Sunday, December 16, 2012

MAKE A JOYFUL NOISE

ON SATURDAY, Dec 15th, 2012, we got our Caroling group together for our 3rd Annual Community Caroling – my effort at getting various members of the community together to sing Christmas Carols in town – folks who get together regardless of their religious backgrounds or church membership. This year the bulk of the singers were from the Onley Baptist Church and St Peter’s Catholic Church. I have to say this, we sounded pretty good! We had a much smaller number this year – colds and the flu seemed to have taken their toll… I have a bad cold myself today, and if I had not been the coordinator for our “Joyful Noise,” I, too, would have stayed home last night. However, the weather cooperated, temps were in the middle 40s, and the rain waited until after midnight. Our first year we had snow on the ground.

After singing, we went back to the Fire Hall and had cookies and hot chocolate. Rose Moore was again in charge of setting up the tables with all the goodies… I LOVE her moose centerpiece. A sincere thanks to all those who went with us to sing and those who stayed behind and set up the tables and made hot chocolate. DSC_2127DSC_2122DSC_2125

2 years ago we sang in the snow. Boy it was cold!  DSCN2843

3 comments:

judie said...

This looks like such a nice community. Last night on PBS there was a program about trains and the towns where they stopped or came from seemed just like yours. Is that a spirit hanging around in that last photo?

Ralph said...

I remember doing that years ago. Even though I cannot sing it was fun. Doesn't seem to happen much around here anymore. Looks like you all had fun.
Ralph

ancient one said...

That is so nice. I'm sure the people inside the houses appreciated the singing.