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Stories, songs, and dump trucks at Big Rig Day

April 16, 2012

It was tough competition for attention at this year’s Big Rig Day in Swanton, Vermont. In addition to the parking lot full of dump trucks, buses, fire trucks, police cars, army vehicles, other big rigs, the cafeteria of Missisquoi Valley Union High School was packed with stations offering different crafts and food activities. But as soon as Robert Resnick and Megan Butterfield started singing, it was as if the rest of the activities ceased.

Robert and Megan performed at Big Rig Day as part of a CLiF Rural Library Grant to the Franklin Grand Isle Bookmobile, which received $2,000 worth of new books as part of the grant. Robert is best known as the host of Vermont Public Radio’s All the Traditions, but is also a fantastic children’s performer. He and Megan played hits like “Baby Beluga,” “The Ants Go Marching,” and Bob Marley’s “Three Little Birds” to a large crowd of enthusiastic tots.   Megan and Robert also shared their love of reading and writing to their audience.  Megan talked about The Very Hungry Caterpillar, while Robert captivated the kids with a rousing rendition of Green Eggs and Ham.

All the while during Robert and Megan’s performance, 600 new children’s books were waiting for new homes. After the show, every child present at Big Rig Day got to choose two books to keep. Robert and Megan barely had time to clear away their sound equipment before the children rushed to choose their books. It was the cherry on top of a wonderful event!

2 Comments leave one →
  1. April 20, 2012 7:00 pm

    😉 Big Rig Day is the best! Thanks to everyone who make it a fun, and special day! I already cant wait till next year…

    • April 20, 2012 7:07 pm

      It was such a good time! We know Robert and Megan had a lot of fun singing and reading to the kids. Did you bring your own kids?

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