Kids on the Block teach understanding, acceptance

The Kids on the Block puppet troupe have recently performed shows for both West Iron and Forest Park elementary school students. The troupe is comprised of disabled and non-disabled puppets designed to foster an understanding and acceptance of differences among students. The style of puppetry used is based on a Japanese-style puppetry called Bunraku. Puppeteers included: Avery Bociek, Autumn Carter, Samantha Herman, Ellie Holroyd, Josiah Holroyd, Adrianna Howell, McKenna Kegley, Spencer Kegley, Jalynn Mattson, Marly Mattson, Nick Mattson, Faith Nelson, James Swanson, Sydney Timbrook and Zoe Waters.