OMAR the Troll Learns Espanol


OMAR the Troll is found in various branding materials from Visit Omaha that can be discovered at the Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge. (Visit Omaha)
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The Daily Record

Omaha’s bluest resident is now bilingual and can communicate with more families visiting the Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge.

Visit Omaha and the Mayor’s Youth Advisory Commission created Spanish versions of the OMAR videos that are accessed through signage at the bridge. “We know it is important for OMAR to continue growing and reaching more residents,” said Deborah Ward, Visit Omaha interim executive director.

The signs include QR codes that visitors can scan with their mobile phone. Both versions include closed captioning for the hearing impaired. We always look for community projects for our Youth Advisory Board members that have real value,” Mayor Jean Stothert said.  “A year ago, OMAR found his home on our riverfront and started sharing his story. Now, his story can be enjoyed in Spanish”

The bronze “OMAR the Troll” statue was unveiled in September 2019. The Mayor’s Youth Advisory Commission helps young people in Omaha to gain a greater knowledge of, and appreciation for, the American political system through active participation.

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