2005-12-08 / News

Christmas pageant preparations underway


The annual Christmas Pageant is set for Saturday, Dec. 24, beginning at 5 p.m. on the lower Shoreby Hill Green.

The pageant is a living tableaux of the humble birth of Jesus Christ in a barn in Bethlehem.

A costume fitting and dress rehearsal will be held on Saturday, Dec. 17, at 10 a.m. at the Community Center.

This year’s participants include Fire Chief Jim Bryer as Joseph and Madison Auch as Mary. The three wisemen are played by Mike Swistak, Bruce Sundlun, and Robert Edgar.

The Manger Angel is Mariah Messenger, the Tree Angel is Libby LaMantia and other angels are played by Eliza Kallfelz, Sophie Primiano, Rachel Warner, Tori Martin, Raeshelle DeValerio, Lucy Jones, Cara Liberati, and Molly Sheekey.

Shepherds are played by members of the Lions Club, the Rotary Club, the VFW and American Legion, and Boy Scouts. They are Bob Dolan, Mary Kelly, Mike Schnack, Win Reed, John McGrath, Jimmy Perry, Ron Lindgren, Nick Lutes, and Cameron Toppa.

A sheep are provided by Watson Farm, and a donkey is “in the works.”

This year’s pageant committee includes Susan W. Lutes, Jeanne Bunkley, Bill Munger, Matt Bolles, Don Richardson, Jim McLoughlin, Mary Waddington, and Mary Heath.

Readers will be Ray Dunlevy, Jim A. McLoughlin, and Charlotte Richardson.

Special thanks go to Fred Brome, Matt Bolles, Win Reed, Dave Volpe, Lauren Marsh, Bill Munger, the Minto family, the committee members & the Lower Shoreby Hill Association.

Anyone going to the pageant should bring a flashlight for safety purposes and to read the Christmas Carol song sheets. There will be no pageant if it rains.

Committee members thank recently retired pageant organizing committee members, who worked many years to bring the pageant to Jamestown. They are Tinny Biddle, Nancy and Jennie Cloud, Martha Milot, and Ann Biddle.

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