Old-Fashioned Christmas

The annual Old-Fashioned Christmas was held in the one-room Bull Run Schoolhouse on December 4, 2016 at two o'clock in the afternoon.  




This year everyone was welcomed by a snowflake theme for the Christmas gathering.  


Attendees enjoyed refreshments of homemade cookies and snacks, coffee, tea, hot chocolate, and holiday punch.




Charles Sweeny, the Master of Ceremonies, opened the program with a snowflake welcome and snowflake prayer.






Eight girls from Daisy Troop 40150 recited the following poem while holding their homemade snowflake.



Five Little Snowflakes

Five little snowflakes sitting on the gate,
The first one said "On my, it's getting late."

The second one said, "Jack Frost is in the air."
The third one said, "But we don't care."

The fourth one said, "Let's whirl and twirl away."
The fifth one said, "It's such a sunny day."

Oo- oo!! went the wind, and out came the sun,
and the five little snowflakes blew off to have fun!





Farley Mitchell and Ed Lewis played their guitar instruments while everyone joined in singing traditional Christmas songs.


The audience shared personal memories and stories.  


Pictured here is Gale Walizer who found his seat at the back of the room when he first entered the school commenting that it was the same seat he sat at when he attended school here.






Last but not least, the Belsnickel (Jerry Miller) arrived giving out nuts and candy.

After the program, the 23 children that attended enjoyed making their own unique snowflake craft.


Snowflake Poem


Like a beautiful snowflake,

You’re one of a kind.

A miracle from heaven,

An exceptional find.

Here’s hoping your Christmas

Is extraordinary, too - - -

Beautiful, Wonderful,


Special - Like You!



Happy Holidays!




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