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Carol Gammon marionette show 2
Marionette Show Tops Off Springville Reading Drive SPRINGVILLE Characters from the story of "Rumplestiltskin", walked right off of the pages of their book recently as Dr. LeRoy Wilcox and his marionette's performed for the children of Springville who participated in the summer reading program at the public library. All who came to the celebration recieved favors and refreshments, but those children who completed the reading requirements were given awards. One of the children, Carla Johnson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Boyd Johnson, was given a special award for completing all of the requirements twice this summer. According to Mrs. Melba Riching, who was in charge of this year's program each child in the younger groups had to read 140 books, and the older groups were required to complete three youth books. "This sounds like more reading for the little on," she said, but most of the books in that age group have only a few words per page," she explained. Mrs. Riching was assisted by Barbara Metcalf, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Metcalf, who was in charge of story hour twice a week which featured stories, films and craft activities. The marionettes, were all operated by young children, under direction of Dr. Wilcox. Kris Jorgensen, Marilee Sock's and Dr. Wilcox's four granddaughters, Lori, Norene, MaraLee Loveridge and Carol Gammon. Lori Wildox was the voice of queen, with other voices by Howard Wolsey, David Rencher and Gene Hill.