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    Monday, February 26, 2024

    Penguin-Palooza in Westerly

    An African penguin pauses while walking across pieces of paper with paint on its feet to create a painting while supervisor of penguins Tracy Camp, not shown, of Mystic Aquarium talks about the penguin and answers questions during Penguin-Palooza Saturday, March 18, 2023, at The UNITED Theatre in Westerly. (Dana Jensen/The Day)
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    Supervisor of penguins Tracy Camp of Mystic Aquarium talks about the African penguin and answers questions during Penguin-Palooza Saturday, March 18, 2023, at The UNITED Theatre in Westerly. (Dana Jensen/The Day)
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    Colleen King, librarian from Westerly Library at Wilcox Park, reads aloud a penguin related childrens book during Penguin-Palooza Saturday, March 18, 2023, at The UNITED Theatre in Westerly. (Dana Jensen/The Day)
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    Westerly ― Families attended Penguin-Palooza Saturday at The UNITED Theatre in Westerly.

    The Penguin-Palooza was held in partnership with The UNITED Theatre and Mystic Aquarium to raise awareness and funds for African penguins, an endangered species.

    The event had two African penguins from Mystic Aquarium for viewing, one painted a picture with paint on its feet. Also available were penguin crafts and a screening of the movie “Surf’s Up”.

    Proceeds from the event will go to the conservation efforts by Mystic Aquarium and the Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds.

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