Hillsboro Elementary School’s Kindergarten and second grade classes will present a Mother’s Day performance titled “Zoo Babies” Friday, May 12, at 1 p.m. The play is roughly based around the story of April the Giraffe, the recent Internet sensation and her new baby.
A mother wakes up and turns on the morning news as she enjoys a cup of coffee. She hears that the baby giraffe was born and has been named Jarvis in honor of a West Virginia native. Mother’s Day was created for Anna Jarvis in 1908 and President Woodrow Wilson made it a national holiday in 1914.
The news mentions that a local zookeeper is opening a new exhibit called “Zoo Babies.” This exhibit features a variety of different animals who have also given birth. In honor of Mother’s Day, the zoo is admitting all mothers for free and is also giving away free meal coupons to visitors who can spot the Anna Jarvis or Woodrow Wilson impersonators. The mother and her daughters enjoy a day at the zoo learning about all the new zoo babies.
Students watched Discovery Education videos on each of the animals and helped to develop their lines for the play. The play ends with students dancing to “Crocodile Rock” and watching a special tribute to their own mothers and grandmothers. Friends and family are welcome to attend.