2016 Cultural Center 8th annual Puppet Pageant
   Supply, Volunteer, and Sponsor Request

The Puppet Pageant is a community theatre production and there are many ways to get involved!

Volunteer Opportunities:

  • Sewing: costumes
  • Carpentry: help with stilts, as needed


  • Help with younger children during workshops & rehearsals:
    • August 8-12 (Monday-Friday) 9am-noon
    • August 15-19 (Monday-Friday) 9am-noon
    • August 17 (Wednesday) 6-8 pm *evening rehearsal*
    • August 18 (Thursday) 6-8 pm *DRESS REHEARSAL*
    • August 19 (Friday) 5:30 CALL FOR PERFORMERS
                                     7:00 pm *PERFORMANCE*
  • Help with puppet & props building:
    • August 8, 10 (Monday, Wednesday) 6-8pm
    • August 15,16 (Monday, Tuesday) 6-8pm

Supplies Requested: Puppet Pageant.puppet faces.blue and white

  • Large pieces of white or solid color fabric – could be bedsheets
  • Bubble wrap
  • Clean single-ply cardboard (large boxes)
  • Newspaper
  • Brown paper bags
  • Plastic bags
  • Cereal boxes
  • Swimming noodles
  • Old umbrellas
  • Christmas Tree balls and tinsel
  • Bamboo garden stakes
  • Old bicycle inner tubes and tires
  • Water-based house paint (no oil-base, please)
  • Plastic containers with lids (cottage cheese type or similar)
  • Craft doo-dads such as: pipe cleaners, pom-poms, buttons
  • Bamboo poles
  • Tarps (can be used, will get used)
  • Trash bags and paper towels galore
  • Wooden lathe for puppet sticks (30 sticks)
  • Duct tape, 10 rolls
  • Masking tape, 10 rolls
  • Acrylic Paint, one gallon each of red, yellow, blue, green, orange, black, white)
  • Paint Brushes
  • Bucket
  • Roll of tinfoil
  • 20 yards of plain white muslin
  • Box cutter blades
  • X-acto knife blades and knives

Sponsor a Child!

  • $50 provides a scholarship for one child to participate
  • $300 covers the actual cost for one child to participate
  • All donors will be listed in program
  • Business sponsor benefits include ad in program, logo on website


General Information: LegacyLogoLRAClogo

Participation in the Puppet Pageant performance and two weeks of workshops is open to youth 5 years old through adults (children under the age of 7 must be accompanied by an adult or older sibling), with volunteers gladly welcomed.

Actual cost to produce this event is approximately $300/participant. To help cover these costs, there is a youth tuition of $50 for this two-week program, with a $100 maximum per family. In order to encourage adult participants, there is no fee for adults. Scholarships available based on need; call (218) 385-3339.

This activity is funded in part by a grant from the Lake Region Arts Council through a Minnesota State Legislative appropriation.