Ross Sutter: Songs Take You Everywhere!
Through songs, stories and song games Ross will take kids on a train ride to a make believe town in California, a bus ride to an apple orchard in Minnesota, a horse ride across the fields in Sweden, a scary cruise on the ocean, and even a trip to meet the man on the moon! Ross Sutter plays the guitar, accordion, dulcimer and lots of different rhythm instruments and invites children and families to sing, dance and play along as we travel everywhere.
We distributed evaluation forms following each program. We hoped that patrons would increase their interest in travel and experiencing new cultures and ideas. We also hoped that they would enjoy the music and storytelling that Ross does so well. We hoped it would be a good closing program for our Summer Reading Program.
92% of respondents said that this program helped them to enjoy music and storytelling in a new way. 76% said that they enjoyed this program because it helped them enjoy spending quality time with friends and family. 59% said that this program increased their interest in travel and experiencing new cultures and ideas. 89% said that they would attend a similar program in the future. Public comments included, 'couldn't be better, marvelous, had totally rapt audience including youngsters of all ages,' and, 'very good event- very clear speaker, educational- we learned through his music.'
In Karlstad use of City Hall was provided free of charge and volunteers helped set up and clean up. In Greenbush the community center was provided free of charge, the Friends group helped set up and clean up and provided refreshments. In Hallock use of City Hall was provided free of charge. In Roseau volunteers helped set up and clean up the event.