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Kids' night out Saturday with Polar Express theme

Fundraiser for BHS students traveling to Italy and Greece in 2020

A special Kids' Night Out takes place from 6 to 9:30 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 8, in the Bluffton HS gym, according to Brigette Hoff, BHS Latin teacher.

"We have a group of students traveling to Italy and Greece in 2020.  All monies earned during the kids' night out will help tour students pay for their trips," she said.

The evening is open to youth ages 4 to 12. Activities include:
• playing games,
• competing in a Christmas coloring contest,
• making a craft,
• snacks, and
• watching “The Polar Express” movie on a big screen.

"Bring along your favorite blanket and pillow," said Hoff.

A suggest donation is $20 (reduced rate for 2nd or 3rd sibling). To schedule your reservation e-mail Hoff at hoffb@blufftonschools.org by Wednesday, Dec. 5. Put Polar Express Night in the subject line.

Bring a copy of the form below with your child on Saturday.

The story
In case you've not watched this movie, here's a short summary -Tom Hanks plays the train conductor of a magical train heading for the North Pole, in addition to five other parts.

Based on a storybook written by Chris Van Allsburg, the Christmas story tells of a boy who has reached an age when he begins to have doubts believing in Santa.

Late one Christmas Eve, the young boy is lying awake waiting for the sound of sleigh bells ringing from Santa's sleigh. Five minutes to midnight his room begins to shake, and he hears a thunderous sound outside his window. The boy jumps from his bed and sees a train in the middle of his street.

The boy grabs his robe and rushes out the front door to look at the train. The train's conductor asks the boy if he is getting aboard. The boy asks, "Where are you going?' 'To the North Pole, of course, this is the Polar Express!'

At the last minute, the boy jumps on the train and finds other young boys and girls going to the North Pole. Their adventure begins.