The Eighteenth Annual Old Fashioned Christmas Celebration was a great success!
Malone Chapel was filled to overflow with parents’ grandparents and community citizens as they gathered to celebrate Christmas the old fashioned way.
The celebration began with a musical program presented by Indian Springs Youth ensemble followed by Semmes First Baptist Children’s Choir and the telling of the Christmas Story.
A surprise gift of a tiny hand painted ornament depicting the Nativity scene and the shepherds in the field was presented to each child.
Open house at the Log Cabin Museum contained a cedar Christmas tree decorated with wooden ornaments, icicles, and a handmade silver star on top. Under the tree were homemade gifts and a few that might have been ordered from the Sears Roebuck Catalog or purchased at Semmes Country Store. To the delight of the Children and parents, each child received an old fashion gift; a brown paper sack tied with a red ribbon containing an Apple and a candy cane.
The Celebration continued with Christmas Caroling in the gazebo, and a time for children to try out the see saws on the play ground on the way to the school house for refreshments.
The school house with oil lamps burning (providing light) was all decked out with, fresh greenery, and a Christmas tree. Cookies and warm apple cider were served. The cider was kept warm in a pot simmering on the school wood stove.
Semmes First Baptist Children's Choir- Ambraly Purvis Director
-Indian Springs Baptist Church Youth Ensemble-Diane Moore Director
Jonathan Smith-Lott Rd Church of God Worship Leader
Photos - JoAnne McKnight
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