Marie Mason Lenard Smith performs at the Lincoln County Community Christmas Concert last Friday evening

Marie Mason
Lenard Smith performs at the Lincoln County Community Christmas Concert last Friday evening

County residents braved a heavy snowstorm to attend the annual Lincoln County Community Christmas Concert last Friday evening. This year, the multi-denominational event was held at the LDS Church in Caliente.

The Methodist Church Choir from Panaca was unable to attend this year due to the storm that draped the area in snow just hours before the concert was to begin. Heavy snow came down for about two to three hours and a few inches accumulated on the roads.

For those who did make it, performers put on an enjoyable concert for the community.

Performing at the concert was the Holy Child Catholic Church singing “Maranatha,” “Children Run Joyfully” and “Do You Hear What I Hear.”

Anna Gloeckner performed the song “Breath of Heaven,” which celebrates Mary the mother of Jesus. It was a song that hits close to home to how a mother really feels.

The Caliente LDS Church Choir then performed a song called “The Nativity.”

Jessica Truman performed the songs “Silent Night” and “Still, Still, Still” on the piano as a solo.

Lenard Smith, who has been playing the violin for over 70 years and is 90 years old, performed the song “The First Noel” and “Christ is Born Today.”

The Pearson Family and Don Ficken, forming a barbershop quartet performed “I Heard the Bells on Christmas” and “We Need a Little Christmas.”

To close the concert, everyone sang “O Little Town of Bethlehem,” “Hark the Herald Angels Sing” and “Silent Night.”

Afterwards everyone enjoyed some hot cocoa and potluck food.

It was an enjoyable evening, as people from various faiths came together to celebrate the birth of Jesus.