Christina Cummo

Grove Sun Intern

A Texas ventriloquist used humor, stories and songs to transform the Grove Public Library to an imaginary community where everyone has their own voice. Dennis Lee of Dallas, Texas brought his ventriloquism act to the Grove library last week for a fun-filled installment that is part of the library’s summer reading program. Included in his hour long performance were the voices of the Funky Monkey Bunch as they traveled on their way to B.

Creek, an imaginary community and Lee’s favorite hangout. Along the journey to B. Creek, Lee dropped off some nuggets of wisdom and shared examples of how children of all ages can “belong, behave, become, and believe.” “Life is like having a picnic at B. Creek where everything is positive,” Lee said. In addition to providing positive life-learning examples, Lee also gave advice on how to have your best day ever.

“Let your loved ones help you decide what to put in your picnic basket that you will take along with you,” Lee said.

But, it's up to you to carry the “best” and not take along the “bad,” he said.