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By Andi Bourne

"Christmas Shorts" knocks Ovando's socks off


December 31, 2020

Andi Bourne, Pathfinder

Mother Emma McNally ignores her children's constant questions and requests during the skit "Hey, Mom!" Children (L-R): Loryn Neudecker, Silas Hessler, William Applegate, Matilda Hessler (back), Mabel Hessler and Alexandria Lapka.

OVANDO – Despite the challenges presented by COVID and a shorter-than-usual time frame between Thanksgiving and winter break, Ovando students hosted their annual Christmas Program Dec. 17. The students rose to the challenge and gave their immediate families some comic relief during the hustle and bustle of the season.

Ovando School Teacher Leigh Ann Valiton explained this year's production "Christmas Shorts" written by Lucy Williams was a series of short skits, with slap-stick humor, much like a Saturday Night Live show.

This style allowed the students to perform in small groups where th...

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