JCJC music groups help Salvation Army’s Angel Tree program 

Published 11:20 am Wednesday, December 23, 2015

ELLISVILLE – Jones County Junior College students in the Fine Arts Department performing groups, JC Voices and JC Jazz were thrilled with the response of the second annual toy drive in conjunction with their, “A Jingle Jazz Christmas” concert.

The public donated hundreds of toys as admission to the holiday concert at JCJC. The evening of jazzy Christmas tunes was spectacular, only topped off by the number of donated toys from the audience.

“We are very happy with the response to the toy drive as part of a new JCJC tradition in the Fine Arts Department.  The generosity of so many people attending the JCJC Christmas concert will help a lot of kids in the area have a merry Christmas.

Our students said they enjoyed being able to give back to the community as they showcased their talents,” said Dr. Susan Smith, JCJC Fine Arts Department Chair.

The Angel Tree began in Lynchburg, Virginia in 1979 and provided a way for the local citizens to be personally involved in sharing with those less fortunate in their community.  For more information, call the Fine Arts office at 601-477-4094 or follow JCJC Fine Arts on Facebook and Twitter.

The Prentiss Headlight—Members of JCJC’s JC Voices and JC Jazz are pictured with the toys they collected as donations before their “A Jingle Jazz Christmas” concert to donate to the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree program.   Pictured on the front row left to right at the bottom: Kacie McGowen and Phebe Tisdale.  Standing left to right on the front row on the left: Nathan Lucky, Allen Boleware (peeking), Ryan Ingram, Jordan Sanders (really peeking) and Zachary Biglane.  Standing in the second row on the left, left to right: Alexandria Parker, Stephen Jones, Simone Johnson, Rick Woodruff, and Devin Boothe. Pictured standing on the left: Sarah Conn and Kennedy Jarrell. Pictured left to right, on the back row along the wall: Bryce Kinzer, Harrison Bryant, Gary Young, Chancee Davis, Rohini Malkani, James Cooley, Jr., Amy Champion, Lamar Saddler. Pictured on the right in the back, left to right:  Zechariah Hall, Benjamin Husbands, Devin Vete, AJ Robinson, Terry Jackson, Reagan Arnold. Standing in the front row on the right, left to right: Anna Ruffin, Elizabeth Hensarling, Lydia Myers, Jan Walters (Salvation Army).  Pictured on the bottom front left to right: David Walker and Tony Garnand.

The Prentiss Headlight—Members of JCJC’s JC Voices and JC Jazz are pictured with the toys they collected as donations before their “A Jingle Jazz Christmas” concert to donate to the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree program.   Pictured on the front row left to right at the bottom: Kacie McGowen and Phebe Tisdale.  Standing left to right on the front row on the left: Nathan Lucky, Allen Boleware (peeking), Ryan Ingram, Jordan Sanders (really peeking) and Zachary Biglane.  Standing in the second row on the left, left to right: Alexandria Parker, Stephen Jones, Simone Johnson, Rick Woodruff, and Devin Boothe. Pictured standing on the left: Sarah Conn and Kennedy Jarrell. Pictured left to right, on the back row along the wall: Bryce Kinzer, Harrison Bryant, Gary Young, Chancee Davis, Rohini Malkani, James Cooley, Jr., Amy Champion, Lamar Saddler. Pictured on the right in the back, left to right:  Zechariah Hall, Benjamin Husbands, Devin Vete, AJ Robinson, Terry Jackson, Reagan Arnold. Standing in the front row on the right, left to right: Anna Ruffin, Elizabeth Hensarling, Lydia Myers, Jan Walters (Salvation Army).  Pictured on the bottom front left to right: David Walker and Tony Garnand.