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Contributions payable to:
We Have Poipus!
Mail to:
P.O. Box 303
Canfield, Ohio 44406

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Jo Jo’s Trucker Store at Truck World Truck Stop in Hubbard, Ohio generously donated four load locks to be used when transporting the Puppets!  These have a total value of $120.  Thank you!

Lego Education North America  gave us a 40% discount on the purchase of servos and other items needed to make the arms of the puppets work robotically. This was a savings of  $2280 in October 2010! Thank you!

Board of Mahoning County Commissioners

Thank you for the “Green Team Grants” of $1360 in 2006, $2583 in 2007 and $514 in 2009!

General Motors of Lordstown, Ohio  donated $1000.
We received $500 in 2001 and another $500 in August 2002.
Our sincere thanks for your continued support!

West Elementary P.T.O.
Thank you for your generous donation of $500!

Youngstown City Schools provided $800.
Thank you very much!


Local 1714
Thank you for your donation of $50

Mary Jennings
Thank you for your donation of $20

Time and Talent Donations:

We wholeheartedly thank the following parents, teachers and their students for their help in making the puppets and scenery:

Mary Ann Allgood
Cathryn Burke
Mary DeMarc
Anita Groubert
Tresa Kurz-Hedrich
Nora Lewis
Becky Meredith
Linda Smith
Judith Szabo
Leonard Williams

Thank you to Marcia Miot for directing the choir and to her wonderful singers.

A Special Thanks to all the children and those very patient parents for all their support!

Thank you to the following for their clerical assistance:

Fran Blevins
Pauline Hruby
Karen Jones
Mary Ann Kalinich

Friends who helped with various programs:

Kelly Burke
Agnes Campanale
Linda Cuculic
Joan Doll
Janet Donofrio
Rita Herchik
Pauline Hruby
Sylvia Janosov
Fran Kachmar
Louise Kilar
Tresa Kurz-Hedrich
Nonie McDevitt
Becky Meredith
Sharon Ragan
Linda Smith
Joyce Swierz
Anita Weinstock
Patricia Whorten

The following businesses made contributions of materials and supplies:

Carter Lumber of Boardman, Ohio
Moss Brothers of Austintown, Ohio
Star Supply of Youngstown, Ohio
Walmart of Austintown, Ohio

Donations of Professional Services:

Mark Robinson, Carrie Sinkele and Kevin Sinkele advised and assisted in making the puppets robotic.

Nick Kachmar and Carrie Sinkele gave expert programming advice for robotics.

Thank you to Rik Willmitch for arranging all the songs.

We Have Poipus! was recorded and produced by RIXMIX Sound Ideas, Youngstown, Ohio

Western Reserve Transit Authority provided trolley transportation to the recording studio.

YWCA in Youngstown, Ohio  allowed us to work with children and provided a facility for summer work on the puppets.

Attorney Robert Lev provided legal counsel.