On Sunday, January 12, the traditional St. Alexander Nevsky Russian School Yolka was held in Howell, NJ. Children performed a beautiful Nativity play, directed by Anna Mohlenhoff, Elena Serebrennikova, and Lubov and Maria Volski.
The chairwomen of the Parents’ Committee, Vera Mackanic, organized the entire affair with help from the parents. Parish rector Archpriest Serge Lukianov congratulated all of the students, and spoke to them about the importance of holding on to their Russian roots and traditions.
After that, all were delighted to greet Santa Claus (Grandfather Frost), who handed out gifts to all of the students.