December 1, 2015

Community Outreach

Knapsack Storytellers

 

Storytellers

7 Knapsack Storytellers Annual Report, 1983-4.

The Knapsack Storytellers was a group that the University League put together in order to promote and teach young children reading. 7 The group itself was made up of enthusiastic individuals who would wear colorful and interesting character hats and perform a variety of interesting stories. Those individuals tended to be UW- Green Bay students and League members who would reach out to the community in order to get places to perform. The local hospitals specifically provided awesome opportunities for the readers to perform to the children who were sick and in need of some joy and laughter.

St. Mary's Hospital

8Letter from Knapsack Storytellers to St. Mary’s Hospital.

Besides the local hospitals they would also perform at school functions such as Winterfest, a function sponsored by UW- Green Bay, Channel 5, and WFRV-TV to raise money for scholarships for the student athletes at UWGB and for local vendors to get their names out there.8

Winterfest

7Knapsack Storytellers Annual Report, 1983-4

Winterfest

7Knapsack Storytellers Annual Report, 1983-4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Storytellers were a dedicated group who would meet to discuss which books they would perform, making props, and practicing their stories. Unfortunately, after awhile the University League had a hard time keeping people interested in the Storytellers, gaining volunteers, and the money to provide props. Even though they had faced these difficulties, which eventually led to the end of the group, the Knapsack Storytellers were well loved by children (even some adults) and highly appreciated for all the work they were able to do.

Knapsack Storytellers

7Knapsack Storytellers Annual Report, 1983-4

The stories used.

7Knapsack Storytellers Annual Report, 1983-4

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