Press Release              Event Date:  December 11, 2017


For further information contact Mary Chrastil, 260-982-0672; or



Christmas with Market Street Beat and the NM Historical Society


On Monday, December 11, the North Manchester Historical Society is pleased to host Market Street Beat, a group of performers from the Wabash Area Community Theater.  The program will be held in the Assembly Room at Timbercrest Retirement Center, 2201 East Street, at 6:30 p.m.  The program is open to the public at no cost. 


Market Street Beat is a group of 13 singers, accompanied by Rick Elliott at the piano. They will provide a variety of Christmas music including both sacred and secular, both reflective and lighthearted. The program will include solos, as well as the core ensemble. We will include a short skit about the three Wise Men and conclude the program with an audience sing along of traditional carols.


Singers are Jennifer Denney, Josie Wade, Kathleen Frank, Jane Willmert, Beth Miller, Cindy Rich, Sue Gray, Judy Ward, Ware Wimberly, Bob Wade, Kevin Funk, Gary Dale, and Bruce Green.


The Wabash Area Community Theater mission is to provide opportunities for individuals to express themselves on the stage via comedic and dramatic productions.  They most recently presented their annual musical, The Addams Family, in September.  They will host their biennial Madrigal Dinner this December.


According to North Manchester Historical Society President Mary Chrastil, the program is the North Manchester Historical Society’s gift to the community and especially to its Timbercrest friends.  “Timbercrest graciously hosts our meeting every month,” says Chrastil.  ”We appreciate the use of their room, the equipment and the set up they provide.  We like to present a fun holiday program as a thank you to them, and to all the friends who support the Historical Society and Center for History all year long.” 


If you have enjoyed the WACT musicals and Madrigal Dinners through the years, you won’t want to miss this program!  For further information, contact the NM Historical Society, 260-982-0672 or