Voices rang through the halls of Montello Manor on Monday, December 20th. Some of the 7th and 8th graders of Holy Cross Jr. High went Christmas caroling to those who weren’t able to get out during the joyous season. The reason for this mini concert is that all the students were generous enough to bring in a gift for one of the elderly people in the nursing home. Each patient requested one item, and the students were delivering it to them, This is a tradition that has been taking place for a few years at the school.

“It feels so nice and so self-satisfying to be able to light up peoples’ faces when you bring the gifts in and start caroling,” said Annie Helmkamp, an 8th grader.

Some of the songs included “Rudolf the Red-Nosed Reindeer,” “We Wish You a Merry Christmas,” and many other classic favorites. Piano soloists also played songs, including “Carol of the Bells,” “O Little Town of Bethlehem,” and “O Holy Night.”

The students really enjoy entertaining these people, and they know that it is truly appreciated. This tradition is surely going to last for many years to come.


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