Finding a seat in the upstairs reading room at the Morehouse Parish Library yesterday afternoon was next to impossible.
With a crowd of over 100 parents and children, “The Harvey Rabbit and Friends Show” brought excitement and laughter. This was the third show the library has hosted as part of their Summer Reading Program.
“It was fantastic,” said library director Ellen Highsmith. “If they come back next summer, we’ll try to do it at the Visitor Center so we’ll have more room.”
Tim and Laura Allured put on an energetic show with puppets that made the children laugh and sometimes scream. Each of the Allureds took turns going behind the colorful cardboard set and reappearing in a costume or holding a puppet.
The puppets were characters that interacted with the children, asking for help in answering questions about songs, animals and books. The puppets included Harvey Rabbit, Cecil the Orangutan and T-Boy the Alligator.
Eight-year-old Daniel Wilkerson was among the children who attended. His laughter could be heard throughout the room, proving that he thoroughly enjoyed himself.
“This [show] is good. And it’s funny too,” he said.
Wilkerson proudly admitted he is signed up in the Summer Reading Program at the library.
“I’ve read almost 40 books,” he boasted. “I like to read.”
Highsmith said “The Harvey Rabbit Show” was a treat for people of all ages.
“They were really cute,” she said. “The children enjoyed it and the adults did too.”