Standing in a crowd of friends and neighbors, sipping my warm cup of hot chocolate, I listened to the familiar sounds of Christmas carols floating through the chilly night air. It was the annual town Christmas Celebration at the Salem depot!
This year Esther, James, Daniel & David played four beautiful Christmas carols on the bells, thanks to an invitation from our friend Mike Davis. Jonathan, David, and Robert also played a bell arrangement they had come up with day before. And afterwards Donald and Michael joined the rest of us on stage to sing a few more Christmas carols together.
With his red and white hat bobbing in the breeze, the announcing DJ told the crowd how that he was so grateful we had reminded everyone that this was a Christian holiday and that Jesus was the real reason for the season. Amen to that! We were honored when he then handed us his business card and asked us to contact him about playing for the Apple Butter Festival next year!