For the last fourteen years, Beck Dwinnell, fondly known as Miss Becky at Cook Inlet Academy (CIA), has spread the spirit of Christmas in the local area with her group of pre-school through 3rd grade students. "This is always an exciting time of the year for our kids, they love telling others about Christmas and singing for them," said Miss Becky as she prepared the 50 some carolers to spread some holiday joy through the halls at Central Peninsula General Hospital (CPGH). The young voices start preparing for their well coordinated tour about a month in advance, "It takes a lot of help from the parents, but they look forward to it as well and really enjoy the smiles it brings to those who hear the children sing," said Dwinnell.
The caroling locations are especially selected to spread as much warmth as possible at places where it is needed the most as well as public venues where everyone has an opportunity to join in the fun during the 20 minute performances. Last Thursday the CIA Carolers performed at the Heritage Place, CPGH, Safeway, Soldotna Senior Center, and Beeman's Variety. "Now I feel like it's Christmas," said one staffer, "There is nothing like the voices of children caroling to bring a smile to your face and special warmth to your heart."
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