Cumberland, Maryland (Entertainment)
by Antonio LaManca and Helen Dawson and her orchestra.
On February 17, 1927, pupils of Columbia Street School presented the operetta, "The Fairy Shoemaker." Over one hundred were in the cast.
On March 17, 1928, the Declamation Contest of Penn Avenue High School was held in the school auditorium. Winners were Elizabeth Watkins and Melvin Sack. Miss Watkins' reading was "The Punishment of Mary Louise." Mr. Sack held the audience spellbound with his relating of the story of the death of Benedict Arnold.
On December 20, 1929, the pupils of grades five and six of Gephart School, Frederick Street, presented "The Story of Christmas" and again on December 21, Wednesday, at 7:45 PM. Characters were angels, shepherds, wisemen, Mary and Joseph, and a thirty voice chorus.
On December 17, 1915, at Centre Street School, the pupils gave short plays based on Charles Dickens' "Christmas Carol." There were nineteen skits.
On April 8, 1916, Arbor Day was observed at Centre Street School. A tree was planted in memory of the late George M. Perdew, former principal. The pupils also planted many flower seeds. Two hundred eighty pupils took part.
A music festival was held at Fort Hill High School auditorium on April 21, 1946, with the combined high schools of Allegany County, and was well received by a large crowd. Both Allegany and Fort Hill High Schools took part. Directors were, at Allegany, Dorothy Willis on, and at Fort Hill, Dorothy Sebree Pelling. The program opened with "The Tannhauser March" and closed with "The Star Spangled Banner."
Miller, Herman J.
Mayor and Council, City of Cumberland
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Cumberland (Md.), history
Cumberland (Md.), 1700-1976