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By Andi Bourne

Ovando School features "The Nutcracker Prince"


January 2, 2020

Andi Bourne, Pathfinder

As Clara (Sawyer Hessler) gazes at her new nutcracker doll she received from her Uncle Drosselmeyer, Storyteller Cindy Francis explains the special bond developing between the two.

OVANDO – Attendees at Ovando School's annual holiday production were treated to a story of caring, perseverance and childhood memories as the 10 students and three community members performed "The Nutcracker Prince" the evening of Dec. 19.

After receiving a nutcracker as a gift from her Uncle Drosselmeyer (Kyle deRonnebeck), Clara (Sawyer Hessler) is distraught when her brother Fritz (Silas Hessler) breaks it. Her uncle assures her that everything will be fine in the morning. She said a prayer as she placed him under the Christmas tree for the night.

The dolls beneath the tree come alive...

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