Whether it’s a Sunny Day or whether we’ll be Sweepin’ the clouds away, we will have costumed characters and a show. First 250 families receive a free Sesame Street book.
9:00 AM doors
Whereas our favorite big bird with bright yellow feathers, Big Bird, sings, “Sunny Day, Sweepin’ the Clouds away. On my way to where the air is sweet.”
Whereas Bert said he wants to go where the air is sweet too and Cookie Monster said he just wants to go where the cookies are sweet! Ernie wants to know how to get, how to get To Sesame Street. Bert said they would tweet the street.
Whereas The Count said he wants to go where the kids count with ease and can say their
ABC’s and Oscar the Grouch growled and said he doesn’t want to go to Sesame Street, he doesn’t wants to go anywhere – he is a real tease and hard to please.
Whereas Prairie Dawn said she knows a town where everything’s A-OK, with friendly neighbors to meet. It’s a town with its own special street, Main Street, and is celebrating the 45th anniversary of Sesame Street!
Whereas Big Bird asked where is the town with this special street, Main Street and Prairie Dawn
said it’s a special place called Charlottesville where the kids that are smarter than most and read books with their morning toast.
So off went Big Bird, Bert, Ernie, Cookie Monster, The Count, Grover, Oscar the Grouch, and Prairie Dawn to Charlottesville. Oh, wonders, they even found Main Street. On Main Street they saw the Paramount Theater with big letters on the marquee that said, HAPPY 45TH ANNIVERSARY SESAME STREET!
Bert, Ernie, Oscar, Grover, The Count, and Big Bird, Cookie Monster and Prairie Dawn felt so
happy and welcomed as the children clapped and cheered. They all went into the Paramount and spent the rest of the day celebrating SESAME STREET’S 45th ANNIVERSARY with the very, very smart, and the very, very well read children of Charlottesville!
WHEREAS, WVPT promotes literacy in children and joy in reading. WVPT has been transformative in how children are introduced to letters, words, language, and respectful relationships with their families, friends, and communities
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Satyendra Huja, Mayor of the City of Charlottesville, Virginia, do hereby proclaim the Downtown Mall’s Main Street Sesame Street for the morning of Saturday, March 22, 2014 in honor of SESAME STREET’S 45th ANNIVERSARY. I encourage all the girls and boys to participate fully in this celebration of literacy and this special Anniversary!