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December 11, 2012
FALLS CITY -- Students at Falls City Elementary School are preparing to create a little Christmas cheer at a holiday concert Monday evening.
First- through eighth-graders will perform traditional and fun Christmas tunes for the community to enjoy starting at 7 p.m. at the Falls City High School gym, 111 N. Main St.
Organizer Barbara Spencer said last year's event proved to be more popular than expected.
"Everyone seemed to enjoy it," Spencer said. "We had a packed crowd, so that's why we moved to the (high school) gym. It's a fun show."
Monday's concert, sponsored by the Falls City Parent Group, is also a food drive to benefit the Seventh-day Adventist food bank.
The 2011 show was the revival of the on-again-off-again Falls City Christmastime tradition. Spencer said not only is it a way to celebrate the holidays, but it also gives students a chance to sing and perform in front of a crowd.
"We just always look for ways to add experiences for the kids, to try to stretch their world a little bit," Spencer said. "They don't get music regularly during class."
Students have been rehearsing their songs since before Thanksgiving, so audience members should be assured a fun time, Spencer said.
"The kids have worked really hard," she added.
What: Falls City Elementary School holiday concert.
When: Monday, 7 p.m.
Where: Falls City High School gym, 111 N. Main St. Falls City.
Admission: Free. Food donations will be accepted for the Seventh-day Adventist food bank.
For more information: 503-787-3521.