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Students to host area preschoolers for puppet shows

4/22/2009 —

Members of theatre classes at Penn State Mont Alto will entertain preschool students from the Waynesboro YMCA on Wednesday, April 29th.  About 60 children and their parents have been invited to learn about numbers, colors, manners and more through the medium of puppetry.

The preschoolers will arrive on campus at 11:15 a.m. for lunch on the lawn.  Penn State Mont Alto Academic Affairs Director Dr. Francis Achampong will read one of his stories to the children before the shows begin at 12 p.m. in the auditorium (General Studies Building).
“I think it’s very good for children to see older kids set a good example,” says Mont Alto student Molly Stewart whose puppet show will focus on manners and sharing.  Student Miracle Reese added, “It’s nice to be able to reach out to children.”  In addition to this event, theatre professor Dr. Nancy Funk says her students will also present puppet shows and skits at the Pediatric Health Fair this Saturday, April 25th from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on campus.

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