Darlene Haggerton, foreground, concentrates on her songbook during the Mineola Civic Center Jingle Bell Bash Thursday night. Jackie Bowling, in the row behind her, joins others in the audience providing some percussion for “Jingle Bells.” That’s Lucy Carr (barely visible) seated behind Haggerton.
(Monitor photos by Doris Newman)
Mineola Civic Center Manager Nancy Murphy led Christmas carols during the Jingle Bell Bash Thursday at the civic center. She invited all children present to join her on stage for a couple of songs and the line extended off the stage. Rafael Espinoza provided musical accompaniment as well. They were followed by the Harvest Bluegrass Band and the evening culminated with visits with Santa and professional photos for those who wanted them. There were hot beverages and popcorn and a civic center representative said the event was well attended.