Michelle Ann Kratts

In Memory of JFK

In Niagara Falls on August 30, 2013 at 8:43 pm

I had always heard stories about this wonderful little marionette show that my uncle and my cousins had staged many years ago. I happened to run into a little piece in an old Niagara Falls Gazette article that covered the story. Unfortunately the article is missing part of the paragraph…however, it isn’t hard to figure out what this is about. This is the story of a few young boys who came up with a creative way to honor the recently assassinated President Kennedy.  They made their own puppets and scenery,  wrote up a script and then invited the neighborhood to watch their show. About thirty children attended the program (which was held in my grandparents’ garage on Woodlawn Avenue in Niagara Falls). All of the money that the boys raised went directly to the John F. Kennedy Memorial Library Fund.

Marionette Show in Niagara Falls

Marionette Show in Niagara Falls
September 14, 1964

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  1. great article !

  2. A heart warming story.

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