Essence Story by Sally Peter:
Hearty said his show was all about “listening, learning and laughing” and he was right on. The kids were amazed at his talents! As he performed his juggling and magic tricks the children were listening to him tell about the importance of water in our life and how to use it correctly to help protect our environment.
Hearty started his show juggling pins from all angles with flips using different body parts. He really got their attention when he would throw a pin up to the rafters and then catch it without missing a beat. Next he went on to juggle a water bottle, low flow showerhead and plunger, telling the kids the importance of each before juggling the objects. He had three children throw him the objects, which he then proceeded to juggle on a platform atop a cylinder atop a surfboard atop two crates!
The show continued with Hearty juggling a variety of objects, all the while tying in what he was doing with environmental lessons. He also stressed the importance of practice in order to do those things in life that are hard for us to do. He did his act with a great deal of humor throughout and had the children laughing the entire show.
At the end he graciously answered questions from the audience, although he wouldn’t reveal how he did his magic tricks. The children not only enjoyed his show but learned a great deal about caring for the environment. Hearty will be remembered for quite a while.
November 03, 2011