Christmas program entertains more than 200 people

By TV Hagenah

Over 200 family members, friends or acquaintances sat in the Tucumcari High School Auditorium Tuesday to listen to the second grade’s annual presentation of “Christmas in Rhyme and Song”.

“I thought it was just wonderful,” said Tucumcari Elementary Principal Teresa Salazar about the program that featured the talents of 68 different area second-grade students from the elementary school performing Christmas related songs, poems and skits. “I’m never in the Christmas spirit until this program and after that I’m just all ready for Christmas.”

The second grade classes of Pam Grose, Margaret Mate, Yvette McFarland, Martha Waters Roxy Seymour and Marie Slack all took part in the yearly extravaganza to celebrate the season.

“They worked so hard and did just a fantastic job,” said Mate. I thought it was wonderful.”

Songs sung by the children included: “December Is,” “Frosty the Snowman,” “Nuttin’ for Christmas,” “The Man with the Beard White as Snow,” “Let a Little Christmas” and “A Holly Jolly Christmas.”

Poems included: “Mister Snowman”, “I’m Tired of Being Good,” and “Santa Claus.”

The two skits that were created by the students and their teachers were “The Top Ten Things Never to Say When on Santa’s Lap,” by Waters’ class and “A Christmas Acrostic” by McFarland’s class.

“I thought it went great,” said Slack about the evening’s performances which among other things had students dressed as Santa Claus, reindeer and Frosty the Snowman.
Grose echoed Slack’s enthusiasm regarding the holiday event.

“It was one of the best ones we’ve ever had in many years,” said Grose. “They did super.”

Accompanying the children on the piano was music teacher Carol Gallatin.