St. Michael’s Day Talent Show Seminarian Joel Wilson
n early November St. Tikhon’s hosted its annual St. Michael’s Day Talent Show. It was an entertaining and enjoyable night for all. The evening started off with fellowship and general amusement over the children’s various costumes. Sticking to the “lighter side,” the costumes ranged from medieval princesses and ballerina butterflies to Buzz Lightyear and swashbuckling pirates. A potluck dinner proAfter the meal the performvided by all of the families displaying Seminarian Paul a wide variety of foods and flavors ances began. Abernathy exhibited a great talent was enjoyed. for public speaking as the M.C. for the night, introducing each act with jokes and an enthusiastic stage presence. The children showcased their wide-ranging talents of singing, playing the piano, violin, guitar and kazoo, and reciting poems, some of which they even wrote themselves! There were family duets and trios, and to bring the performances to a close the teenage girls sang together as a group. The ages of the children participating in the talent show 76
ranged from toddler to teen, providing a varied collection of entertainment that was both humorous and impressive. Having celebrated St. Michael’s Day, the Dean, Fr. Michael Dahulich closed the evening in gratitude for everyone’s participation. Because the children were such a joyful reminder of God’s goodness and love, Fr. Michael encouraged a pledge from the seminarian families to continue this tradition in the years to come. Everyone unanimously agreed.
The Tikhonaire from 2010