Looking Back on the Dec. 8th and 9th Holiday Sings at Senior Centers
Our holiday season for 2017 included a series of mini appearances at senior centers in the No VA area. Community service director Clyde Crusenberry helped organize them.
Friday, Dec. 8th about 30 singers assembled at Lee Center in Alexandria to warm up with Terry Reynolds directing. We sang there for a large holiday luncheon for seniors, then moved to Hollin Hall Center on Ft. Hunt Rd. We sang several songs from our recent show. We were happy to see Alexandria’s Mayor at the Lee Center too.
On Saturday, Dec. 9th there were two groups formed from the chorus to sing at centers. Group 1 was lead by Joe Cerutti and assembled at Sunrise of Alexandria on Duke Street. After singing there, this group made appearances at Woodbine on King Street, Paul Spring Center on Ft. Hunt and The Kensington in Falls Church. Group 2 was directed by Tony Colosimo and assembled at Sunrise of Springfield. They sang at Spring Hills Mount Vernon, Sunrise of Mount Vernon and The Hermitage. While group 2 was at Sunrise of Mount Vernon, some guys stopped to get Bob Wachter on their way there and Bob joined them for the fun and a chance to sing.
These appearances were fun and of course somewhat emotional as we watched and met older folks who would sing along, clap and keep time to the music, and tease with us.
Until next time – editorjack!
(This message is prepared for your review if you were there, for your information if you had to miss, and as a historical record of the great things going on each week during the 70th year of the Alexandria Harmonizer Chapter. —YeEd