This week I returned once again to Lakeside Chautauqua for a visit which included a “Goodnight, Manger” author story time. Hosted by Bev and Joan, the lovely booksellers at the Fine Print Book Store, our Christmas-themed story time took place this Monday morning at 10:00 am. I hope the pictures below capture the fun we had. Thanks to all for a great time!
Ahead of time, Bev and Joan did a terrific job of promoting the event which took place at Green Gables, the charming Victorian home of the Lakeside Women’s Club.
The story time began with a cheerful rendition of “Jingle Bells!” with bells and all. Next, to remind us of the real Christmas story, we enjoyed a lively pageant with children and parents playing the key roles. We even had sheep, a camel, and a cow!
My basket served as the perfect impromptu manger for Baby Jesus.
Then it was time to introduce Rooster, read “Goodnight, Manger”, and sing a lullaby to Baby Jesus.
Afterwards, everyone enjoyed a simple ornament craft and coloring page. I even got to sign a few books!
Merry Christmas… in August to all!