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St. Francis Prep rings in holiday season with tree
lighting and performance of ‘Shrek the Musical’
BY CARLOTTA MOHAMED
‘Tis the season to be festive and St.
Francis Prep in Fresh Meadows has a holiday
lineup of special events that will be
guaranteed fun for the family.
On Friday, Dec. 6, at 8 p.m., Prep’s
Alvernian Drama Society, under the
direction of Donna Mejia, will present
“Shrek the Musical,” with book and lyrics
by David Lindsay-Abaire, and music by
Prior to the show, Prep will host its annual
tree lighting event — organized by David
Ganci, Prep’s longtime director of student
activities — in the school’s library at 6 p.m.
Christmas carols will be performed by
Prep’s Chamber Choir under the direction
of David Kobayashi, Esq., and there will be
goodies, too. Th ere will also be an opportunity
to donate a toy for “Toys for Tots.”
Th ere will also be another show of
“Shrek the Musical” on Saturday, Dec.
7, at 7 p.m. Full price general admission
tickets are $12. Students and seniors pay
$6. Tickets are available in the art offi ce
at anytime or at the door before the show.
Th e day will be a celebration of the
four Golden Links of a Franciscan education.
Academic, in that students will
be attending classes that day; physical, in
that there will be a pep rally and basketball
game aft er school; spiritual, in that
the tree will be blessed; and social, in supporting
St. Francis Prep is located at 6100
Francis Lewis Blvd. For more information,
contact: Jeanne Buccino, art chairperson,
at email@example.com, or
David Ganci, director of student activities:
at 718-423-8810, ext. 224, or at dganci@
St. Francis Preparatory High School in Fresh Meadows.