HV18-093

Sumner County High School - a group of cheerleaders on the stage are leading a pep rally for the group sometime in the early 1950s. The girls on the stage are: (l-r) Patsy Johnson (Empson), Jean Cron, Barbara Freedle, Carolyn Elliott, Priscilla Austin, Shirley Collins, and Peggy Armstrong.  Submitted by Johnnie Freedle

A. CHRISTMAS TIME IS COME AGAIN Greetings from all the grades

B. MERRY CHRISTMAS WALTZ Rhythmettes from the Second Grade

PARADE OF THE WOODEN SOLDIERS

DON’T WAIT ‘TILL THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS

A. THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS Fifth and Sixth Grade Girls

HERE COMES SANTA CLAUS

A. THE RAG DOLL’S CHRISTMAS EVE Grades from One to Four

Characters in order of appearance

Rag Doll Joy Carol Hill

Gobo the Clown Dudley Claiborne

Rubber Doll Bobby Graves

Teddy Bear Charles Elliott

Spirit of Christmas Shirley Wattwood

Fairies Janet Farmer, Alice Denton

Bells Dorothy Legge, Karen Celland, Patsy Link, Linda Lovell

Snow Flakes Trudy Dorris, June Poole, Shelby Temple, Barbara Brooks

Holly Wreaths Linda Woodard, Betty Perdue, Camilla McCullough, Janice Jones

Ginger Bread Men Jerry Johnson, Jerry Harper, Donnie Briley, Joe Gautier

Candy Sticks Billy Ray Crunk, Preston McBride

Scotch Doll Margaret Hillburn

Irish Doll Mae Douglas Traughber

Girl and Boy Doll Wanda Utley, Robert Dimmine

Tin Soldiers Henry Dye, Bobby Rickels, John Gregory, Joe Harris, James Briley

Japanese Doll Donna Lou Wiseman

Jumping Jacks Wayne Pirtle, Glen Baird, Ward Jones

Dutch Doll Helen Webb

SCENE: Nursery of Mistress Alice on Christmas Eve

A. RUDOLPH THE RED NOSED REINDEER Fifth and Sixth Grade Boys

ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS

A. CHRISTMAS BY CANDLELIGHT Seventh and Eighth Grades

THE NATIVITY SCENE

Narrator Patsy Meyers

Mary Jean Porter Jernigan

Joseph Billy Hall

Shepherds Jimmy Woodard, Jim Beaty, Wilbourne Greene, Bobby White, Rayburn Carter

Magi Bobby Forbis, Wayne Duffer, J. R. Lamberth

Girl and Boy of Today Barbara Hill, David Lanier

ACCOMPANIST Sarah Dye

I'm not sure who was in charge of the Music Department in 1949 but I remember that Mrs. Russell Hobdy was one of the music teachers in my elementary days, also, Betty Glover. Mrs. Spencer Stinson was a popular music teacher in those days. She gave many private lessons.

This Christmas Revue was held in the auditorium of the Sumner County High School building that was completed in November of 1931 at a cost of $70,000. The building design was copied from the Isaac Litton High School in Nashville. Early in 1932 the Dramatic Club, under the leadership of Mrs. W. T. Hardison, took on the project of outfitting the new auditorium. The club chose a dark oak for the woodwork of the stage and added a velour curtain in a cerise color. Large letters, SCHS, were imprinted across the top of the valance. It was dedicated as the W. T. Hardison Auditorium and a bronze plaque bearing his name was placed above the stage. The auditorium served the school and community in many ways over the next 30 plus years.

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