Cheers 2000 opens Saturday
Christmas Cheers, the annual festival of songs, dances and skits
celebrating the Yuletide season in Virac, opens this Saturday, December
16, at Plaza Rizal.
in past years, a motorcade around the town center will herald the Cheers
season, with a short program at Plaza Rizal before Hablon Dawani opens the
curtain on 13 nights of entertainment as it has done in the last few
Jose U. Alberto II will join Cheers founder Msgr. Jose B. Molina, PBM Fred
A. Gianan, Jr. of the Catanduanes Tribune, Armando M. Ala, Jr. of the
Marriage Encounter Movement, Rudy M. Ala of RMA Cable TV and Mrs.
Concepcion Ang-Co of the Catanduanes Filipino-Chinese Chamber of Commerce
and Industry (CFCCCI) in formally opening the festival.
funding woes, the Cheers organizers have managed to fill up the nightly
slots with presenting schools and organizations. The tentative schedule is
as follows: Dec. 16 - Hablon Dawani; Dec. 17 - CSC Elementary Laboratory
School and St. Augustine's Learning Center; Dec. 18 - CNHS Main and
Calatagan Annex; Dec. 19 - Virac South District; Dec. 20 - San Andres
Vocational School; Dec. 21 - Immaculate Conception Montessori Pre-School;
Dec. 22 - CSC Laboratory High School; Dec. 23 - Virac North District; Dec.
24 and 25 - Christmas break; Dec. 26 - School of Praise; Dec. 27 -
Catanduanes College; Dec. 28 - Little Ms. Christmas Cheers 2000; Dec. 29 -
Bato Rural Development High School; and, Dec. 30 - Hablon Dawani and
by a financial crisis, the organizers have launched a fundraising campaign
to solicit contributions from business establishments as well as
civic-spirited citizens. The list of donors will be published in the
Catanduanes Tribune starting this issue.