The theme of the grade school Christmas Program, to be held at the High School Auditorium at 9:15 this morning, is "Living Pictures of Christmas Music" and the annual presentation will be ushered in with the choral reading, "Twas The Night Before Christmas" with Clarence Richardson as Santa Claus, and James Resseguie and D. Dappen as the children. Choral readers will be Joan Catlett, Judy Schook, Diane Drapeau, Benje Segura, Cathy Schmidt, Heather Tinsley, Judith Massery, Linda Hedglin, Diana Thomas and Cherry Robb.
Following is the balance of the program: "Rudolph, the Red Nosed Raindeer', Chorus, Fourth Grade; Mrs. Maxine Syverts and Mrs. Rachel Keane, teachers.
"Christmas Toys", First Grades; Blocks, Shirley McCoy, Phyllis Pourier, Patricia Strange, and Pamela Firnekas; Tin Soldiers, Leslie Dyer and Dennis Brafford; Clowns, Noel Rickard and Larry Schiffner; Bells, Barbara Moore and Deborah Bordeaux; Tops, Monte Mowry and Steven Olson; Drums, Billy Massery and Robert Bush; Dolls, Rita Henderson and Geraldine Schuler; "Neath the Christmas Tree" and "Up on The House Top", Chorus, First Grades; Mrs. Bohart, Miss Dorothy Lynn, Mrs. Belva Hipsher and Mrs. Juliet Shedden, teachers, "Deck the Halls with Boughs of Holly", Third Grades; Decorators, Jesse Sears, Thomas Elsasser, Roger Bohart, Jane Lachelt, Mary Cottrell and Bonnie Holy Rock; Mrs. Elva Hurley, Mrs. Isabelle Theisen and Mrs. M. Reeves, teachers.
"Oh Tannenbaum" and "White Christmas", Sixth Grader; Center Tree, Rita Kumholz, Donald Hoar, Donald Harbaugh, Kirk Rose, Patty Barron, Patty Ann Heier, Carol Gripp, Warner Calvert, Paul Dappen, Danny Davis, Kay Strange, Pearl Ann Robb, Lilla Bettelyoun, Norma Nelson, Karen Catlett, Lyle Rostad, Marvin Perry, Kenneth Arpan, Russell Bohart, Roger Wickstrom, and Bigsby Schultz; Mrs. Madalynne Gisie and Mrs. Willa Richey, teachers.
The Christmas Story
"While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks By Night', Seventh Grades; ; Shepherds, David Calvert, David Martinez, Larry Nelson, Cecil Jones and Ronald Hagen; Miss Lois Hermann and Mr. Paul Scissions, teachers.
"Away in a Manger" and "Silent Night". Second Grades: Mary, Sharon Sokol; Joseph, Russell Throwbridge; Mrs. Loraine Lapinsky and Mrs. Nancy Frost, teachers.
"We Three Kings of Orient Are." Fifth Grades; Wismen, Doublas Miller, Robert Wold, and Dallas Stewart; Mrs. Geraldine Mann and Miss Grace Bailey, teachers.
"Oh Holy Night" and "Angels Chorus" Eighth Grades; Madonna, Judith Breen; Angels, Jane Miller, Dorothy Muhm, Rita Rose, Mary Ann Berens, Donna Imme, Jerry Thompson, Joan Wickens, Norma Sue Huntley, Ann Ruby, and Carmen Lolley; Mrs. Edna Hinrichsen and Mr. Arnold Syverts, teachers.
Scenery painting, Larry Nelson, Arnold Monroe, Philbert Montileauz, Cecil Jones and Danny Benoist.
Accompanists for the program are Mrs. Dagny Bauer and Mrs. Esther Little.
Teachers of the very small fry, Mrs. Jean Heer and Mrs. Dorothy Garvis put the afternoon youngsters thru their paces on Tuesday afternoon and the morning classes on Wednesday at 9:15.
Both programs were the same with Toy Band, Brownies in Santa's Workship, Dolls in the Toy Shop, The Christmas Pie and The Real Christmas.
The petit performers in the Tuesday production who depicted Dolls in the Toy Shop were: Vallera Thorstad, Susan Whestone, Joyce Forney, Sharon Boltz, Connie Barritt, Marie Herman, Wanda Moldenhauer, Arlie Farrell, Shelley Purinton, Diane Pourier, Donna Rae Parks and Margaret Burnison. In the Wednesday program, Annette Remington, Sherry Conway, Kathleen Wegner, Rita Schroch, Raeleen Penor, Kathleen Aadson, Bonnie Flanagan, Sharon Stewart, Donna Underwood, Robert Ecoffey, Linda Grischkowsky, Linda Demski, Ann Gibson, Joan Petersen, Connie Wagner, Bonnie Irvin, Lana Williams, Margaret Shepherd, Donna Moore, Carol Paulzine and Cheryl Hendrix.
Tiny thespians in the Christmas Pie for Tuesday were: Bakers, Scott Hunter and Jackie Schoch; Father Bird, Paul Valandra; Blue Birds, Gary Erickson, Richard Black, Jon Fastwolf, Leland Bordeaux, Jerry Heier, Bernard Campbell, Larry Ladner, Michael Goreham, Richard Lee, John Haas, Freddy Schuler, Gerald Herrold, Joe Wright, Ronnie Ladner, Dickie Badmilk, Loren Pogreba, Andy Wright, and Stephen Poritz.
Wednesday's cast was composed of the following tots: Bakers, Ronald Mayer, Craig Lenz; Father Bird, Danny Heer; Blue Birds, Leonard Johnson, David Barron, Chris Lenz, Ray Hatfield, Michael Moriarty, Pat Hicks, Charles Schmidt, Craig Schmidt, Todd, Vikander, Billy McKee, Van Vermillion, Jon Gordon, Ronnie Balliet, Danny Garvis, Pat Giago, Junior Hughes and Jimmy Stanley.
"The Real Christmas" players in Tuesday's show were: Mary, Marie Herman; Joseph, Andy Wright; Angels, Wanda Moldenhauer and Connie Barritt; Shepards, Leland Bordeauz and Ronnie Ladner; Kings, Richard Lee, Dickie Badmilk and Jerry Heier. In Wednesday's nativity tableau the following took part: Mary, Lana Williams; Joseph, Pat Hicks; Angels, Sherry Conway and Bonnie Ervin; Shepherds, David Barron, Ray Hatfield, and Van Vermillion; Kings, Ronnie Balliet, Danny Garvis and Leonard Johnson.
Toys were donated by Igloo residents to the Fire Department employees who volunteered to undertake the project.
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also on this page mention of ice sculpture at Fire House and a photo of the grade school christmas program Ice Sculpure Display Thrills Fire House Visitors; (also in 52, Local Ice Sculptor Displays Work, Jan. 2, 1953) Eight Graders Bring Christmas Music To Life.
1954 - Dec. 17, 1954; Vol. 3 No. 51; page 6; Grade school Christmas Operetta To Be Presented Here Wednesday
The Provo grade school Christmas operetta will be given next Wednesday afternoon, December 22, at 1:00 p.m. Grades one, two, three, and four will produce the operetta this year. The cast of characters includes:
Old Women ......................... Sharon Sweeney
Her Children .................... Sylvia Lee, Tom and Ted Facklam, Linda Newman, Jon Gordon, Pamela Turnquist and Connie Barritt.
Pierre ......................... Michael Davis
Mr. Jack Spratt ............... Gary Jackson
Mrs. Jack Spratt .............. Tonia Buhn
Simple Simon .................. Kevin Beauvais
Queen of Hearts ............... Linda Hagen
Mistress Mary ................. Mary Yunko
Santa's Helpers ............... Robert Schick, John Hipsher, Alvin Eastman and Charles Stokes.
Birds ......................... Monte Mowry and Calvin Gaebler.
Rabbits ....................... Donald Heer and Henry Haas.
Christmas Star ................ Diane Bauer
Cranberries ................... Candice Purinton, Sharon Sokol, Sandra Himmerich, Bonnie Calhoun, Nina Mace, Barbara Wickstrom, Marilyn Stein and Carolyn Stein.
Snow Crystals ................. Joyce Forney, Connie Wagner, Geraldine Schuler, Rita Skroch, Bonnie Irvin, Bernetta Hagel, Raeleen Penor, Sheryl Hendrix,
Nancy Witter, Sandra Tinsley, Pamela Firnekas and Sharon Mizner.
Popcorn Ladies ................ Dorothy Wing, Bonita Stuen, Cassandra Brave, Luckie Shepherd, Helen Barney and Paulette Meier.
English Walnuts ............... Jesse Rodriguez, Zane Arpan, Harry Mickelson, Duane Dugan, Dale Blatezore and Richard Mohr.
Christmas Lights .............. Billy Irvin, John Pourier, Harry Wiedenmeyer, Paul Meier, Dennis Olmstead, Jerry Sears, Phillip Balliet and David Thompson.
Director ...................... Mrs. D. Bauer
Stage Setting ................. Mrs. M. Reeves
Assistants .................... Provo High School Dramateers
Panel Decorations ............. Grades five, six, seven and eight.
All parents are invited as well as other friends of Provo School. The Operetta will be given in the school auditorium.
1954 - Dec. 17, 1954; Vol. 3 No. 51; page 1; Santa To Make Three Visits Here
Santa Claus is coming to town. The Igloo "Vets" Club announced today that Santa Claus will make his annual visit to the Vets Club on Tuesday 21 December 1954. He will be on hand to greet the pre-school children at 1:15 and he is expecting a good sized gathering from these youngsters. Kindergarten children and children in grades one through four will be greeted by Santa the same afternoon, and he is busy making arrangements with the teachers of those respective grades for the time when they are to come to the club. So just don't forget kiddies that Santa will be around to see you and give each of you one of his "goody" treats next Tuesday at the Vets Club.------------------------------
Santa Claus has included the BHOD Officer's Open Mess in his pre-season activities with one visit completed and one more scheduled.
Last Sunday St. Nick visited with club members's children, taking letters, listening to requests and just getting acquainted with the youngsters. About 80 children took advantage of the opportunity to talk with Santa.
The next Sunday two children's parties will be held at the Officers Club. From 2:00 to 4:00 p.m., club member's children of pre-school age and those in grades one through four will be entertained with games, food and presents from Santa.
An evening party from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m., is scheduled for members children and their guests in the fifth through eighth grades. Entertainment will include games, dancing and refreshments.------------------------------
President Frank Martinez and Program Chairman, George Fletcher of the Igloo Kiwanis Club announced today that final plans have been made with Santa Claus for his annual visit with grade school and pre-school children.
This big event for the kiddies will be held on Friday afternoon, December 24, at the Post Theater.
Activities will get under way with a free movie for the children, and then Santa Claus and his helpers will distribute Santa Claus treats to them. Starting time is announced as 2:15 p.m.
1954 - Dec. 24, 1954; Vol. 3 No. 52; page 1; Santa Treats Nearly 700 At Vets Club
Santa Claus brought a multitude of joy to approzimately 700 children when he appeared at the Igloo "Vets" Club on Tuesday afternoon, December 21. From the "ooooh's" and "aaaah's" heard while the jolly old gent was busy distributing treats to the children we know that the treats were really appreciated by the small fry.
The Walrus; Vol. III No. 53; Dec. 31, 1954; page 1; In the large picture, Santa is having some difficulty in getting David Boltz, age one year, interested in his treat which Santa brought to the Vets Club. Saint Nick's helper at the Vets Club visit was Bill Hotchkiss who aided in passing out 800 sacks. Prior to his Vets Club visit, Saint Nick had his picture snapped at the Officers' Club with some other Depot cuties. In the insert, left to right, are Mary Hipsher, an unidentified child, Mickey Lorenz and Kathy Sweeney. Stub Bohart looks on at the left.
The Walrus; Vol. III No. 53; Dec. 31, 1954; page 1; Community Chest And Fire fighters Give Santa A Lift; The BHOD Community Chest helped Santa make forty-six Igloo youngsters happy over the holidays.
Toys were distributed to this number by the Chest from an array of toys repaired by the depot Fire Department. The Community Chest also distributed eleven baskets to needy Igloo families.
The Hot Srings Crippled Children's Hospital also benefited from the Firefighters work as six tricycles, one wagon, one auto car and three boxes of small toys were sent there.
The Community Chest Fund is supported by the contributions of local residents during the annual United Charities Drive.
The Christmas distribution committee included, Jim Stewart, Chest Chairman, Don DuBois, Oscar Krebs, Chet Nafziger and the recreational assistants at the Community Building.
1954 - Dec. 31, 1954; Vol. 3 No. 53; Sage Hens Ext. Club Xmas party
Dec. 24, 1954; Vol. 3 No. 52; page 5; Santa Distributes Gifts At BHOD Officers' Club; Santa Claus had a busy afternoon at the Officers Club, last Sunday as 101 youngsters received pre-Christmas presents.
The afternoon party started with games for the various age groups and finished with the rumbling of dump trucks, the beating of drums, the banging of pistols and other assorted sounds made by the toys that St. Nick distributed.
Sunday evening the fifth through eighth grade set took over the club for their annual party. Forty-eight boys and girls attended with games, dancing and food as the main attractions.
The afternoon group Kindergarten Christmas Program will be presented to the public Tuesday afternoon at 1:15 p.m. The morning group will give thwir program Wednesday morning at 9:15 a.m. Both events will be held at the Child Care building.
The Grade Christmas Program for the public will be on Wednesday afternoon at 1:00 p.m., in the high school auditorium.
1957 - annual Kiwanis theater party, Justa Club party, Home Room Decorating Contest,