Bells ring out at Ben Salem Christmas Concert
Stacey Solt/Special to the Times News
The Ben Salem hand bell choir offered its annual Christmas Concert at Ben Salem UCC in Lehighton. The choir also invited the church's contemporary worship team, Daybreak, to perform. Above, from left, choir members Kimberly Lusch, Dorothy Eberts, and Melissa Kistler proceed into the church sanctuary. Top right, Jeff Elder, the director and a member of Daybreak, performs during the Christmas concert. Bottom right, "St. Nicholas," played by Dayle Smith, passes out candy during the hand bell choir's performance of "Jolly Old St. Nicholas." Director Shirley Kline reminded the audience that St. Nicholas was once a real person, a fourth-century priest who enjoyed giving secret gifts.