Area schools have completed their plans for the upcoming Christmas programs.
The Monett Intermediate School honor choir will be presenting a Christmas choir concert at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 16 at the middle school auditorium. The sixth grade band will also perform. Also on Dec. 7, the fifth and sixth grade honor choir will tour Lacoba and Benchmark nursing homes and will perform at the Monett Senior Center.
The Monett Elementary School will present its Christmas program twice on Tuesday, Dec. 7 at 6 and 7 p.m. at the middle school. This program will feature second grade only.
Berean Christian Academy will hold its Christmas program at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 9 at the First Free Will Baptist Church of Monett, located on the corners of Central and Sycamore.
St. Lawrence Catholic School will hold its Christmas program at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 16 in the parish hall.
The Pierce City Elementary School will present its annual Christmas program at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 16 in the high school gymnasium.
The Purdy winter band concert will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 16 in the high school gymnasium. The Purdy Elementary program will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 9 in the elementary school gymnasium. The Eagle Echos volunteer choir will also perform.
Verona School will host its Christmas program at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 13 in the gymnasium. The program will feature all grades.
The Verona Parents as Teachers group will be hosting "Dinner with Santa" at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 10 in the school cafeteria. Santa will be available for pictures.