HURON — The 71st annual Salvation Army Christmas Basket Program will be held Monday, Dec. 2, through Thursday, Dec. 5, at the Huron High School Auditorium.
The event gets underway each night at 6:30 p.m. and people can view the program live at the high school or listen to it on Huron radio station KOKK, watch on the Huron Tiger Network (Midco Cable Channel 6) or online at christmasbasket.us.
Money raised through phone pledges during the four nights will be used for Christmas food baskets and food programs throughout the year for less fortunate families in Huron and the surrounding area.
This year’s entertainment package will feature 20 groups, kicking off with the Huron Middle School seventh- and eighth-grade chorus at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 2, followed by the HMS seventh- and eighth-grade band, the Huron High School orchestra and the HHS band.
On Dec. 3, the Mount Calvary Lutheran Church Choir starts off at 6:30 p.m., followed by We Found Sound, the James Valley Christian School Choir, Bethesda Praise Team and JVCS band.
On Dec. 4, the First Presbyterian Church Choir leads off at 6:30 p.m., followed by the Iroquois School Band, James River Bluegrass Band, Riverview and First United Methodist Church Choirs and Firm Foundation Praise Team.
Finally, on Dec. 5, the Wolsey-Wessington School Band will perform at 6:30 p.m., followed by Holy Trinity’s Choir of Angels, Huron High School Madrigals, Mount Olive Church Choir and the HHS jazz band.
The Huron Salvation Army serves all of Beadle County as well as families in the Iroquois, Cavour, Wessington Springs, De Smet, Alpena, Miller and Tulare areas.