Several months ago I was asked to participate in a community service project with the Centerton 4-H Club. Today was the day for the club's activity. My job was to provide piano Christmas music at a local assisted living facility while 4-H members provided refreshments and demonstrated how to make a variety of ornaments for each resident. As I played a selection of Christmas music, the room was a beehive of activity, joyful singing and happy conversation.
When all the ornaments were made and the last cookies served, a few of the young 4-H members gathered around the piano and asked if they could sing a few songs. Actually, one member told me they had a "group" that wanted to sing. We started with "O Little Town of Bethlehem" then jumped to "Jingle Bells" and finished with "We Wish You a Merry Christmas." There's nothing sweeter than young voices singing robustly without any inhibitions!