“T’was the night before Christmas and all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.” The familiar refrain never fails to capture the hearts and imaginations of people young and old at Christmas time. And so a young Cabbage Patch performing arts participant decided the share these words with his Patch family during a reading at the Christmas concert.
Performing arts offer a wonderful opportunity for children to build their confidence while developing positive relationships with their peers. Was there a stumble or two during the holiday dance routines? A missed note during a song? Sure, but the audience applauded the many things the performers did WELL, encouraging them to be proud of the work they put in. The Cabbage Patch is a safe place for children to go out on a limb and share their creativity with others.
New to the holiday performance this year was a bell choir, which added the perfect festive note thanks to Christ Church United Methodist, who allowed us to use their bells. The church also contributed the expertise of Lisa Watkins, who conducted our first bell choir clinic and She provided us with lots of resources and ideas for the performance. We hope the children made her proud, as she was in the audience for the show! What is your favorite Christmas tune? Maybe we will add it to the lineup next year!