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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A celebration of art, music and theater unfolds in downtown Louisville as a week-long convention for the deaf draws 10,000 people to the city.
During this afternoon's children's program at Deafestival, a group performed the children's classic, Pinocchio.
The organizers say these types of programs are crucial for young deaf children, who may not have the opportunities to participate in similar programs at school.
Few of them have deaf adult role models.
"We have the deaf children and we get them exposed to other deaf adults -- intelligent adults, adults that have livelihoods -- and to realize that there is life when they grow up. And this is just one wonderful way that we do that with the children," says performer Peter Cook.
The 10th annual Deafestival coincided this week with the National Association of the Deaf Convention, which ends tomorrow.