Sesame Street visits Wiesbaden kids

Terese Toennies/Wiesbaden Family and MWR

Elmo, Grover, Rosita and Cookie Monster assured Katie she would always be welcome on Sesame Street as the 6-year-old character grappled Sept. 30 with news of an upcoming move with her military Family.

During two shows of the Sesame Street/USO Experience for Military Families at the Wiesbaden Sports, Fitness and Outdoor Recreation Center, the familiar characters led hundreds of Wiesbaden military children in dances including the “Elmo Slide.” The group sang songs to reassure Katie she can always write and call her friends and will meet new friends at her Family’s next post.
“Sesame Street knows children, and the USO knows military,” said USO entertainment tour producer Jeremy Wilcox, “It’s been a good partnership.”

Since 2008, Sesame Street has been partnering with USO to bring the show to more than 500,000 troops and military Families, according to the USO website. During this two-month tour, the characters will travel to 19 installations in six European countries.