DEC.22, 2022— The holiday spirit was alive at the Pal-Mac High School Tuesday night as part of the annual Silent Night celebration.
The tradition happened shortly before and during the girls varsity basketball game vs. Wayne.
The celebration starts with a reading of the Pal-Mac version of "Twas the Night Before Christmas" by Superintendent Bob Ike. Ike read to a group of students who were circled up around the half-court logo.
As the reading ended, the game began, and the crowd held up their end of the tradition. The crowd remained silent until after Pal-Mac scored its eighth point, which came with about five minutes left in the first quarter.
Pal-Mac adopted the premise of Silent Night in 2013. Since then, it has grown in popularity and focus. The reading has been held nearly every year, with the exception being 2020 due to the pandemic.
Each year, the basketball programs donate to a local charity. This year, the Green Angels of Wayne County will benefit from a donation from both programs.
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