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TF South and North choirs perform to mark opening of Festival of Lights exhibit

Christmas tree exhibit now open in the Lansing Historical Society’s museum

By Josh Bootsma

LANSING, Ill. (November 30, 2021) – Choirs from both TF South and TF North took to the Lansing Library stage to usher in the Christmas season, and mark the grand opening of the Festival of Lights exhibit at the Lansing Historical Society museum.

Choir performances

Welcomed by museum curator Barb Dust, the TFS and TFN choirs each performed a couple songs before gathering as a combined choir to lead the audience in singing some classic carols.

The TF North choir performed first, led by director William Spakowski.

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Directed by William Spakowski, TF North performed two songs in front of the gathered audience. (Photo: Josh Bootsma)

The TF South choir followed, directed by Julie Potsic. The choir sang Where Are You Christmas? and Mary, Did You Know?

Julie Potsic directs the TF South choir in some familiar Christmas songs. (Photo: Josh Bootsma)

The combined choir led the crowd in singing Deck the HallsJoy to the WorldSanta Claus is Coming to TownRudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, and Silent Night.

Festival of Lights

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Local students ushered in the holiday season on Monday night at the Lansing Library. (Photo: Josh Bootsma)

After the performance, the Festival of Lights officially opened. More details about the annual, diverse tradition is available in this article:

Festival of Lights hours will be Monday through Thursday from 6–8 p.m. and Saturdays from noon–3 p.m. Tours can be arranged by calling 708-474-7497. The exhibit is located in the basement of the Lansing Library at 2750 Indiana Avenue.

Josh Bootsma
Josh Bootsma
Josh is Managing Editor at The Lansing Journal and believes in the power and purpose of community news. He covers any local topics—from village government to theatre, from business openings to migratory birds.


  1. It was great to have both the TFN and TFS choirs participating in the opening of the Festival of Lights. These young people are excellent examples of the outstanding students we have in District 215. The Lansing Historical Society appreciates their participation. TFN and TFS Spirit are both alive and well!

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