POSTED: Thursday, February 27, 2014 - 7:19pm
UPDATED: Friday, February 28, 2014 - 10:42am
HARLINGEN, TEXAS (KVEO NEWS CENTER 23) — Valley Proud Environmental Council sponsored "Captain Crab and the Beach Patrol Puppet Show" auditions, which took place in Harlingen this morning.
One lucky 14-year-old won a starring role to play a character with an important message for Valley residents.
The puppet show will teach South Texas kids about how dirty our beaches can get if we litter and how we can prevent it.
It will teach kids to use the three R's: reduce, reuse and recycle to be environmentally friendly.
"I am just so impressed and so pleased that we found Marie because she did an awesome job," said Valley Proud Environmental Council executive director Susan Hoehne. "And as you can see, I think it really takes a lot of practice, and we're really blessed with the puppeteers that we have but we need some backup puppeteers and I think we really lucked out today."
"I think it's important just because people need to know that even though it sounds, especially to some teenagers, it's childish, but it really does harm the environment, our animals, our wildlife," said audition winner Marie Jimenez.
Captain Crab and the Beach Patrol Puppet Show will be presented to various schools in the Harlingen area to teach students about the environment. To book a show, call Valley Proud at 956 412 8004.