Avondale Neighborhood Association community meeting on Tuesday, September 3, 6:30 p.m. The film will be first up on the agenda. Popcorn will be served.
For those not familiar with Miss Fancy the alcohol-loving elephant, she was the star attraction at the Avondale Zoo from 1913-1943. She formed a special bond with her handler, John Todd, and was kept busy entertaining local children—who would save their pennies to buy her treats—by giving them rides.