‘Hometown Christmas’ will honor memory of Nicholas Kovaleski

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 4 December 2013 at 12:00 am

Photo by Tom Rivers

ALBION – More than 50 participants have been rehearsing for the fourth annual Nicholas Kovaleski Hometown Christmas. Gotta Dance by Miss Amy will perform three shows on Dec. 14 at noon, 3 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. at the Holy Family Parish Lyceum, 106 South Main St.

Amy Sidari, Gotta Dance owner and director of the show, is pictured with a group photo of last year’s cast.

Nicholas Kovaleski inspired the Albion community with his valiant fight against leukemia. He died at age 15 on June 29, 2011. He was a popular student at Albion, excelling at football, swimming and tennis. He would have been a senior this year.

Several of Nick’s classmates will share a presentation during the Hometown Christmas. Nick’s mother Kelly will sing a solo, “The Shape Of You,” and Nick’s sister Michayla will do a solo dance. There are 15 acts in all.

Noted local musicians Marcy Downey and Gary Simboli are among the performers.

“It’s going to be a lot of fun with a lot of humor,” Sidari said.

The Rev. Richard Csizmar, parish priest, will also share a reflection during the each of the shows.

For more information about the show and tickets, click here.