Jacksonville Public Library presents ‘Kit’s Birthday Bash’
Approximately 60 girls and 80 siblings and adults enjoyed the 16th annual American Girl Program at Jacksonville Public Library on March 14. The program is held every March to celebrate Women’s History Month. This year’s play, “Kit’s Birthday Bash” was directed by Eric and Soyung Key of Calhoun County Center for the Arts. Local youngsters auditioned for and performed the roles of Depression Era Kit, her family, and friends.


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The play was written by former Children’s Librarian Joann Brooks. In another part of the program, invitees were served an authentic food sampler featuring Spam and Kraft macaroni and cheese, both invented in the 1930’s. Finally, everyone was treated to a foxtrot demonstration by a talented student couple from Diandra Baeza’s dance studio, a game show with questions about happenings and inventions fo the 1930’s, a costume contest, and prizes. Any suggestions for next year’s American Girl Program?
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