Bethlehem Southern Methodist Church

The 175-year-old sanctuary of Bethlehem Southern Methodist Church will be the setting for the Holly Hill Music Club’s “Home for Christmas: A Tribute to Our Country” at 5 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 11. Proceeds from the event will benefit the club’s Marylee Avinger Bennett Scholarship and Reta Way McLeod Scholarship for performing arts education students.

T&D CORRESPONDENT G.W. HALL

HOLLY HILL -- The Holly Hill Music Club will present "Home for Christmas: A Tribute to Our Country" at Bethlehem Southern Methodist Church at 5 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 11.

“We invite everyone to come and hear the sounds of the season,” said Patti Connor, a member of the club. “We’re going back in time to listen to an old-time radio Christmas show spotlighting our wonderful United States of America. Music will be performed by Holly Hill Music Club members and friends.”

In addition to Connor, Holly Hill Music Club members who will perform in or assist with the event include Barbara S. Blitch, Margaret Edwards, Rae Beth Fultz, Esther Gardener, Dale Goodwin, Teresa Hinnant, Phyllis Hopkins, Joanne Jeffers, Pam Johnson, Doris Murray, Mimi Meyer, Susan O’Connell, Carolyn Parler, Donna Rorabaugh, Ann Rush, Jean Schell, Connie Shuler, Mary Tindal, Celeste Singletary, Betty White and Eugenia Wiggins.

Selections will include "Silent Night," "Blue Christmas," "White Christmas," "O Christmas Tree," "What Child is This," "I’ll Be Home for Christmas," "Silver Bells" and "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas."

“We have a committee that plans the two big programs we do every year, and one of our members said, ‘Why don’t we do this like an old-time radio show?’” Connor said. “Then we started looking things up on the internet and brought all of our ideas together, and it just materialized into what we have now.”

The performance will take place in the sanctuary of the 175-year-old Bethlehem Southern Methodist Church.

Refreshments will be served in the church's Fellowship Hall following the performance.

Proceeds from the event will benefit the Marylee Avinger Bennett Scholarship and the Reta Way McLeod Scholarship.

“We would love to have more scholarship recipients,” Connor said, adding that Pierce Burch is the only local student now benefiting from one of the club’s scholarships. “Recipients can include band students, voice students, piano students, or drama students. To be eligible for the scholarship, a student must be a high school senior who is going on to college to pursue education in the performing arts.”

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