Tuesday, December 21, 2010



Last night, the Town’s Neighborhood Watch group sponsored a Christmas Caroling. We hope this will be an annual event that includes people of all religious backgrounds and denominations. The clergy and congregations of the 3 largest churches in town were all invited to join us as well as any other members of the community. This was not a specific church sponsored event, and indeed had representatives of many different groups participating. DSCN2844 DSCN2847

The coordinator for this event was Scott Mears. The Onley Baptist Church offered us the use of their bus, a real blessing considering the cold temperatures and breezy conditions. The Onley Police Department gave us an escort. AT least we hoped that with a police escort we would not get arrested for disturbing the Peace! DSCN28501

It was so much fun to see the families with their children and hear them enthusiastically singing Christmas music as we went from house to house. DSCN2854

After a freezing hour and a half, the group returned to the Onley Fire Hall to warm up with hot chocolate and cookies (courtesy of the Eastern Shore Buddhist Sangha) and fresh made cannolis donated by the Sage Restaurant. DSCN28583

Hopefully next year we will have a much larger turnout of singers and all the town’s churches will be represented, and hopefully it will be a bit warmer!


Loretta said...

Oh! That looks and sounds like so much fun!! I would have loved to been there. So nice that so many different groups could do this together. What a wonderful way of sharing the Christmas spirit.

Tossing Pebbles in the Stream said...

I am glad you got you caroling group together and "did it". It is fun to do this. It would be nice if more people did this and got out to meet their neighbours and wish them all the best in this wonderful season.

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Nice series and post, Possum, and that first house did look very familiar too!