Chewelah, located in Stevens County Washington, proves again that it may be small, but it’s mighty. This year the Gess Elementary Choir will be performing at several of the annual holiday events. The choirs mission is to bring the joy and love of The Christmas Season to everyone through the love and joy of their singing.
Friday Night the 2nd of December will find most of this small town at the Civic Center. Starting at 5:30 pm this annual event is attended by young and old alike. Featuring the Gess Elementary Choir guests will enjoy the Christmas songs sung by 4th and 5th grade students. These students have worked diligently and given up many recesses to be able to perform for their community.
Another fun feature is the horse drawn wagons that take attendees around town to tour the Christmas lights. Bundle up, it’s cold here this time of year with an average temperature of 28 Fahrenheit. Get your free wagon ride tickets early as the line can be very long and the last wagon ride leaves the back of the civic center at approximately 8:00 pm. Each ride is approximately 15 to 20 minutes in length.
The annual craft fair is a highlight for all of the local artists. Handmade gifts from jewelery to pottery grace the various displays. Perfect event to finish up your holiday shopping. There’s something for everyone at this event. This event takes place at the Civic Center and goes until 5:00 pm on the 3rd of December. Bring cash most vendors do not take credit or debit cards. Small snacks such as cookies, hot chocolate, coffee, tea and soda’s are provided for a small fee.
Night of Nativity
Enjoy nativity scenes from around the world at the LDS church located on the old highway (take Lincoln road west and it turns into the old highway LDS church is at the junction of old highway and Highway 395). Small snacks of juice and cookies are provided here as well. This event is also on December 3rd and goes until 9:00 pm.
The Gess Elementary choir will also be performing at the Long Term Care facility for residents and staff as well as a private luncheon for the Good Intent Society. If you haven’t had an opportunity to hear them sing you’re encouraged to get out and enjoy the holiday season with them.