It’s a Tall Story - Stilt Walker Comes to Southbridge

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SouthbridgeÂ?s newest business, Four Eyes Joke Shop located at 296 Main Street. Trevor will be entertaining area folks three days this month.

– What’s ten feet tall and guarantees you’ll find the fun you’re looking for? Trevor the Stilt Walker. And he’s coming to the site of Southbridge’s newest business, Four Eyes Joke Shop located at 296 Main Street. Trevor will be entertaining area folks three days this month: Thursday, June,10 from 2:00-5:00 PM, Friday, June,18 from 3:00-6:00 PM, and on Saturday, June 26, from 11:00-2:00 PM.

Four Eyes Joke Shop is presenting this pre-opening entertainment to "spark excitement about the opening of Four Eyes Joke Shop in Southbridge," said owner Valerie Pontbriand. "At Four Eyes, we’ll do whatever it takes to get a laugh. We want to create an atmosphere that is fun. Where people come to talk, laugh, and just plain-old feel good."

The store, currently located on Route 20 in Brimfield, will be moving to Southbridge sometime this summer. The Four Eyes family–owners Val and Al, and their fun-loving kids Alex and Kat–are creating lots of surprises inside the store. "We offer old time joke favorites like itching powder, hand buzzers, as well as thousands of gag gifts, practical joke and prank props. The focus of Four Eyes is good humor and fun for everyone. That’s why we’re thrilled to have Trevor the Stilt Walker here this month," Pontbriand added.

Trevor, a cooperative play specialist and professional stilt walker, is an award-winning entertainer. He has performed at over 2,750 events, entertaining more than 400,000 people of all ages and abilities since 1973. He was voted "The Best Children's Entertainer" in the Pioneer Valley Advocate's 1991 annual readers' poll. His adult performances have received rave reviews in newspapers and magazines throughout New England.

"I hope the good people of Southbridge will make a point to stop and see Trevor the Stilt Walker this month," Pontbriand said. "His up-in-the-air tricks and skills will amuse and amaze people of all ages."

Current Location: Four Eyes Joke Shop, 341 Sturbridge Road, Route 20,†Brimfield, MA 01010. 413-245-0229. On the web at http://www.foureyesjokeshop.com

Opening Summer 2004 at 296 Main Street, Southbridge, MA.

Event date: June 10; June 18; June 26, 2004

Contact: Valerie Pontbriand

Tel: 413-245-0229

E-mail: shopkeeper@foureyesjokeshop.com

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