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MEDIA ALERT

 

MAYOR AC WHARTON TO ACCEPT PUPPET GIFT

ON BEHALF OF CITIZENS OF MEMPHIS, SHELBY COUNTY

 

wHAT:† ††† Mayor AC Wharton will accept a gift of 80 puppets from Chinese delegate and film/TV producer Wang Yuanfeng on behalf of the citizens of Memphis and Shelby County. The gift is a goodwill gesture to promote cultural, educational and economic relations between our two cultures.

 

WHEN: †††† Wednesday, January 25

†††††††††††††††††† 2:00 p.m.

 

WHERE:†††† Peabody Place Museum

††††††††††††††††††††††† 119 South Main Street

 

 

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The Peabody Place Museum, home to a world-class collection of 19th Century Chinese art, will be the home for the Chinese puppets. Puppets will be on display during the museumís Chinese New Year Family Day Celebration February 4 and indefinitely after that.

††††††††††† In honor of the Year of the Dog, a portion of the Family Dayís proceeds will be donated to the Memphis & Shelby County Humane Society.