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Name of Business: Pitter Patter Puppets
Name of Owner(s): Mary Wilson, Puppeteer
1.) How long have you lived on Cape Cod?
Over 30 years
2.) When and why did you start your business?
I was a teacher using puppets in the classroom for many years and started professionally using puppets and doing performances 19 years ago.
3.) What do you LOVE most about your job?
The reactions and joy I get from children when they interact with the puppets are so precious. I love connecting with children through experiences learning and having fun.
4.) How does your business help/impact local families?
My programs are enjoyed by families with young children at community performances and private parties. Educational hands-on fun for everyone!
5.) In your opinion, what are the biggest challenges facing Cape Cod Families?
Affordable and accessible child care, being able to spend quality time with your children, housing costs, and isolation if you are new to the Cape.
6.) If you had to pick your favorite local spot on Cape Cod (not a business), where would you pick and why?
I love to bring people to the Chatham Fish Pier around 4pm to watch the fishing boats come in with their catches of the day, unload them, and watch the seals right from the shore. It's free and quintessential Cape Cod with the fishing industry.
7.) Please offer a tip for our Mom Audience:
Moms, you are doing a great and important job! Take care of yourselves and find the joy in each of your children every day.
8.) Any other information you would like us to share? (upcoming events? Awards? Anything you think our community would find useful, Etc.)
I perform puppet shows, but I also provide educator training on how to use puppets. I have taught many workshops on the local and national level. I also retail puppets during the summer months after my performances at the Cape Rep theater.
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