As the song says, “It’s the most wonderful time of the year” and what better way to kick off the holiday season, than to join Upriver Youth Leadership Council for a night of musical and theatrical fun, as they take amazing local talents to the stage for their annual holiday show.

The “Olde Fashioned Christmas Show” will feature local talent from around the Clearwater Valley in a night of singing, performing and dancing to the greatest songs of the season.

The show is set for Saturday, Dec. 7, at 6 p.m. at the Kamiah American Legion Post on Main Street. Doors will open at 5:30. Tickets are $5 for Adults, $3 for seniors/students K-12, Veterans and children under four are free.

UYLC has a limited number of family scholarships available.

“We are proud to bring back our Christmas show again this year,” said UYLC Executive Director Sharlene Johnson.

“It was a huge hit last year and adding this event to our very successful “UYLC Festival of Trees” gives our local talent a chance to shine on stage along with the twinkling lights on our spectacular trees and wreaths. We are very excited to present this show in Kamiah. It will be a great way to start the holiday season.”

Proceeds from the show and the Festival of Tree’s Auction will help with Teen Center expenses in 2019, Johnson added.

The acts are very diverse, from Christmas ballroom dancing exhibits to a bagpipe performance.

The Valley singers and the Clearwater Valley High School Choir will also be joining in the festivities. Locals Josh Crosby, Amy Sedgewick, Kathleen Shown, Marty Graham, Trena Schleiper, and Elizabeth Nuxoll will be singing all your Christmas favorites as well as originals. 

Sisters Dahlia and Arizona Hendren have been practicing a duo especially for the program.

There will also be a compelling reading of “The Night Before Christmas” by KHS drama coach Jody Dow. 

During intermission Ted Weeks will search the crowd for the highest bidders for the UYLC Festival of Trees Live auction, along with a pie social featuring homemade pies by the valley’s greatest bakers. 

The evening will end with Christmas caroling and Chinese lanterns on Main Street. 

 This show is sure to delight both young and old, make plans to start a new Christmas tradition and begin your holiday season with this festive show! For more information or (208)-743-0392.

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