Three classrooms at Panther Valley Elementary gathered together to enjoy a story and Christmas cookies on Thursday. Jill Niehoff's kindergarten classes, as well as Julie Forbes life skills class joined Kara Krajnak's first grade class during the eighth annual cookie and story event. The students enjoyed listening to Brenna McAndrew read "If You Take a Mouse to The Movies," followed by the kindergarten student singing two Christmas songs from their annual Christmas program. Students gather in front of the Christmas tree after enjoying cookies, hot chocolate and a story. From left, are, Marlena Smith, first grade; Brady Jones, first grade; Brenna McAndrew, first grade and the storyteller for the day; William Damian, kindergarten; Braden Osgood, first grade; and Ava Tessitore, kindergarten.