On October 12, 2007 the Green Team sponsored an NEOEA Day Re’fuse and Ref’use© 2007 Stewardship Workshop at the Brownlee Woods Library. Please view the details of the event here.
We had our first full performance of the We Have Poipus! play at West Elementary School.
We received a Green Team Grant of $1360 in 2006!
Art Contest in cooperation with General Motors.
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Students from Youngstown Schools will be doing a routine September 1, 2002 with Green Meanie, Leonardo Da Snozzio, Mousetrap, Fireball and Vacuum in the Gazebo outside the Fine Arts Building at the Canfield Fair. They will perform to the “We Have Poipus!” Song every 15 minutes between 4:00-6:00 p.m. There will also be a Poipus Puppet at the Fair in Educational Hall from August 28 to September 2 as part of The Steel Valley art Teachers Association display.
July 13 and 14, 2002
Five more of the latest puppets were on display in Bliss Hall, YSU for the 2nd Annual Tri-County Young Artists’ Expo sponsored by The Board of Mahoning County Commissioners. The characters that were on display for the Expo were: Leonardo Da Snozzio (30 years older), Mousetrap, Prudence (30 years older), Saturina and Venus. The younger version of Leonardo Da Snozzio was on display as part of the YSU Arts Fest Childrens’s Arts Festival on July 14.
After much fun-filled practice and brainstorming students from Youngstown’s West Elementary School developed and perfected the routine for the We Have Poipus! Song. There was a performance for West School as part of the Spring Music Program on May 30, 2002. The routine requires two students per puppet and a student director. About fifty students practiced and learned the routine and it was very hard to choose who to use for the performance. Since everyone couldn’t perform for the program, students who didn’t get a chance to perform later went room to room for a second performance. Performances were done with the students in full view operating the puppets without the rods and were very successful. The five puppets used were the ones that will actually perform the We Have Poipus! Song when the production is complete.
April 17, 2002
Mousetrap and Mr. Wheatbread were on display for the Annual “Kids and Community Breakfast” sponsored by Mahoning County Children Services. Over 200 professionals as well as children who are winners in a Child Abuse Prevention Poster Contest attend this Breakfast. The puppets were well received and will attend the Breakfast again next year!