ATHENS - The Henderson County Performing Arts Center in conjunction with Hydraulic Power Services will present its Christmas show, Charlotte’s Web on December 7th, 8th, 13th, 14th and 15th at 7:30pm and December 9th and 15tt at 2pm at the theatre complex located at 400 Gibson Road in Athens, TX. 45 actors, ages 5 to 14, take the stage this Christmas Season to bring to life what the
Children’s Literature Association calls “the best American children’s book of the past two hundred years”. It is now an established play that captures the work in a thrilling theatrical presentation. It is the story of relationships, new and old, that make the show. All of the favorite characters are there: Wilbur the pig, Charlotte the spider, Templeton the rat and a bunch of unforgettable farm animals.
The Christmas show is presented each holiday season by the YES! (Youth Excellence On Stage) and is in its 20th season of performing these productions. The show is under Direction of Dennis Gilmore with support from Gary McDonald, Assistant Director; Teri Kirksey, Stage Manager; Margi Hill, Assistant Stage Manager; Sonya Stephens and
Mrs. Hill, costume design and BJ Davies as Goodies Auction Chairman.
Tickets may be purchased by calling 903-675-3908 or on line at www.hcpac.org. Non-subscriber tickets are $15.00 for adults and $10.00 for students. The show is rated Theatre G for all audiences
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Athens house burned
A Monday afternoon fire inflicted severe damage to a house at 911 W. Cayuga Dr. in Athens.
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A first for the county
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Beetle infestation in county
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“The ground beetles are not rare, but the population of them that we’re seeing now is uncommon,” Henderson County AgriLife Extension Agent Rick Hirsch said. “This is the heaviest population of ground beetles that I’ve seen in my 20-plus years in Henderson County.”
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