Audience Responses...
Unsolicited letters, articles, and emails received over the years...

Dear Bruce, Thank You for coming to Hollidaysburg (First United Methodist) Church last Wednesday. There were so many positive comments about you and your "Friends".  I personally love to see you in action and am so glad God is using your gifts in such a manner.  Thanks again.
Grace Marie Ransom, Assistant Pastor June, 2016

Dear Bruce, As always your program was great.  The kids always really enjoy it and look forward to your coming to the school.  Please make it a point to plan on us next year.  Thanks so much for entertaining our children.  May 2016 Sandy Van Woert Nineveh Library, NY

Dear Mr. Weaver and Friends, Thank you so much for making our end of year picnic Extra Special with your visit!  We loved meeting all of your friends, but we especially loved Chester!  He is so funny!  Thanks again for your Awesome Visit.  May 2016 Muncy FUMC-Preschool

Mr. Weaver, I wanted to send you a thank you note for your visit to Sullivan County Elementary School on Dr. Seuss Day last week.  The kids really got a kick out of your clever, lovable, and sassy characters - I was there taking pictures, and I've never seen the students laugh so hard! I was giggling out loud!  You made quite the impression, and I wanted to let you know it was appreciated!
Megan K. The Sullivan Review - March, 2016

Bruce, Thank you so much for your performance last night.  I know the students and their parents thoroughly enjoyed it and had a great time.
Amanda Mullen, Library Media Specialist, Prattsburgh Central School, NY - March, 2016

Bruce, Thank you so much for performing at our Fall Festival.  What a true blessing your ministry is!  You were the talk at church the next day with many compliments that the adults loved it as much as the kids!  Sincerely, the Oval United Methodist Church

Bruce,  Thank you for a wonderful evening last night.  Your program was enjoyed by young and old alike.  We received lots of positive feedback.  It was a pleasure to meet you.
Teresa Polifka, Reading Specialist, Nanticoke Elem. School, PA 2015

Thank you so much for coming to the Degenstein Library (Sunbury, PA) to do our summer reading final program.  It was an amazing show. Everyone had a wonderful time.  THANK YOU!
August, 2015

Dear Mr. Weaver & Friends, Thank You so much for making our end-of-the-year picnic special with your visit.  It was AWESOME!
Fondly, Your "little" and "big" friends at First U. M. Preschool, 2015

Thank you so much for being at the Montoursville Fall Festival.  Your act helped us kick off a very successful and entertaining Children's Tent.  We heard many positive comments about your show and, of course, lots of laughs.  We look forward to next year!  Thank you! - Montoursville Kiwanis

Dear Bruce, Thank you so much.  The show was awesome and enjoyed by ALL - adults and children!  What a gift you have and thanks for sharing it. Sincerely, Your friends at First United Methodist Preschool. Muncy, PA 2014

"Bruce, Want to say thanks for entertaining the Lower Northumberland Seniors at our Luncheon.  They all really enjoyed your performance and all your friends.  It sure was a pleasure meeting you.  Sincerely, Bernice Madden (Herndon Senior Center)

"Dear Bruce, Thanks for another fun and funny performance.  We were thrilled with the size of your audience and have heard several appreciative comments.  Thanks again for all you do.
Becky Holder - Children's Librarian, Modeste Bedient Memorial Library, Branchport, NY

"Bruce, The Best Performance ever!  The ladies really enjoyed your cast of characters and most especially Aunt Gabby."  Kay Stuart, Delta Kappa Gamma Society International April, 2013

"Thank you so much for entertaining us at our January luncheon.  You brought a smile to our faces on a gloomy day.  We will be telling our all friends about you. Thanks again!"
First Christian Church of Montoursville Senior Group January 2013

"Thank you for coming to help celebrate National Assisted Living Week with us!  It was a joy to have you."  Elmcroft of Loyalsock Assisted Living, Montoursville, PA Dec. 2012

"Bruce, Thank you so much for putting on such a great show!"  "You did an amazing job!"
Rachel Campbell/Lisa Byers, Eccles-Lesher Memorial Library Rimersburg, PA July, 2012

"Mr. Weaver, Thank you so much for entertaining our students during Dr. Seuss's birthday celebration.  You were fantastic! Megan Bohensky, Reading Specialist Sullivan Co. Elementary School, LaPorte, PA March 2012

"Mr. Weaver,  I just wanted to says thanks again!  I received a lot of nice comments from the parents about the show.  Students were also talking about the "magic tricks" and the "granny rap" the next day.  Your show made some great memories for these kids.  Thanks, Lindsey"
(Mrs. Lindsey Rogers, Title I Teacher Renovo Elem Sch, PA January 2012

"A wonderful show - as always!  We love having you and your friends visiting us"
Marsha Watson, Director - Taylor Memorial Library, Hammondsport, NY July 2011
 

"Dear Bruce & Friends,  Thank you so much for your wonderful performance at the Clarence Public Library last month.  We have had many positive comments about the show from our patrons and we hope that you will be able to come back again next year."  Monica Mooney, Library Director, July 2010

"Dear Bruce and Friends,  Thank you for making the Christmas party so special for our valley children.  My grandchildren were enthralled!  Sincerely, Virginia Lehman, Sec. Rauchtown-Nippenose Valley Lions Club Dec. '09

"Dear Bruce, Thanks for sharing your gift with us.  All week I heard how much everyone enjoyed the show.  Several asked for information.  My wife and I thought you were great and it was our pleasure to share the evening with you.
God Bless, Pastor Gary - Cedar Run Baptist Church, PA October 2009

"Thank you for the great show you put on for our (Senior) Center It truly was a big hit."
Dawn Vetter and Nancy Hummer- Coordinators Mansfield Senior Center, Mansfield, PA Aug. '09

"Dear Bruce,  Thanks so much for coming to the Branchport Library this summer.  Your program was wildly successful by all measures - the attendance, the laughter of the children, and the many, many compliments we have since received...We would love to have you back."
Becky Holder - Branchport Library, NY July 2009

"Dear Bruce:  Thank you so much for an absolutely wonderful program!  It was so entertaining, and I loved the fact that your program promoted the library...Everyone had such a good time and that was evident from the looks on faces.  Children and adults alike were thoroughly enjoying all of your different talents from ventriloquism, jokes, magic, and just plan fun.
Your pals are uniquely entertaining as they each had their own personality that added so much fun and laughter to the show...Again, thanks for an evening of laughter, fun, and promoting reading and libraries.  Our Children's Room was extremely busy after the show with stacks of books being checked out.  There couldn't be a more positive end to a summer evening at the library."
Margaret Cooper, Children's Librarian
George F. Johnson Memorial Library, Endicott, NY  July 2009

"Bruce & Friends, Thank you very much for the performance with you and all your wonderful friends.  We all enjoyed it very much.  What a great talent you have and to be able to share that with all of us.  We greatly appreciate it and hope to be a part of it again."
Elcor Senior Citizen Daytyme Program, Elcor Health Services, Horseheads, NY June 2009

"Dear Mr. Weaver, Wow!  Thank you for introducing your friends to Gregg School Gators.  We hope you can come back in the future."  Mrs. Holmes, 2nd Grade Teacher, Gregg Elem School, Corning, NY May 2009

"Bruce,  Many, many thanks to you and your 'friends' for such a wonderful program for our Mother/Daughter Banquet here at Edenburg Presbyterian Church.  I have to say us 'oldsters' enjoyed it as much, or maybe more, than the 'youngsters'.  Thanks again!" Kathy Siverling, Program Coordinator, Edenburg Presbyterian Church, Knox, PA May 2009

"The students at W.A.E.S. enjoyed many festivities in celebration of Read Across America, but the biggest treat was having Mr. Weaver and his Friends come in for a special show.  Mr. Weaver entertained all of the students and staff with a "Mystery in the Library" show.  Most of Mr. Weaver's friends took part in the show including everyone's favorite, Aunt Gabby!  Mr. Weaver and Edgar J. Woodley did a great "Green Eggs and Ham" rap!  The show was enjoyed by all!!
-Northern Tioga School District Update, March 2009

"Hello Bruce,  Just wanted to thank you again for 2 wonderful shows on Thursday at Marion Walker.  The show was perfect for our Dr. Seuss week and the evening show was great for families.  Everyone enjoyed both shows and I heard many positive comments from families and students... Thanks, Patty" (First Grade Teacher- Marion-Walker Elem. Bellefonte, PA) March 2009

"December was an eventful Month at Westfield Area Elementary.  We had many special events, like Mr. Weaver and Friends holiday show.  Mr. Weaver is a retired WAES teacher who is an incredible ventriloquist and overall entertainer.  Every year he volunteers to bring his show to our school as a special "present" for the season!  Both students and teachers look forward to this treat." - Northern Tioga School District Update, January 2009

"Bruce, Thank you for being a part of the 17th annual Woodhull Community Day.  You hold the audience's attention and are a big hit with the kids!.  We would like to invite back again next year." - The Woodhull Community Day Committee Sept. 2008

"Dear Bruce,
     On behalf of our church family, thank you for coming again to entertain us.  We really look forward to your visits.  You always present a wonderful, entertaining program.  Its one that all ages enjoy.
     Kathryn Ashbaugh (Family Banquet, May 2008)

"Dear Mr. Weaver,
     On behalf of everyone at Wysox Presbyterian Church, thank you so much for traveling to Wysox and spending some time with us.  Your presentation was one of the most enjoyable we've ever had.  We hope to be able to have you visit again some time.  Thanks again,
     Kim Barnes (Director of Christian Education)" (November, 2007)

"Bruce and Friends,
     Thank you for entertaining at Woodhull's 16th Annual Community Day.  You are a real hit with the crowd and the committee would like to invite you to keep September 13, 2008 open for us.  Thanks again- See you next year!
     Woodhull Community Day Committee- Kathleen Drake, secretary" (Sept. 2007)

"Dear Bruce,
     Once again we send our thanks for coming back to Knox and bringing joy and laughter to our summer readers.
     I hope we will be able to see you again next year.
Sincerely, Sue Turteltaub - Children's Program Coordinator, Knox Public Library
(July 2007)"

"Hello Bruce!  I just wanted to let you know that we got RAVE reviews on your program.  I’m so sorry I wasn't here to see it.  Thank you so much for coming!
Robin M. Benoit
Children's Librarian
Fairport Public Library
Fairport, NY" (July, 2007)

"Hi Bruce and friends,
     I was at the Greece (NY) Library and saw your performance, 7/31/07.
     Thank you for a great time.  It was funny and I needed a good laugh.  I hope you come back soon!!!  I enjoyed it so much.  And to see the children's faces light up was a blast in itself.  Good luck to you.  Keep them laughing!!
     Josephine"

"Bruce and Friends,
     Thank you so much for an absolutely wonderful program!  Everyone had such a great time.  Thanks for making it such a special day for so many families!
     Sincerely, Laura Sidoti" - Children's Summer Reading Program, Greece Public Library, NY (July, 2007)

"Dear Mr. Weaver,
     Thank you so much for the outstanding performance you gave during our Sunday School session last week.  Young and old alike remarked on how much they enjoyed your program.  You are truly blessed with a wonderful talent - and how wonderfully you use it to share 'God's Amazing love'!
     Thank you again!" - The Christian Education Committee at Arkport UMC, NY (Sept. 2006)

"Dear Bruce,
On Behalf of all the children and parents participating in the "Paws, Claws, Scales, and Tales" Summer Reading Program at the Knox Public Library, I would like to thank you.  We truly appreciated the time and effort you took to provide us with a delightful and enjoyable program  There is no doubt that everyone who attended, particularly the children, thoroughly enjoyed your visit to our library program.
I certainly hope we will be able to have you come back and share your friends with us again for another program in the future."
Sincerely, Sue Turteltaub - Children's Program Coordinator, Knox Public Library
(July 2006)

"Dear Mr. Weaver,
Thank you for your wonderful show.  It was enjoyed by all and especially me.
Thank you again for entertaining the children at the Clarion Free Library."
Jean Smith - Children's Librarian, Clarion Free Library (July 2006

"Bruce,
I want to take a moment to thank you for a wonderful experience
from last Saturdays show.  Your professionalism and skill made the whole
experience both delightful and simple.  Your show was fantastic and the
children could not stop talking about it all through the weekend.
Robert is a very bashful boy but you really helped bring him out of his
shell for the day and I cannot thank you enough!  I am certain it will
be a birthday he will never forget.
I would never hesitate to recommend you to anyone of my friends
or family.  I look forward to possibly using your services again in the future.
Thank you again, and sincerely, you are a fantastic showman and a
master of your trade.
Sincerely,
Chad W. Earley"  (April 2006)

"Dear Bruce,
Thanks for the wonderful performance from you and your friends at the Woodhull Community Day.  Everybody (young and old) truly enjoyed your friends’ personalities and sense of humor.  Even last night at the committee meeting, I heard two old men giggling about your show.   One was saying to the other he enjoyed the ventriloquist’s show above all the other activities of the day.  Praise the power of humor.  I hope we can talk you and your friends into coming back to visit with us.  I’ll keep you updated on future activities in our little town.
Thanks again for your creative spirit and assistance with our community celebration."
Bob Kahabka
Co-Chairman - Woodhull Community Day (September 2005)

"Bruce,
We were so happy to have you back again to entertain at the 2005 Indian Princess and Brave Pageant.  Thank you so much for coming to Tionesta once again and sharing your talents and especially your 'friends' with us.  We really enjoyed  your program.  Thank you."
Patty Wimer
Pageant Chair. (August 2005)
 

"Bruce,
     My son and I saw you at the Coudersport Public Library last week and really enjoyed the show.  Thanks for the great performance and for gearing the show towards promoting the library!  We loved it!"
Krista Batterson
Coudersport Library Trustee
(August 2005)

"Mr. Bruce Weaver,
     Thank you for bringing your friends to the library.  It was a great show"
                       Participants in the Mansfield Public Library
                       Summer Reading Program  (August 2005)

"Bruce,
     Thank you for the wonderful program that you did.  I have heard nothing but good praise and how many of the adults and kids wish more people could have been there to enjoy the show."
                                                Darlene Jackson, Librarian
                                                Galeton Public Library
                                                Summer Reading Program (June 2005)
"Mr. Weaver,
     Thanks so much for doing your show at my birthday party.  We all had a lot of fun and you made the day very special for me.  Thank you."
                                                            C. K. Age 5
                                                            (June 2005)

"Bruce,
       I just wanted to drop you a note and thank you for a wonderful program today at the South Creek Lions Club here in Gillett. I have heard many great
comments."
                                 David Rockwell-President
                                 South Creek Lions Club
                                 Gillett PA (March '04)

     "Everyone really enjoyed the performance.  Mr. Weaver has been performing at the library for several years and every year he adapts his presentation to the Summer Reading theme."
                                                        Westfield Public Library (July '04)

"Dear Bruce,
       Thank you so much for the fine children's entertainment program last week. ...you had the children spellbound, quite an accomplishment considering we had many older children than in previous years."
                       Alex Hartley, Director of Member Services
                       Tri-County REC, Inc.  (July '04)

"Mr. Weaver,
     Thank you so much for entertaining our scouts at our November meeting.  All our kids and parents had a lot of fun.  We appreciate you sharing your talent with us and being such a great person within our community. We are lucky to have you in Knoxville."
                                       God Bless,
                                       Knoxville Cub Scout and Webelos (Nov. '04)
"Dear Bruce,
The Congregation of the Knoxville Yoked Church, the committee for the 25th Anniversary Celebration, and I would like to thank you (and Aunt Gabby) for the terrific job you did for us at the dinner last night.  We do appreciate you.
God has given you so many talents and it's wonderful that you use them in His service.  Aunt Gabby's song was great! Our heartfelt thanks and a round of applause for you
Fondly, Marjorie  (September 16, 2003)

"Dear Bruce,
Read the article in the Sunday paper about you which reminded me how much Alden and I enjoyed your show at the library.  Thanks for the special entertainment."
Sincerely, Jean Cloos and Alden  (August 2003)

"Dear Bruce,
Your presentation was just excellent this morning... your meaningful message, humor, and solo were all top notch and we want you to know that we appreciate you."
The Leathers (August 17, 2003)

"Dear Bruce (and friends),
        What a treat! Many, many thanks from all of us at the Green Free Library for sharing your talents and your evening with us.  We were very pleased with the size of the audience and it was obvious that everyone enjoyed your program.  We program planners especially appreciate all your efforts to tie in the summer reading theme and the importance of reading."
                                 Carol Pastelock,
                                 Program Coordinator
                                 Wellsboro Green Free Library, PA (July '03)

"Bruce & Friends,
      The children, parents, and staff all enjoyed your show at Asthma Camp and would like to thank you from the bottom of our hearts and lungs!"
                                                    Michele Comes
                                                    Asthma Camp ('02)
"Dear Mr. Weaver,
     Thank you for doing the great puppet show at the library in Knoxville for our Summer Reading Program.  (Our son) liked Edgar J. Woodley best, (Our daughter's) favorite was Chester Hound, and Mom loved Aunt Gabby!  Thanks!
The Williams family   ('02)"

"Dear Mr. Weaver,
     Thank you very much for your performance at Pitt-Bradford's faculty/staff picnic on August 21.  Your performance made the event more enjoyable for the children in attendance, especially since the meal had to be moved indoors due to the rain.
     Your show was lively and entertaining and was greatly appreciated by the audience.  Thanks again for a great performance."
           Sincerely,
           Richard T. Esch, Director of Auxiliary Services
           University of Pittsburgh/Bradford  (1997)

"Dear Bruce,
   Your performance last night was both clever and entertaining and certainly well received by everyone there!  The kids related to all your puppets and loved the audience participation.  All in all, the evening made a great family outing.  Thanks so much for consenting to do such a fine program."
            Sincerely,
            Diane Miller and Committee
            Family Reading Night
            Canesteo Elementary School (Nov. 1995)

    "Our residents really enjoyed the entertainment. One lady doesn't come out for activities, but came out for this.  We appreciate your taking the time to care."
                 Jan, Activity Leader Maple Creek Building
                        Elcor Health Services

"Dear Mr. Weaver,
    Thank you so much for two outstanding performances for Bethany Center's Summer Festival on August 27th.  As always, your act is humorous and entertaining.  We look forward to a return visit."
                        Linda Miller, Coordinator Campus Activities
                                              Bethany Center, Horseheads, NY ('87)

"Dear Bruce,
    Thank you so much for your marvelous performance Saturday, September 19  at our Camp Fire Council's annual "Tramp Day" at Camp Honeybrook.
     There was nothing but raves for you performance and the scheduling was perfect."
                         Sincerely,
                         Charlotte K. O'Dea
                         Executive Director ('87)

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