A fabulous Christmas concert

Byemoor School Christmas Concert on Thursday was well attended and was a wonderful production that delighted the audience.

BYEMOOR/ENDIANG NEWS — Byemoor School Christmas Concert on Thursday was well attended and was a wonderful production that delighted the audience. It is great to see the traditional Christmas concerts continue.

The welcome and a couple of recitations were given by the kindergarten class — always a popular part of the program. The holiday musical “A Party in a Pear Tree”, a hilarious spin on “A Partridge in a Pear Tree” had the crowd in stitches. It was followed by the Nativity — a traditional production and the reason for the season. Both involved the entire cast of the 32 students of the Byemoor School.

The evening ended with the arrival of Santa Claus; the little ones got to sit on his knee and each received a candy bag from Santa’s helpers.

Hats go off to the students, teachers and staff of the Byemoor School for their hard work in presenting a fabulous Christmas concert.

Frequent foggy and frosty days have created a picturesque winter landscape, beautiful to the eye, but has caused much havoc to power lines. There were numerous power outages several days last week as power crews scrambled to repair broken lines. Special thanks to the power crews for their long hours of dedicated service in getting the power lines up and running again under challenging conditions.

Dave and Lynne Nixon, along with granddaughter Aubree Coates, spent a couple weeks at Nanaimo, B.C., enjoying a different climate from the prairies.

Adam and Paige Jones and family are enjoying a visit from Paige’s parents David and Margie Eager from Port Hawkesbury, Nova Scotia.

Warren and Lindsay Jones and daughter Charleen are celebrating the Christmas holidays with Lindsay’s family in Nova Scotia.

The County of Stettler held a Christmas pot-luck luncheon for its staff along with long-service awards on Friday in Stettler. Long-service award recipients of local interest included Gary Groat for 15 years and Randy Grams for 30 years of service.

We would like to take this opportunity to wish the readers of this column from far and near a wonderful Christmas season, filled with the warmth of family, friends and fun. May 2016 be full of good things for you all. Merry Christmas!

Christmas trivia — “Christmas caroling began as an old English custom called Wassailing – toasting neighbours to a long and healthy life.”

— “The first Christmas card was created in England on December 9, 1842.”

— Famous people born on Christmas day include: “Isaac Newton, Clara Barton, Conrad Hilton, Humphrey Bogart, Anwar Sadat, Jimmy Buffet, Sissy Spacek, Barbara Mandrell, Jimilee Carothers and Nolan Groundwater.”

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