Wednesday, Dec. 14 was an evening for holiday fun as APW Elementary School hosted its Holiday Tree Family Night and Elementary Holiday Concert.
The festivities began by inviting local families into the school’s courtyard, where students and teachers had decorated lighted trees. Visitors were able to walk through and enjoy the sounds of festive music and sips of hot cocoa. Santa and Mrs. Claus were on hand to greet and visit with children while hats and gloves – donated by the Parish Library Knitting Club – were offered to withstand the night’s chilly temperatures.
The evening continued shortly thereafter as families were ushered into the school’s gymnasium. Here, the school’s Holiday Concert showcased the musical talents of their fourth, fifth, and sixth-grade band and chorus students. Students played and sang numerous holiday favorites and other winter melodies.
Both of the evening’s events were well-attended, marking a well-earned return to traditional holiday activities that had been hampered by the pandemic over the last few years.