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Published: Wednesday, May 9, 2012, 12:01 a.m.

Kids welcome Sesame Street's Elmo to Everett

  • Keira Parker, 3, gets up the courage to give Elmo a hug while other children from the YMCA's early childhood education program watch and think about t...

    Dan Bates / The Herald

    Keira Parker, 3, gets up the courage to give Elmo a hug while other children from the YMCA's early childhood education program watch and think about trying it themselves, Tuesday following the renaming of Hewitt Avenue to Sesame Street in front of Comcast Arena. The show, "Sesame Street Live: Elmo Makes Music," runs from May 18-20 at the arena.

  • Elmo is greeted with mixed levels of excitement and apprehension from kids in the YMCA's early childhood education program Tuesday prior to the renami...

    Dan Bates / The Herald

    Elmo is greeted with mixed levels of excitement and apprehension from kids in the YMCA's early childhood education program Tuesday prior to the renaming of Hewitt Ave. to Sesame Street in front of Comcast Arena.

  • With encouragement from Elmo, Everett Mayor Ray Stephanson pulls the cover off the Sesame Street sign outside the main entrance to Comcast Arena Tuesd...

    Dan Bates / The Herald

    With encouragement from Elmo, Everett Mayor Ray Stephanson pulls the cover off the Sesame Street sign outside the main entrance to Comcast Arena Tuesday morning to the delight of children from the YMCA's early childhood education program, sitting on the front steps.

  • Elmo is greeted with mixed levels of excitement and apprehension from kids in the YMCA's early childhood education program Tuesday, so he gets down on...

    Dan Bates / The Herald

    Elmo is greeted with mixed levels of excitement and apprehension from kids in the YMCA's early childhood education program Tuesday, so he gets down on their level in front of Comcast Arena.

EVERETT -- Elmo showed up at Comcast Arena Everett Tuesday to greet kids from the YMCA's early childhood education program.
Everett Mayor Ray Stephanson unveiled a Sesame Street sign outside the arena, renaming Hewitt Avenue in front of the arena.
The show, "Sesame Street Live: Elmo Makes Music," runs twice each day from May 18-20. Tickets cost $12 to $61. Before each show, kids can visit the Play Zone at Sesame Street Live, featuring Big Bird's nest, Oscar's trash can and Elmo's world.
For more information, go to www.comcastarenaeverett.com.


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