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JAN.2, 2024— A Pal-Mac holiday tradition recently brought families together and raised money for a local cause.

The Junior Varsity and Varsity girls basketball squads came together on Friday, Dec.22 for the annual "Silent Night Game."

The evening's events started at the end of the JV team's big win over Wayne. The lights in the High School Gym were turned off, except for one lowered bright light. Student-athletes and other children sat at center court to hear a special Pal-Mac-centric reading of "Twas the Night" from Superintendent Dr. Bob Ike.

Santa Claus made a special appearance at the end of the reading and handed out candy to students.

Next, the lights came back on, and fans were encouraged to stick around for the varsity game. What happened next put the "silent" in "silent night."

Fans remained silent until the Red Raiders scored their eighth point, at which point the crowd could cheer as loud as they wanted.

Pal-Mac first adopted the concept back in 2013.

While holiday fun is a part of the event, organizers also focused on charity. 

The event was free to attend, but donations were encouraged for the year's charity: Grace House in Palmyra.

Special thanks to organizers Sarah Tome, and Coach Dan Harris.

Check out a photo gallery from this wonderful event by clicking here.



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