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Blast from the Past – Christmas play from 1983

The cast of “Christmas in Holland” takes a bow following their performance at Batesville Elementary School in the 1983 Christmas play production. The children pictured were all 2nd graders from the class of Mrs. Shirley Andrews. The class had been studying about holiday traditions and customs in The Netherlands. Standing, from left, are Fancher Smith, Natashia Norwood, Julia Bickerstaff, Jonathan Milam, Shelly Cook, Jason Brown, John Fairbee, Robin Thornton, Trixy Butler, Michell Glover, Rebekah Baker, RaShelle Wright, Kevin Gay and Chris Tubbs. Seated in the middle row are, from left, Robin Griffin, John Paul Ellis, Deborah Rooker and Bryan Arnold. Kneeling in front are Amy Lapp, Jackie Black, Chiquitha Johnson, Cathryn Patton, Paul Poston, Kedric Allen, and Chad Smith. (Panolian file photo)