Western Holiday Celebration in Seiad Valley

Western Style Christmas in Seiad

Thursday night after Happy Camp Elementary School had their program, the Seiad Elementary School also had a Holiday program. What a rollicking fun Western time we had!!! The students were in calico and cowboy hats with bandanas. The kindergarteners even had horses! They were of the stick variety, not live horses. They were quite appropriate for the song, about a Cowboy needs a horse.

Students came in and sat on hay bales which fit right in with the western theme. Their program had a lot of music, by band, choir and individual students, as well as stories and presentations. First the choir sang Deck the Halls. The Band played Jolly Old St. Nicholas and Go Tell Aunt Rodie. Wren Crapser and Aleesha Lange performed Shady Grove with the first and second grade dancers. A group played recorders for Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star. Kaleia Caston told the legend of mistletoe. Jordan McCartney preformed Snowman and Old MacDonald. Katreese Crawford performed Watercolors and Jingle Bells before the first graders and kindergarteners rode in on their horses.

After The Twelve Days of Christmas, Phoenix Stoner performed Santa’s Sleigh and Morning Prelude. Treva Crawford played an Old English Air and the band played Ode to Joy. Devin Jackson and Allison Head played Jingle Bells and Cyrus and Treva Crawford performed What Child is This?” The last song of the program was a fun piece, Merry Christmas Neighbor, by the entire choir. Then Santa arrived and all the babies first had an opportunity to sit on his lap, which some appreciated and some objected to!

It was fun to see how much the kids we don’t see often had grown. Jeffrey Kanawyer came up to say he had read the column about the proposed Siskiyou Crest National Monument in the newspaper. When they become mature enough to be reading the newspaper to learn about things, you have to be impressed at how they’ve grown up!