Cherished children’s entertainers Mallory Lewis and Lamb Chop are in Louisville this week to officiate the Swope Family wedding ceremony turned fundraiser to help end poverty and hunger. They were on the local ABC affiliate to entertain hosts and viewers and talk about their involvement at the wedding this weekend. Watch it here: http://www.whas11.com/story/entertainment/television/great-day-live/2015/03/25/mallory-lewis–lamb-chop/70425124/
Guests will be greeted by a petting zoo upon arrival while during the wedding reception for 140 guests, a 1920s Louisville Courier-Journal newspaper boy will “sell” copies of a special Swope-Barito wedding edition for the price of a donation to Heifer International. In lieu of gifts the couple requests that guests make a donation in person or online through https://fundraise.heifer.org/fundraise?fcid=388594. Mallory Lewis will officiate wearing a black Herve Leger dress. Miss Chop who will be giving the bride’s toast (which could be more like a groom’s roast) will sport an evening gown by designer Patrick Brymer. In a nod to Louisville’s famed horse race, Miss Chop who is a well-known lover of hats will don a Derby hat.
Heifer International’s mission is to end hunger and poverty while caring for the Earth. For more than 70 years, Heifer has provided livestock and environmentally sound agricultural training to improve the lives of those who struggle daily for reliable sources of food and income. Heifer is currently working in more than 30 countries, including the United States, to help families and communities become more self-reliant. The core of their model is “Passing on the Gift.” This means families share the training they receive, and pass on the first female offspring of their livestock to another family. This extends the impact of the original gift, allowing a once impoverished family to become donors and full participants in improving their communities. For information, visit www.heifer.org.
As the daughter of beloved children’s entertainer Shari, Mallory Lewis has been deeply involved in children’s entertainment her entire life. She is the author of 20 books, television producer and puppeteer. Following her mother’s passing in 1998 she began appearing with Lamb Chop at live events and on television. Most Americans grew up with Lamb Chop, a feisty and intuitive 6-year-old girl, on television shows dating back to 1957. For more information, visit www.mallorylewisandlamchop.com.
-Dan Grody, TGPR