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Wednesday, November 24, 1999

Christmas trees to be decorated

Christmas has arrived at the West of the Pecos Museum.

Twelve live Christmas trees will be decorated by area schools in the museum's special exhibit room.

After the holidays the trees will be planted at the respective schools, this will be the 11th year this successful program has taken place.

Individuals and businesses are needed to sponsor the trees for a $50 donation. For more information contact the museum at 445-5076.

Classes celebrate Thanksgiving

The students in two of the classes at Austin Elementary School celebrated the Thanksgiving holidays with special programs and dinners.

The students in Diana Rodriguez' first grade class at Austin Elementary celebrated the Thanksgiving holidays with a special Thanksgiving program presented especially for the parent's enjoyment. The students were dressed in colorful Pilgrim and Indian costumes, sang songs, and presented Thanksgiving recitations.

The students sang, "The Things I'm Thankful For," and "God is Good." They did a recitation on "The First Thanksgiving."

They sat down to a feast with their family and friends dining on delicious traditional foods. The program and dinner were a great success. Rodriguez and her class would like to thank the parents for helping to make this holiday season special for the students.

The students were videotaped during the program for later viewing on the educational channel (48), which will be aired for future viewing.

In conjunction, the students in Patricia Matthew's first grade class and Lillian H. Creasy's Special Education Class at Austin, celebrated their Thanksgiving holiday with their parents, grandparents and friends.

The class presented a beautiful program for their guests which included, a story about, "The First Thanksgiving," sang songs which included, "The Things I'm Thankful For," and "God is so Good," gave a special presentation with "Mr. Turkey," played by Danielle Gonzales, and recited a poem entitled, "Turkey in the Barnyard" pantomimed by the entire class.

The students were elaborately dressed in colorful Pilgrim and Indian costumes made by the parents. They dined on turkeys, hams, delicious salad and vegetable dishes. The desserts were superb.

The entire celebration was video taped for future viewing by the children and will be aired later on the educational channel, for others to view.

Matthews thanks God to have such wonderful parents and children to work with each year.

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