As reported in The Columbia News & Martinez-Evans Times 21 years ago on Wednesday, Dec. 23, 1981.
Story Hour fascinates young readers
Children sat spellbound by Emily Middleton's voice and were fascinated by each movement of her hands as she read How the Grinch Stole Christmas. The children let out a sign of relief when the Grinch's heart grew and he returned all the gifts, food and decorations to Whoville.
About 80 children came to the Harlem Library's third Story Hour. The others were held around Halloween, then Thanksgiving. According to librarian Nancy Morrison, the library will host a story hour every other week beginning in January.
Also included in the event is a movie, which has been very popular, Morrison said.
As reported in The Columbia News 24 years ago on Wednesday, December 27, 1978.
Future Business Leaders deliver Christmas goodies
During the week of December 11, members of the Evans chapter of Future Business Leaders of America Christmas Stocking Committee worked continuously making stockings for the pediatric wards at two local hospitals.
The stockings, made of red velvet, were hand-stitched with green yarn with cotton trim around the top. A total of 50 stockings were made and stuffed with candy.
On Friday, Dec. 15, nine FBLA members visited Doctors Hospital pediatric ward and delivered a stocking to each patient. Nine different members did the same thing at the pediatric ward of St. Joseph Hospital on Tuesday, Dec. 19.
As reported in The Columbia News 60 years ago on Thursday, December 24, 1942.
Harlem presents Sacred Song and Story Service
The Music and Expression Department of Harlem High School presented a story and song program at the Methodist Church on Sunday to a large and appreciative congregation.
The spirit of Christmas ran through the program directed by instructor J.M. Hatcher. The main feature of the playlet presented was the overcoming of the spirit of hate by the spirit of love and taught a lesson of the powerful effect and influence of love in our lives at Christmas and throughout the year.
Two small children, Jane Cole and Vaughn Owens, sang a Christmas song in a remarkable way for two such youthful singers.
As reported in The Columbia News 46 years ago on Thursday, December 20, 1956.
Methodist Church features "Gift Tree"
On Sunday, Dec. 23, the Methodist Church is planning to have a church Christmas Tree featured at all the services that day beginning with Sunday school at 10 a.m.
It is planned with the purpose that every church member will make a gift to the church over and above their regular offerings.
Christmas envelopes will be provided and the gifts are to be placed on the tree. The younger pupils in Sunday school will tie their gifts onto the lower branches while the Youth Fellowship will tie on gifts of older members. All gifts will be applied to the building fund.
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