Puppet performances are very well done

Register
May 27, 2014

 

The photo of the “Master Puppeteers” that appeared in the Sandusky Register May 25 sparked my interest.

I have seen, at various times, The Calvary Hallelujah Puppet Team, supported by the Calvary Baptist Church, present the ‘Good News’ In fact I was in the audience at Parkvue Health Care when this group came out to introduce themselves and interact with the residents and guests. I also had the opportunity to talk with Sherry MacKay, the Puppet Director. She has volunteered her time to the puppet ministry for over 24 years.

Sherry chooses the programs from children musicals, and does the choreographing with props for each show. The team is different every year, some new-bees, some veterans, and even some alumni. In years past they have had to create a junior high and a senior high team due to the amount of students who want to be involved. The students, all volunteers, are usually from 7th thru 12th grades of Edison, Margaretta, Perkins, Sandusky and Huron. Some students are home schooled. Each year has a different program that runs for about eight weeks. It is a three-month commitment, giving up every Sunday for a month to practice, and then performing for about eight weeks.

In 2014, among the places that the Puppet Team presented the musical “The Agape League” were Portland House, Viewpoint, Faith Baptist Community Center in Cleveland, The Lutheran Memorial Home, Parkvue Place, and Parkvue Health Care.

Past teams have performed at the Mall of America, Kalahari in the Dells, Mother’s Day Banquets and numerous Sunday School programs, and church services.

The Calvary Hallelujah Puppet Team has made a great contribution of joy, love, and happiness in the communities where they perform.

—Audrey Shafer
Sandusky