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Local Graduates Participated in 2018 Carthage College Christmas Festival

Dec 06, 2018 03:27PM ● By Hannah Ott

Kenosha, WI - Yearly, Carthage College invites the community to celebrate the joy of the holiday season at the annual Carthage Christmas Festival. The festival consists of three performances of readings and music and takes place in the A. F. Siebert Chapel, 2001 Alford Park Drive.

During the weekend of Nov. 30-Dec. 2, the college celebrated with songs and readings fitting this year's theme: “There Shall Be Peace.” The following students from DuPage and Kane County areas participated in the festival: 

Emily Smith of Aurora

Laura Smith of Villa Park

Louise Smith of Geneva

David Stoffle of Lombard

Matthew Pakkebier of Aurora

Morgan Taylor of Elmhurst

Timothy Wagner of Lombard

Allison Burns of Westmont

Nicole Hodge of Naperville

Ellen Moore of Lisle

Cayla Pazen of Saint Charles

Sarah Polick of Batavia

Gianna Sigala of Wheaton

Katelyn Stack of Naperville

Alyssia Villarreal of Downers Grove

Emma Hardwick of Saint Charles

Tylor Pederson of Lombard

Analise Biddle of Lombard

Fallyn Fricano of Elgin

Mary Phillips of Batavia

Alyssa Rodway of West Chicago

Bailey Wellen of Carol Stream

Brodie Wolf of Elgin

Nathaniel Itter of Naperville

The festival included the Carthage Choir, Carthage Treble Choir, Lincoln Chamber Singers, Carthage Chorale, Wind Orchestra and other instrumental ensembles as well as students from the Theatre Department. Carthage's Service of Light tradition filled the chapel with candlelight.

The annual concerts are the College's Christmas gift to the community. Tickets to the Christmas Festival have been free since the festival began more than 20 years ago. 

About Carthage College: Carthage combines an environment of reflection and self-discovery with a culture of high expectation so our students uncover and ignite their true potential. A four-year, private liberal arts college with roots in the Lutheran tradition, Carthage has a prime location in Kenosha, Wisconsin. The campus, an 80-acre arboretum on the shore of Lake Michigan, is home to 150 scholars, 2,600 full-time students and 400 part-time students. Visit

Source:, Mike Moore 262-551-6021  and for picture