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CALVARY BAPTIST ACADEMY: Christmas concert, play presented

by By DALE PEARCE and RACHEL COVATO, Gazette Student News Reporters on December 20, 2013 11:00 AM

CLYMER — Calvary Baptist Academy’s Christmas concert was held on Tuesday. The students performed in many different areas, including the school band, high school and elementary choirs, a young ladies’ ensemble and a children’s musical play titled “Peanut Butter Christmas,” by Ron Hamilton and Gary Emory.

The student actors included Ben Bradshaw, a senior; Rachel Covato, a sophomore; Shane Meckley, a sixth-grader; Miranda Pounds, a fourth-grader; and Cyrus Murray, a first-grader. Those that attended this event thoroughly enjoyed themselves, and all were reminded of what the Christmas season is truly about.

[PHOTO: Calvary Baptist Academy’s Christmas concert presentation Tuesday of the musical “Peanut Butter Christmas” starred, in the front, from left, Miranda Pounds, Shane Meckley and Cyrus Murray; and in the back, Rachel Covato and Ben Bradshaw.  (Submitted photo/Calvary Baptist Academy)]

Yesterday, all students from Calvary Baptist Academy had the opportunity to travel to Hillsdale Rehabilitation Center to minister to the residents there.

The students had prepared Christmas cards that were handed out to the residents. The choir and some various small ensembles sang some Christmas carols to the residents. The residents also enjoyed singing carols with the students. The students looked forward to this wonderful time when they could go and brighten someone else’s day.

Last year, the students went and participated in various activities also. The residents enjoyed that so much that they requested that the students return.

Also, today all classes at the academy had their class Christmas parties. This was an enjoyable time for everyone to relax from the usual schedule and enjoy a time of fellowship and laughter with fellow classmates. They played many fun games, had gift exchanges and of course, ate lots of delicious food. This is a time of year that each student eagerly looks forward to.

Furthermore, starting at 5:30 p.m. today, Calvary Baptist alumni night is being held in the school’s gymnasium. Alumni of CBA, their families and any others wanting to attend will have a evening of competitive basketball, reuniting and, in general, lots of fun. In addition, concessions will be available for those in attendance.

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