2012-01-26 / Letters to the Editor

Thanks to everyone involved with pageant

The Jamestown Christmas pageant once again beautifully presented the Christmas story in a very meaningful way to the community who gathered Christmas Eve on Shoreby Hill. Thanks to everyone who came out for this heartwarming tradition.

The list of islanders who made this event a reality seems almost endless. The willingness of Jamestowners to give their time and talents not only at Christmas, but throughout the year, makes this town the exceptional place that it is.

First, I would like to thank the Jamestown Lions Club for sponsoring the pageant each year. Next, I would like to thank everyone who was an actor in this live nativity. You were all fantastic! The sheep, goat and donkey were wonderful additions to the nativity scene as well. Thank you to Vivi Valentine and William Hutchinson for making it possible for the animals to be part of the pageant and adding to the evening’s magic.

Many thanks to Matt Bolles, Kelly Curran and Prim Bullock for providing us with beautiful music and carols. Sincere appreciation also goes to Ray Dunlevy, Jim McLoughlin and Jean Silvia for sharing the readings and blessings with us.

I cannot forget to thank all the people who helped out tirelessly behind the scenes. Special thanks to Julie Wilson, Jane Lee, Susan Pratt, Lisa Lawless and Susan Baccari.

Thanks so much to Bill Munger and his staff at Conanicut Marine Services for their generous assistance with construction of the set and stringing the lights on the tree. Thanks to Bob Bailey for providing us with the lighting throughout the performance.

Thank you Bill Piva, Jill Goldstein and Andrea Masterson for all your help. Also, thank you to Suzanne O’Donnell, John Murphy, Michelle Gibbs and Jim Archibald for their assistance on the committee.

Finally, I would like to thank our pageant’s founder, Jeanne Bunkley. Thanks to her inspiration we have all been able to reflect as a community on the true meaning of Christmas.

Best Wishes for the New Year!

Mary Waddington

Ledge Road

Jamestown

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