Holiday programs planned
Area schools have completed plans for holiday programs in December.
The Monett sixth through 12th grade bands will be performing a winter concert at 7 p.m. on Dec. 13 in the Monett Middle School gymnasium.
The Monett Intermediate School honor choir will perform at 6:30 p.m. on Dec. 8 in the Monett Middle School auditorium. On Dec. 16, the fifth and sixth grade honor choir will tour Lacoba and Benchmark nursing homes and will perform at the Monett Senior Center.
The Monett Middle School choir will hold a concert at 7 p.m. on Dec. 19 at New Site Baptist Church.
The Monett High School choir will perform a concert at 7 p.m. on Dec. 13 at New Site Baptist Church.
The Monett Elementary School will present its Christmas program twice on Tuesday, Dec. 6 at 6 and 7 p.m. in the elementary school cafeteria. The program will feature second grade only.
Monett High School's annual Christmas assembly will be held in the gymnasium at 9:40 a.m. on Dec. 7. Miss Merrie Christmas will be crowned during the assembly.
Berean Christian Academy will hold its Christmas program at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 1 at the First Free Will Baptist Church of Monett, located on the corners of Central and Sycamore.
St. Lawrence Catholic School in Monett will offer its Christmas program at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 11 in the parish hall.
St. Mary's Catholic School in Pierce City will present its Christmas program at 7 p.m. on Dec. 13 in the school gymnasium for pre-kindergarten through eighth grades.
The Pierce City Elementary School will present its annual Christmas program at 7 p.m. on Dec. 15 in the high school gymnasium.
Purdy band students will perform a concert at 7 p.m. on Dec. 12 in the high school gymnasium. The Purdy Elementary's Christmas program will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 1 in the elementary gymnasium.
Purdy High School will host its annual Mr. and Miss Christmas ceremony at 2:45 p.m. on Dec. 9 in the gymnasium.
Verona School will hold its Christmas program at 6:30 p.m. on Dec. 12 in the gymnasium. The program will feature all grades.
The Verona Parents as Teachers group will be hosting "Dinner with Santa" from 5 to 8 p.m. on Dec. 6 in the school cafeteria. Santa will visit and pictures will be taken.