Students walk in a Winter Wonderland at Waccamaw

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By Sam Hickman

 ASH — When classes let out Friday, most Brunswick County students were geared up for their weekends at home.


This wasn’t the case at Waccamaw School, where the fun at school was just getting started.

The school’s Parent Teacher Organization held the Second Annual Winter Wonderland at Waccamaw School, where students brought their parents, brothers and sisters, grandparents, and other family members to the school’s campus for a fun-filled night with food, treats, games and a visit from Santa.

 “We’re excited for such a large turnout,” principal Beverly Marlowe said. “Our PTO wanted to give something back to the community and the kids, and we want them to have a little fun before they leave for Christmas break.

“The people of this wonderful community are dedicated to the children. It’s like one big family.”

The program included Christmas songs by Joel Propst’s third-, fourth- and fifth-grade music classes, while members of Robyn Rhyne’s classes played handbells.

The outdoor portion of the night’s events concluded when Alicia Berry lit the Christmas tree, sending the crowd of students and their parents into an early holiday frenzy.

Students could spend their tickets to participate in different activities in each of the school buildings. Unlimited game bracelets could be purchased for $15. Activities included a cake walk, Santa’s Cookies Bean Bag Toss, a prize wheel, Pin the Carrot on Frosty, snowman bowling, face painting, treasure dig, snowball hoops and ring toss, among many others.


Sam Hickman is a staff writer for the Beacon. Reach him at 754-6890 or shickman@brunswickbeacon.com.