Anyone up early in the morning was treated to a northern lights display banded across the sky on Dec. 14. Pure white!
The Lustre community gathered at 1 p.m. at the grade school Thursday, to see the plays the children had prepared with their teachers in all grades. The fifth-sixth grade performed a classroom play, followed by poetry recitations by the seventh- eighth grade class. “To Mrs. K on her sending me an English Christmas plum cake at Paris” was recited by Holly Hilkemann and Sheila Jones.
“Christmas Trees” by Robert Frost was recited by Sidney Klatt, Justice Byers, Kayden Charette, Christ Traeholt, Al Loyd and Lucia Benade. “The House of Christmas” by G. K. Chesterton with its famous line “where God is homeless and the whole world at home” was recited by Samantha Neufeld and Grace Byers. “Three Kings” by Hendri Wadsworth Longfellow, was recited by Bryson Allen, Ashtyn Traeholt, Lauren Fast, Joel Reddig, K. J. Brown, Kencia Brown, and Wheeler Damboise.
The major players in the drama were Wheeler Damboise as Buddy the Elf, Justin Schiller as Santa, K. J Brown as Walter Hobb, Harlo Reddig as Joby, Lauren Fast and Nancy Schiller as the Kids, Jake Neufeld as Papa Elf and Elves Hannah Pancratz, Josef Olfert, Joel Reddig and Justice Byers. Chris Traeholt played Bad Santa. Mr. Prince Agbisit’s kindergarten through fourth grade choir sang their songs so enthusiastically and “Santa Claus is coming to town” was a real hit. The entire school was involved in the musical with its dancing. Many thanks to Jeanne Matthyser and Ligia Early, directors of the plays, and to Mrs. Dawson Olfert for helping students learn the poetry. Thanks to John Dubose for his leadership.
The program finished with the LCHS drama class presenting “A Night in Bethlehem”.
Directed by Dela Cruz, they looked back in silouqouies to this very special night that changed history and brought grace and forgiveness to man. Jaden Gibson played Mary, Cayden Klatt played Joseph, Brian Guedes, Terran Joseph and Clay Reddig played the shepherds, with their sheep being Johnslee Pierre and Nathan Fast. The wisemen were Ifeanyichukwu Aniobi, Byron Ewing and Gabe Sapp. Accompanist was Hannah Brown, and Meridith Valentine played the part of a customer. The Innkeeper was played by Diek Olfert. It was a fine performance.