We want to thank the North Eastern Ohio Education Association for the lengthy article and photos in their Nov/Dec, 2001 News and Views. Two of the Poipus Puppets, Ellie and Vacuum were on display at the McDonough Museum of Art for NEOEA Day, October 12, 2001 when they caught the attention of the NEOEA photographer and publication editor, Rebecca Tarantine.
Not to be outdone, two of the other Poipus characters made an appearance at the “Christmas at the Lake” Craft Show in Lake Milton, Ohio on December 8, 2001. The children who attended the craft show were astonished and delighted with the puppets. A variety of products promoting We Have Poipus! were for sale at the craft show as well as free handouts. There were individual original holiday greeting cards by Michelle M., a 6th grader from Youngstown City Schools. These cards were also for sale packaged with art supplies for coloring or painting. CD’s and audio cassette tapes of the sound track were made available for the first time.