- Published on Wednesday, 12 December 2012 21:52
- Written by Super User
Sunday evening hundreds packed the First Baptist Church of Carolina Beach for the Joy of a Child Mission Outreach’s performance of “The Scrooge and the Stooge That Almost Stole Christmas!!” The story written by Lilli Reppel and Alis Burge featured local young performers including Olivia Skinner, Madison O’Leary, Nick Latta, Lilli, Arianna and Gloria Treppel, Alis Burge, Shade and India Setzer, along with Zachary Guy. Opening music was performed by Miss Emily Burdette who sang from her album entitled “Time to Speak”, Yarrow Carmichael-Rice belted out a beautiful rendition of “I Think it’s Gonna Rain” and Mrs. Dara Newberry finished up with a beautiful piece. Dara opened the show by explaining the importance of the Joy of a Child Mission Outreach and how this year the mission is supporting fourteen families with thirty-five children. The program provides Christmas to children, “There is a lot of unrecognized poverty on this Island and unless you are aware that is exists, it is easy to pass by.”
The performance was a huge hit and showcased a very talented group of youngsters. In addition, Mr. DeWayne Guy’s Grinch was a stellar performance and Mr. Matt Treppel played a phenomenal archangel “busting a move” at the end of the show. The show directors included Molly Painter (Jesus Without the Junk), Dara Newberry and Mrs. Lisa Casey.
If you were unable to attend but would still like to be a part of this wonderful Mission Outreach Program, you can make a monetary contribution by mail payable to Joy of a Child (Attn: Molly Painter) 409 North Lake Park Blvd., Carolina Beach, N.C. 28428. Special thanks to Girl Scout Troop #1204 & #3782, John and Jacob Benoy, Pastor Jimmy Brown, Ms. Debbie Buckingham and Teresa Robinson.
A huge thanks is extended to the following businesses who so far have donated to the cause: Carolina Beach Police Department, touche, Taylors Heating and Air, The Dive/Hurricane Alleys, Jennifer House/ Make Up for You, Donna Cmar/ Marjorie Ard/ Hair for Children, Subway Carolina Beach, Bozart Family Dentistry, Beach PC, Island Tackle and Hardware, Marshall Gardens, Rex and Sons RV's, Michelangelo's, First Bike Company , Gulf Stream, Carolina Beach Furniture, A&G Barbecue and Chicken, Ned Barnes Attorney at Law, Island Gazette and Chiropractic Center of Wilmington. Remember its not too late to donate and contact Dara directly at 910-262-1137.