Midvale Column 12.5.18
 Eye Spy at the Midvale Library!   Last Thursday, November 29th, Midvale Library participated in the Family Reading Week program. This year’s theme was “Find it at the Library.” We had 14 kids participate, ages 3-14! Even though we had a wide range of ages present, everyone was engaged and having a great time. 
We started off with Eye Spy Bingo, a fun game for all ages that Story Hour presenter Kathie Gladhart brought. After a few rounds of Bingo the group enjoyed some delicious cookies made by Angela Dotson of Manna N’ More! Then the kids were given magnifying glasses and we looked at some Eye Spy  Where’s Waldo and other seek and find books. To end the program the kids got to pick from a variety of free books, donated by First Lady Lori Otter and the Idaho Commission for Libraries. There is also an interactive “Eye Spy” bulletin board that will be up for one more week. Come on in and see if you can spy everything on the list!
Ethel & Dean Jessup joyfully report the birth of their 23rd great-grandchild, Liam Dean Albright, who was  born to Brandon and Paige on December 1st. Starting out at 4 lbs. 5 oz., but with a 6 ft. 5 in. father, he'll probably soon be catching up. He is the first grandchild of Jeanne Jessup Albright.
The Upper Country Singers concert in the packed Fairgrounds Hall in Cambridge on Sunday was the best ever! Many thanks go to Director Debbie Warren, the 50 singers, and the 12 youngsters in the Children’s Choir, who dedicated much of their time the last several months for practices. The Singers even found time to decorate the hall and bake huge amounts of cookies! 
The program began with a harmonica prelude solo by Dennis Cooper. Levi Morris again expertly handled the sound system, director Shane Kemert and members of BRIK Dance Academy, age 3-18,    and      presentation of “Nutcracker Jingles and Candy Cane Lane.”  
Thanks to The McNallys for their fun “Santa Claus is Coming to Town,” Davy Nudo for “Christmas Cookies,” Phillip and Anita DuBose for the  “Little Drummer Boy;”    Harmony Rebman and Elsie and Janna Stoltzfus for  “A Winter Night”;   “Happy Birthday Jesus” solo by Alyssa Britton; “Could I Hold the Baby?” by the children’s choir featuring soloists Caroline Stoltfus, Dusty Longtin, Anthony Soto and Jessie Nauman; “Sweet Little Jesus Boy” by soloist Lynn Parker; “A Christmas Hallelujah featuring soloist Megan Reynolds; and ending with “A Christmas Blessing.”  We are already looking forward to hearing the Upper Country Singers next year! 
Roger and Emily Hayden’s Christmas Open House was held in their home after the Upper Country program. The evening featured lots of great food and fellowship and a good time was had by all.  Jack adds that we probably all gained two or three pounds!