The skies are heavy-laden with moisture and it is snowing, which is not unusual for an Easter Sunday. Plus, this special day is late this year and at nearly 9,000 feet one might expect something like this to happen. Besides, April showers bring May flowers.
Before we continue with this Report, I need to apologize for a big typo mistake in last weeks column. Tom Rowles wished to tell his friends that he was on his way to his home state of Pennsylvania and will try to return for a visit some day. I mispelled his name and whoever in the world would recognize the name Roller when his name is Rowles. Im sorry Tom.
Our Rico pre-school and elementary students presented their spring play entitled Traveling to Tondo. The students and teachers adapted the play from a book by author Verna Aardema. The cast included jungle animals who could talk and one human who was Bill the hunter. These children are as much at home on the stage as they are in the classroom. Truly, we laughed and clapped. The cast was a real hoot as they say. I mean, have you ever seen a jungle turtle who met with a not-so-nice elephant that flipped him over on his back and the turtles arms and legs were flailing. Naughty elephant! The cast, in order of appearance, was Eric, Adeline, Taylor, Trintee, Emmy, Mae with her 4 foot tall giraffe neck costume, Julie, Clara, Jude, Peyton, Jagger and Arabella. A big thank you to director Miss Barbara, assistant director Laurie Adams, Kim Jones for costumes, Karyn Reid for music, teachers Miss Tara and Miss Nancy, and Amy Larsen and Julie Huldin for the lifelike jungle backdrop.
Marlene Hazen has lived in Rico for two decades. An active member of the community, she participates in organizations such as the Rico Womens Club and Rico Historical Society.