August 2009

Re’fuse and Ref’use at the 2009 Canfield Fair 

The Poipus Puppets will once again be at the Canfield Fair!
We will be in the Gazebo outside the Fine Arts Building on Sunday September 6, 2009 from 3:00 – 5:00 P.M.
There will be entertainment and a display of crafts made from recycled materials as well as hands-on craft activities to make and take.

Re’fuse and Ref’use © 2007 is a We Have Poipus! Stewardship Program that encourages No! to Drugs – Yes! to Green.

August 2007

Board of Mahoning County Commissioners
We received Green Team Grants of $1360 in 2006 and $2583 in 2007!
Thank you very much for your generous support!

Students did a performance for the Green Team and the Board of Mahoning County Commissioners.

June 2007

There was a full performance of the We Have Poipus play at McGuffey Elementary School including all props and scenery.

Students in the audience wore visor hats saying “Yes! to Green…No! to Drugs!” as well as green tee shirts.

We received a Green Team Grant of $2583 in 2007!

June 2006

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!

August 2002

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 2002

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.

May 2002

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.