Barkley Bridge third graders present classic Christmas play
Clif Knight, Hartselle Enquirer
Third grade students at Barkley Bridge Elementary School were featured in the presentation of Charles Dickens’ classic “A Christmas Carol” on Friday, Dec. 15 in the school concourse. The play was presented twice by two casts for the entertainment of fellow students, parents, faculty and guests.
The story centers around a stringy old businessman, Ebenezer Scrooge, and a dedicated, longtime employee, Bob Cratchitt, and his impoverished family.
Scrooge, a rich man, is determined to get the last ounce of creative energy from his employee even though he begs for a day off for the Christmas to be with his family and help to have an operation performed on his paralytic son, Tiny Tim.
Scrooge’s attitude begins to change when he is confronted by Christmas Spirits from the past, present and future.
In the end he gladly gives Cratchitt a raise in pay, foots the bill for Tiny Tim’s medical expenses and throws a lavish Christmas party for the Cratchitt family and all of the other families who work for him.
The role of Scrooge was played by Brandon Walker and Grant Jared. Bob Cratchitt was played by Jaxson Peebles and Jack Hundley.
Other members of the cast were the following:
Narrators: Hunter Montgomery, Reagan Bowling, Zachary Robinson, Natalie Blackwood, Allison Burgess, Kristen Grimm, Tess McAbee and Savannah Lemmons.
Marley: Levi McDaniel and Trent Sivley.
Spirit of Christmas Past: Holly Blankenship and Pam Drake.
Spirit of Christmas Present: Hannah Sapp and Haley Hargett.
Spirit of Christmas Future: Lance Compton and Eric Stephenson.
Scrooge as a Boy: Jackson Roberts and Zachary Hayes.
Dick: Brady Smith and Lane Anders.
Mrs. Cratchitt: Lori Blaylock and Callie Partlow.
Martha Cratchitt: Molly Killian and Olivia Godsey.
Peter Cratchitt: Mark Hunter and Heath Grimes.
Younger Cratchitt: Austin Etienne, Ashley Segars, Caleb Finn and Hayden Jones.
Tiny Tim: Jayce Johnson and Storm Smith.
Fred: Ty Goodwin and Jake Tiffin.
Fred’s wife: Tara Faulk and Deanna Helms.
Mrs. Fozziwig: MacKenna Kaup and Madaline Zanda.
Workers: Elizabeth Beach, Devan Deloach, Matt Green, Amanda Mack and James Ashley.
Boy w/Butcher: Noah Fortner and Autumn Eddy.
Butcher: Jake Chaney and Wilson Greene.
Carolers: Sydney Nesmith, Logan Miller, Chloe Thompson, Jackson Harris, Brianna Shaddix, Aladee Thompson, Kennadi Hogan, Haley Holmes, Kira Mullican.
Stage Hands: Tommy Pugh, Luke McDaniel and Dawson Ward.
Sound &Curtains: Rena Walker, Kaelyn Loogin and Seth Ballew.
Programs: Jessica Salazar and Madison Timmons.
Directors: Third grade teachers Kim Jared, John Mark Waynick, Wendy Clemons and Angie Harris.
Music: Sherri Rahm.