David Joseph McKay IV Holiday Party
Santa Claus | Bike Giveaway | Play | Gift Card Drawings : for St Louis Public School Students
An audience of approximately 1,000 St. Louis Public School Children will be treated to goody bags, a Santa sighting, bike and gift card drawings and an original play during the annual David Joseph McKay IV Holiday Party at 10 a.m., Friday, Dec. 9 in the Richard B. Loynd Gym at Mathews-Dickey Boys’ & Girls’ Club, 4245 N. Kingshighway Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63115.
For three decades, Mathews-Dickey has produced this holiday party to reward students for excellent attendance, grades and behavior. There is entertainment and every child receives a goody bag and entry into a drawing for 30 bicycles and 10 $50 gift cards through the generosity of the McKay family.
“It is a day where talents are showcased and laughter is heard all throughout the building,” said President & CEO Wendell Covington, Jr. “We’re pleased to have one of our very own former members bring this original production that includes youth behind-the-scenes and on-the-stage. It’s a wonderful time for the St. Louis Public School Community to come together and celebrate as a family.”
This is the first year that a play will be a part of the festivities. The 90-minute production is a story of redemption, detailing a con man’s journey after being sentenced by the courts to become an inner-city St. Nicholas named Santa B. Cause.
Children of Mathews-Dickey Boys’ & Girls’ Club have the unique opportunity to take part in the production and performance of an original play “Santa B. Cause” written by Mathews-Dickey Alumnus Diamond Gladney and starring Actor/Comedian Spanky Hayes of MTV’s “Wild N Out” fame.
Gladney, through his company, is adding several entertainment based classes for students at Mathews-Dickey and throughout the community. Students to perform in this production are Mathews-Dickey members enrolled in his ShowBiz & Beyond Class. You can read more about Gladney here.
For more information on Santa B. Cause or any other questions regarding Mathews-Dickey please search our website or call Bill Fronczak at 314.679.5228.