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East Rowan High choral concert

The East Rowan choral department will present its Holiday Concert on Monday, Dec. 18, at 7 p.m. in the school auditorium. Approximately 140 students will come together to help ring in the holiday season. The concert is free and open to the public. The choirs are directed by Dean Orbison, who is in his 22nd year at East Rowan High School.

Singing Christmas Tree

West Corinth Baptist Church will present its 13th Annual Singing Christmas Tree on Saturday, Dec. 16 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 17 at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. All three performances will be held in the churches Family Life Center. This years theme is “Hallelujah, Jesus is Born.” Thirty singings and musicians will participate in this annual event. The performances are free and open to the public. Dean Orbison will begin his twentieth year as the church’s minister of music in 2018.

Cannon School students participate in Project Wrap-In

Cannon School students donated and wrapped 1,300 gifts for needy children at their annual Project Wrap-In.

The community-wide service project calls on students to donate a gift for an underprivileged child, then bring it to school to be wrapped. Younger students were paired with older “buddies,” and did all the wrapping together in classrooms. Presents were then donated to charitable organizations, including the Boys and Girls Club, Hospitality House of Charlotte, United Way, CCM, the Ronald McDonald House, Church of God Children’s Home, Hemby Children’s Hospital, Dream on 3 and the YMCA. Representatives from these organizations were on hand for a festive all-school assembly.

Cannon School students recently participated in Project Wrap-In. Submitted photo

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