STROUDSBURG, MONROE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) – Two unusual trials went down today at the Monroe County Courthouse.
Toy Story 2’s ‘Sinky Pete’ is on trial for allegedly assaulting Woody. Students from various school districts served as jurors and spectators.
This is part of Monroe County Bar Association’s annual ‘Fairy Tale Trials’, to teach kids about the judicial system.
Beneath the costumes, you may recognize the characters as defense attorneys, sheriff’s deputies and other courthouse employees.
“A lot of the times, unfortunately, when kids are at the courthouse it’s for traumatic things. It’s not a good time, they’re not happy to be here. So, this is a really good way of bringing out the positive and making sure they have a good time,” says Hillary Madden, defense attorney who played the character ‘Wheezy’.
Today’s ‘Law Day Ceremony’ also included awards for scholarship and contest winners.