By Griffen Smith
of the Pathfinder 

Ovando play combines Christmas, Wizard of Oz

 

December 21, 2023

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Back row left-to-right: Abigail Applegate, Nora Stevenson, Loryn Neudecker, Kassidy Sharp, Audrey Stevenson, Land Neudecker, Maggie Applegate, Matilda Hessler and Silas Hessler. Second row: left to right: Alex Lapka, William Applegate, Mabel Hessler, Mabel Stevenson, Chloe Sharp, Hudson Skelton Front row left to right: Joe Lapka, Gwendolyn Hessler, Brekken Tougas, Ava Tougas

The students of Ovando's school transported out of Ovando, and even Kansas, to recite the Wizard of Oz story with a Christmas twist.

The school play featured musical numbers, the classic cast of the hit 1939 movie - all meshed with Christmas characters. Dena Hooker of Ovando elementary said the event was a great success

"It was an enchanting evening," Hooker said. "The students worked hard, as did the teachers and staff. Teacher and staff include Andrea Tougas, Patti Bartlett, Angela Williams and Tessa Stevens.

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