Auditions June 4 for ‘Best Christmas Pageant Ever’

Here is the cast from last summer’s Clinton County Kids and Company production.

WILMINGTON — Clinton County Kids & Company will have auditions for its 23rd season on Saturday, June 4 from 10 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. in Kelly Center at Wilmington College.

“We are looking for a large energetic cast of children, teens and adults. We will audition children ages 6 to 12 from 10 to 11 a.m., and teens and adults from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. No preparation is necessary for the audition,” said Lois A. Hock, managing director of Clinton County Kids and Company.

“The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” will be presented at the Wilmington High School auditeria on Friday, June 24 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, June 25 at 1 p.m.

This bestselling story will be directed by Ken Lydy, associate vice president for student affairs at Wilmington College. Lydy said, “This is a unique opportunity for kids, teens and adults to create an exciting production together this summer.”

Hock said, “I am very excited that we are celebrating the 23rd year of Kids & Company this summer. We are looking for children, teens and adults with lots of energy and creativity. There’s no charge for children participating, and parents can share the fun of being in a play with their children. It’s something you’ll never forget.”

Clinton County Kids & Company is a non-profit arts organization for children and youth. It is made possible through the generous support of the following sponsors:

Charles Fischer Trust Fund, Peoples Bank, LCNB National Bank, Wilmington College, Mrs. Barbara Bayless, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Matthews, Magnified Giving program and the students at East Clinton High School, Phil and Vicki Snow, Rachel Boyd, Chuck Watts with Edward Jones Investments, Carole Erdman, Mary Kathryn Hilberg, Keith and Jeanette Gerritz, Brenda Shobe, Ruth Stuckey, Waring Office Supplies, Tammy and Bill Kocher, The Crave Candy & Nuts, Becky and Steven Haines, Wilmington A.M. Rotary, Wilmington Kiwanis Club, Wilmington Eagles Auxiliary, Ms. Judy Gano, Kevin and Tanya Snarr, Elizabeth Haskins, Dick and Karen Williams, Jan Hiatt, Carolyn Williams, Neil and Ruth Snarr, David and Mary Ann Raizk, Teresa and Ron Rembert, Gail Al-Ghawi, Bennett Realty, Chad Mason, Terry Miller, Sandy Mongold, Shari Murphy, and Jim and Sue Reynolds.

For more information or directions to auditions, please call Hock at Wilmington College at 937-382-6661 ext. 293 or contact her at

Here is the cast from last summer’s Clinton County Kids and Company production. is the cast from last summer’s Clinton County Kids and Company production.
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