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Giant Puppets, The Wall Street Journal and Kids art Day

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Last night was a productive night at the Museum. Bill and Cindy Reitvelt were accompanied by Bill Layman and a number of Wenatchee’s fine youth who were all there to work on the Giant Puppet Project for the upcoming Apple Blossom Grand Parade. The heads and hands are all getting there second and third and in some cases fourth layer of paper mache. Cindy who came to work on the puppets straight from the Board Meeting in which they were making plans for this years Icicle Prize up in Leavenworth. This year all the art for the Icicle prize is to be created from some sort of recycled material….hmmm what kind of stuff do I have lying around that I could make something out of. Well there is time to think on that. The submissions will be sometime this summer and the prizes awarded in September from what Cindy could tell us. Bill Reitvelt was proud of the fact that the Wall Street Journal has picked up on our little project here of making very big puppets. And, all the museum staff from he said were very pleased with turnout for the Awards Gala and Silent auction that happened Saturday night. As of course we all are very happy for Community Activist/Artist Ruth Allan who received the Wenatchee Valley Living treasure Award. And, on another note, this Saturday will be the first ever Kids Arts Day at the Museum. Kids will have ten different activities from which to choose from making a fruit sculpture to a Picasso cubist mask. Sherry Schreck will lead kids in other games and activities as well. At 1:pm there will be a performance by the Ugandan Orphans Choir. The whole event runs from 10am to 4pm. What a great all around experience for the kids, and adults for that matter, who get to the museum this Saturday.