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Performing Christmas songs prior to the lighting of the Ardmore Tinsel Trail Christmas Trees Friday, December 6, 2019 in the pavilion at the Mayor's office under the direction of music teacher Amanda Fee are front from left, Alexis Cornelius, Kaylie Smith, Brooke Bailey, Cayton Quillin, Brianna Tenney, Mary Ivey, Sophie Ward, MacKenzie Quick, Abbygail Reynolds, Jake Burchfiel and Jackson Jean; back from left, Braylee Posey, Chloe VonBoeckman, Teagan Pepper, Libby Harbin, Lauren Bates, Madison Pope, Elijah Thomason, Jayden Dorning, Daniel Gatlin and Choir Director Amanda Fee. (YCS photo by Joe Stagner)
Cedar Hill Elementary Presents Performances By Choir & Drama Club
The Cedar Hill Elementary School will hold holiday festivities Thursday, December 12 beginning at 5:30 p.m. The drama club will present two holiday plays and the choir will perform several holiday selections.
The drama club, directed by Kevin Pepper, will present Each In His Own Place and Angel's Poinsettia. Members of the drama club are, Chloe Von Boeckman, Lyzah Bochnia, Rylee Brandon, Saydee Creekmore, Kether Daly, Libby Harbin, Teagan Pepper, Zane Turner, Katie Biggerstaff, Jonathan Harlan, Brayden Cothren, Elizabeth Hodges, Jake Burchfiel, Jazalyn Hann, Kinley Holladay, Kaleigh Robertson, Khloe Griffith, Bella Cannon, Emma Berzett, Madison Pope, Sophie Ward, Karley Moore, Ryker Brandon, Isaac Thao, Grace Barts, Isabel Beaty, Paislee Martin and Lyla Steadman.
Cedar Hill Elementary Choir will perform following the drama club's plays. Under the direction of Ms. Fee, the choir will sing African Noel, Great Big Stars, I Saw Three Ships, Let it Snow, The Twelve Days of Christmas, and Winter Fantasy. Members of the choir include, Braylee Posey, Chloe Von Boeckman, Teagan Pepper, Libby Harbin, Lauren Bates, Madison Pope, Elijah Thomason, Jayden Dorning, Daniel Gatlin, Alexis Cornelius, Kaylie Smith, Brooke Bailey, Cayton Quillin, Brianna Tenney, Mary Ivey, Sophie Ward, MacKenzie Quick, Abbygail Reynolds, Jake Burchfiel and Jackson Jean.
The plays and concert will take place in the Cedar Hill Elementary School Gym beginning at 5:30 p.m. Thursday evening. There is no charge for this event and the public is invited and encouraged to come enjoy these holiday performances by the Cedar Hill students.
Ferguson LP Gas Makes Donation To ST. Jude Children's Hospital
Ferguson LP Gas, in an effort to raise money for St. Jude Children's Hospital, is offering everyone a chance to win a beautiful hand sewn quilt. The quilt, made by Lucille Pressnell, features the Monkey Wrench Pattern and will cover a full to queen size bed.
Donors to St. Jude will receive a chance to win the quilt for each $3.00 donation made.
Friday, December 20 will be the last day for chances to win.
All proceeds will go to St. Jude Children's Hospital.
Donating backpacks to Blanche School are WMU ladies from First Baptist Church in Ardmore from left, Rosemary Phillips, Kim Owen, 2nd Grade teacher and Shannon Faulk. (courtesy photo)
Members of Cub Scout Pack 282 Present the Colors, opening the ceremonies to Light The Tinsel Trail. (YCS photo by Joe Stagner)
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Members of Team Natalee who participated in the St. Jude Marathon Saturday, December 7, 2019, and raised over $7,500 for St. Jude Children's Hospital are from left, front row, Pam Emerson, Jaret Douthit, Natalee Emerson, Colin Shaw, Levi Shaw; second row, Brenda Morrow, Kim Fair, Kim Emerson, Angie Phillips, Ginger Blackwell, Jenna Douthit, Will Hughes, Neal Douthit; third row, Amanda Shaw, Marco Shaw, Marty Emerson, Olan Phillips, Mike Emerson, Asa Savoie, Emily Savoie, Greg Cook, Stacy Cook, Alan Hughes and Keri Douthit. (courtesy photo)
Ardmore High School's Art and Naturalist Studies students taught by Starr Weems de Graffenried painting store windows for local merchants Friday, December 6, 2019 are from left Grace Wright, AriAnna Bullock, Cheyenne Duffey, Nick Baker, Katelyn Nash, Olivia Coble, Ariana Garcia, Bella Berryhill and Zoe Nye.
Live Production of "Disney's Frozen Jr." Continues at STAAR Theatre this Weekend
More than 50 young performers ages 12 to 18 from Giles and surrounding counties are taking the stage to present "Disney's Frozen Jr" at the STAAR theatre at Antoinette Hall in Pulaski, Tennessee at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, December 13 and 14. A matinee will be presented Sunday, December 15 at 2 p.m.
When their kingdom becomes trapped in perpetual winter, fearless Anna joins forces with mountaineer Kristoff and his reindeer sidekick to find Anna's sister, Snow Queen Elsa, and break her icy spell. Although their epic journey leads them to encounters with mystical trolls, a comedic snowman, harsh conditions and magic at every turn, Anna and Kristoff bravely push onward in a race to save their kingdom from winter's cold grip.
This show is co-directed and choreographed by Sandy Slayton-Mavrotheris and MaryAnn Trimble.
"We are truly blessed to have such fine women who care about these young people in this way," said Tammy Pierchoski, Executive Director at STAAR, who is also producer of the show. "We could not have become the regional cultural arts center that we are without the dedication of educators such as these ladies."
Pierchoski said that an additional 30 volunteers behind the scenes "make the magic happen."
"This show is such a great show to allow middle school actors the opportunity to excel in their craft," Trimble said. "So many cast members have been in other shows in minor roles. Frozen has given the directing team opportunity to work with each cast member and instruct them in individual stage development."
Trimble explained the educational benefit of having several age groups of performers work together on one complex production.
"The older performers have been such a delight to see their performances peak," Trimble said. "These actors are learning to truly entertain the audience. The middle schoolers have been fortunate to be in a show with such dedicated performers. The directing team is very pleased with the efforts and the quality of all the cast in this delightful fairy tale."
Cast members include (Young Anna), Cooper Miller (Young Elsa), Emelia Wilbanks (Middle Anna), Talor Paule (Middle Elsa), Violet Pooley (Older Anna), Addie Smith (Older Elsa), Morgan Pooley (Kristoff), Garth Marchant (Sven), Tristan Pooley (Prince Hans) and Camden Hinojoso (Olaf).
Graham Hoover, Karlei Williams, Andi Guess (Oaken Kids), MaeLee Williamson (Oaken Wife), Jack Curry (Oaken)
Zachary Anthony (Bishop), Addie Smith (Older Elsa), Violet Pooley (Older Anna)
Violet Pooley (Older Anna), Tristan Pooley (Hans)
"Directing "Frozen" has been an absolute delight," said Slayton-Mavrotheris. "The talent of the children in this show and their enthusiasm is fantastic. I can't wait for everyone to see this magnificent production."
Other cast members include Tala Gvozdas (Bulda), Sarah Madura (Pabbie, Mycah Galloway (Queen Iduna), Nick Mavrotheris (King Agnarr), Cole Bussell Duke of Weselton), Jack Curry (Oaken), MaeLee Williamson (Oaken Wife), Laura Cox (Housekeeper), Simon Gray (Butler), Savanna Willbanks (Cook), Gabe Risner (Steward), Zachary Anthony (Bishop), Elizabeth Gaines, Olena Woodward, Karlei Williams, Andi Guess, Graham Hoover, Levi Gray, Avery Williamson, Kylee Griggs, Tatum Kelly, Trinity Madura, Gately Pfeiffer, Emma Pickett, Ella Risner, Sidney Willbanks, Conner Kelly, Timmy Pickett, Beau Pooley, Maggie Altomere, Abby Burch, Katelin Burch, Hudsen Gilbreath, Brelynn Hallmark, Kylan Harvey, Addie Jo Lewter, Rachel Madura, Delia Marchant, Carrington Thomas and Mattie Witt.
Tickets ranging from $12-$15 in price are available online at www.antoinetehall.com or at the Box Office Pierchoski Law Firm located next door to STAAR on the historic downtown Pulaski Square.
"Tickets will also be available at the door but this show is expected to sell out so purchasing in advance is advised," said Pierchoski.
Garth Marchant (Sven), Morgan Pooley (Kristoff), Kate Barnes (Young Anna), Violet Pooley (Older Anna), Nick Mavrotheris (King Agnarr), Addie Smith (Older Elsa) Cooper Miller (Young Elsa)