For the past several years, neighbors from around Victory Heights have gathered to walk around and sing Christmas carols wherever we can find people at home.
This Sunday, December 17th, we’re gathering at the Victory Heights preschool at 5pm. Enjoying cookies & hot cider then off we go. We’re headed north of Northgate Way this year; stopping by the Sunrise Memory Care Center and then around the streets. Jingle bells and holiday garb appreciated. Flashlights are most helpful. Please be at the preschool at 5pm so we can begin together but you’re welcome to head home whenever you need to. Rain or shine!
Monica (in the center) leads the carolers at a neighbor’s house on 17th Avenue NE
On a chilly but dry December night with the threat of snow later in the evening, a band of 15 adults (plus some children and one dog) took to the streets to go caroling door-to-door Thursday evening.
Organized by Monica Harris, after a quick 15 minute rehearsal around her piano (and fortified with some apple cider and gingerbread cookies), the carolers ventured out together to knock on doors along 17th Avenue NE and surprise residents with several familiar tunes. Here is a sample of “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen”:
At one house, the carolers were rewarded with cookies (see left). At another, a neighbor was so impressed he grabbed his coat and hat and joined in as the carolers moved up the street. At every house the reaction was tremendous, it was hard to tell who was enjoying themselves more, the carolers or the folks being serenaded on their doorsteps.