Christmas show benefits Butterfly House

Tuesday, December 20, 2016
Judy Hampton singing Have a Holly Jolly Christmas

The annual Manila Christmas Show to benefit the Butterfly House in Manila was held Dec. 10 at the Manila Airport Center.

Mike Doyle, station manager of KASU and instructor of ASU Department of Media, joined Dale Murphy serving as emcees for the event.

Doyle recognized Dana Deaton, founder of the Butterfly House, and Joe Chipman who helps coordinate the show each year.

Santa and Mrs. Claus visited with Dana Deaton at the annual Christmas Show to benefit the Butterfly House.

Deaton spoke briefly expressing her appreciation to everyone who came out to support the Butterfly House.

"We are here to celebrate the birth of Jesus and to raise money for the Butterfly House.

"Right now there are three women's lives this is helping to change," she said. "They have a place to live, a job, and are able to have hope because of your help."

The Butterfly staff and residents made homemade items for a bake sale and took charge of the concession stand.

Singers included Judy Hampton singing Have a Holly Jolly Christmas and Rockin Around the Christmas Tree to kick off the first half of the show.

The Manila First Baptist Children's Choir sang God Has a Plan and You Can Trust a Promise of God.

A duet, Baby It's Cold Outside, was performed by Micah Lancaster and Josh McQueen.

Dale Murphy sang Mary Did you Know.

Hampton took the stage once again to sing Santa Claus is Comin' to Town as Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus arrived to pose for pictures with the children during intermission.

The second half of the show included Hampton's singing Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer followed by Murphy's Blue Christmas.

Emcee Doyle read scriptures leading into the song What Child Is This by Destinyh Kirkham, accompanied on the guitar by Bryan Shanks.

Dana Deaton and Libby James sang O Holy Night accompanied by Zach James on the guitar.

Deaton sang Silent Night accompanied by Bryan Shanks.

Mr. Doyle recognized the veterans attending. He presented a gift to Bob Rothfus, World War II veteran, who traveled from Hardy for the show.

Deaton closed the show by singing Most Wonderful Time of the Year.

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