Christian school shares Christmas spirit with Kremmling
December 12, 2008
The Mountain Valley Christian Academy will host its biggest fundraiser of the school year this Sunday.
The non-denominational school, located in the Gore Range Baptist Church in Kremmling, is in its fourth year. Classes range from kindergarten through ninth grade, with 17 students in attendance this year.
The evening’s festivities include a silent auction, bake sale, food drive with raffle, chili dinner (at 5 p.m.) and Christmas carols. The main event of the evening is a play entitled “Bows of Holly” (at around 6:30 p.m.)
The production includes five songs written by playwrights Dennis and Nan Allen of Allen House Productions (of Tennessee) and also features about six children who are homeschooled in the area.
“We are so excited to have them join us, they add a lot to everything, especially the skit,” said Cathy Jones, new administrator. “We anticipate that with the wonderful support of our many local churches and homeschool families the evening will be a truly joyous Christmas event.”
The play follows the story of a teen girl who feels the burden of the homeless who don’t have enough food or clothing during the winter. She gathers her friends together to collect the necessary items to distribute, but the items are stolen from the very street people they are intended for. Director is Marlene Dalrymple, school music teacher, assisted by Jones and two other teachers, Denise Pulliam and Carol Wilson.
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Following the play, three young women will sing and present their words in sign language for three favorite Christmas songs ” “Silent Night,” “What Child Is This” and “Away in a Manger.”
Patrons are also invited to enjoy a chili dinner at $5 per person or $15 for a family of three or more. The spread, which requires reservations, includes salad, corn bread or Fritos, lemonade and iced tea.
Silent auction items include pampering items for women such as gift baskets of spa and beauty pleasures and gift certificates for things like a massage or pedicure. Items for the males of the house range from a sporty fishing and tackle bag to a hunting attraction (with vests) on a private reserve with pheasant, chucker, quail and partridge from Upland Game Bird Hunt (valued at $1,500) of Byers.
For those of you who don’t feel like, or don’t have the time to bake for the holidays, Mountain Valley Christian Academy’s bake sale will include home-baked cookies, cakes and candy.
Meanwhile, patrons are encouraged to bring food items to donate to the Kremmling Food Bank. Those who bring in a canned good (vegetables are in high demand), box of cereal, personal item or paper product, will receive a raffle ticket to win a cheesecake made by Russ Patterson. Proceeds from the other events will go toward general operations for the academy.