Christmas Cheer for Elderly Sharing the Christmas Story

March 01, 2010

Under the direction of Aleida Quick, teacher at St. Maries Christian School, and Sue Clark, volunteer aide, along with the help of , Suzie Neveau, volunteer parent and art teacher, the students of the 2008–2009 school year made marionettes to depict the Nativity story. They were used for the 2008 Christmas program at the St. Maries Church. Mrs. Quick stored the marionettes for use again for this Christmas. This year Mrs. Quick and Sue Clark took the program on the road. They presented the program for the residents of the Valley Vista Care Center and Assisted Living Center in St. Maries, Idaho. When the students walked out with their marionettes, smiles came to the faces of the elderly people. They were caught up in the program and truly enjoyed it. After the program, students took their marionettes around and greeted the residents.