Christmas is for sharing

Ed Wheaton spreads some Christmas cheer: “Well Christmas is almost here, and I have enjoyed seeing the various stories of island Christmas life (on FaceBook). Remembering the Christmas concerts where we had to say our ‘pieces,’ the eighth-grade boys cutting the school Christmas tree, Miss Drury and the Seacoast Mission gifts, various people playing the role of Santa Claus, and most of all, the love in the community itself. So to all, Merry Christmas, and may the memories of Christmases past warm your home and hearts this Christmas.”

Crystal DaGraca, principal of Swans Island School, requests for the school any donations of winter hats, gloves, coats, boots and other winter wear that you no longer need. The school has already had children who forgot some of these items and needed to borrow from their small pile. “To be sure our students are warm while outside at recess, we hope that parents will send their children dressed appropriately, but when items are forgotten or misplaced, it is also essential for the school to have a small selection to offer to all ages. Thank you in advance for any donations you make to help keep our kiddos warm this winter!”

Congratulations to all the children who sang and played instruments for the Swans Island School Winter Concert this past Thursday evening. We were treated to some holiday tunes (“Jingle Bells” and “Aussie Bells” [the Australian Jingle Bells]), as well as pop tunes (“Fireworks” by Katy Perry) and musical theater works (“Do Re Mi” from “The Sound of Music”). We thank our music teacher Dan Granholm for working with our children and putting on an enjoyable concert.

Happy birthday to Andrew (Swans Island ferry), Ella Joyce, Mary Christine Joy, Judson Cease, Tom Duchesneau, Morgan Michele Matthews, Jane Stanley and John Follis.

Kimberly Haller

Kimberly Haller

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