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300 attend J.C. Price Christmas party

About 300 children, parents and other adults attended the annual children and youth Christmas party at the J.C. Price Post 107 Post Home on Dec. 20. They enjoyed and danced to music by a deejay. Hot dogs, chips and sodas were served. Ron Johnson, ventriloquist, performed a magic show and sang Christmas carols with the children.

Each child received a bag filled with treats. Santa Claus, played by Frank Chunn, distributed gifts to each child which had been donated by the Rowan Outreach Center.

Members present were Regain Holliday, Melinda Watts, LiTravis Holliday and Shane Caldwell. Comrades Robert Chunn and John Knox coordinated the party. Comrade Robert Cooper coordinated the gifts. Seventeen children from Big Brothers and Big Sisters of the Southern Piedmont attended, supervised by Margaret Jones, case manager.

Legionnaires present were commander Mae Carroll, comrades Billy Leach, John Frank White, Charles Weldon, Willie Granford (photographer), Ron Francis, Gary Hall, Roy Leazer, Tommie Roberts, Homer Robertson, Earl Graham, Hercules Shannon and Merle Wilson. Auxiliary members included Annie Mae Blackmon, Eloise Chunn and Brenda Robertson.

Piano duet recital

Students of Jan Sywenki and Marsha Carter presented a Christmas duet program on Dec. 21 at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church.

Students and their selections included:

Cathryn Lippard, Haley Lipe, Ashlea Armstrong, Bill Simpson, “Ding Dong Merrily on High.”

Morgan Bowman, Caitlin Harrison, Cala Cocca, Aaron White, “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree.”

Lynsey Corriher, Andrew Poe, Lucas Comadoll, Jan Sywenki, “O Christmas Tree.”

David Freeze, Mckamie Harrison, Paige Gregoire, Lucas Comadoll, Jan Sywenki, “Deck the Hall.”

Amy Hinshaw, Luke Simmons, Bill Simpson, John Simpson, “Rudolph the Blue-Nosed Reindeer.”

Elizabeth Cable, Morgan Utley, Cala Cocca, Elle Wimmer, “He is Born.”

Elizabeth Cable, Morgan Utley, Tara Speaks, Clint Comadoll, Emily Hammer, “Jingle Bells.”

Hannah Koontz, Elizabeth Sloop, Brooke Smith, Alex Wimmer, “Santa Claus is Coming to Town.”

Elizabeth Sloop, Jessica Stevens, Melani Lippard, “Deck the Hall (Jazz Version).”

Amy Hinshaw, Hannah Koontz, Jacqueline Gregoire, Aaron White, “O Little Town of Bethlehem.”

Erin Dabbs, Ivy Overcash, Caleb Knox, Robert Powell, “Journey of the Kings.”

Mackenzie Dabbs, Kim Fesperman, Melani Lippard, Tara Speaks, “Nutcracker Medley.”

Erin Dabbs, Mackenzie Dabbs, Isabella Rusher, Brooke Smith, “Silent Night.”

Hannah Freeze, Meredith Oakley, Ashlea Armstrong, Caleb Knox, “While Shepherds Watched.”

Hannah Freeze, Haley Lipe, Shea Comadoll, John Simpson, “Sleigh Ride.”

Ivy Overcash, Laura Myers, Jan Sywenki, “Christmas Fantasy.”

Myers also played an organ prelude.


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