Saturday, January 7, 2017

Singing on January 8th...

The monthly reminder about our Sunday, January 8th, singing at the General Store at the Shiloh Museum of Ozark History is truncated and many hours later than originally planned. OG&E had a power outage Friday afternoon and we were in the second group of homes to be restored over six hours later.  However, it gave me a chance to break out a couple of antique kerosene lanterns that still work just fine and turn on the gas logs for warmth and ambiance. Any similar snow storm stories can be exchanged during the break on Sunday. We'll plan on starting at 1:30 P.M. and sing until 4:00 P.M. Those who get to Springdale early are welcome to join the singer's table in the back room at AQ Chicken House around noon.

My intent had been to wait until Friday afternoon to include the latest weather information. The first half of the list, A - M, got their late email on Friday night, but transmission was very slow. By the time I got the N - Z list loaded, my computer couldn't find Gmail or Google. Cox Internet and half their TV channels were down. It's now Saturday and Gail Cowart would say, "It really is a beautiful day in Arkansas." I'll post any last minute updates there.

Photo: There's a driveway out there somewhere...

As always, be sure to check your favorite source of weather information Sunday morning. The national weather service believes Springdale will enjoy"Sunny" conditions with a balmy 40 degrees by Sunday afternoon, but a very cold 10 degree is expected before daylight. Always check I Drive Arkansas' winter driving conditions at: Click on the blue snow flake icon, and you can see check boxes for both road conditions and what is on the roads. AHTD has one of the easiest to read online state maps reporting driving conditions of all the states between Mountainburg and Yellowstone National Park. It's your highway dollars at work. Check it out before winter travel and stay safe.

Hope you're staying warm and that you can join us on Sunday for our January singing.

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Looking forward to early Christmas Singing, Dec. 11th

I'm sorry this had to be a short reminder, but I hope you can help the Shiloh Singers celebrate 2016 and the rebirth that the new year brings on Sunday afternoon, December 11th, from 1:30 to 4:00 P.M. in the General Store at the Shiloh Museum of Ozark History in Springdale. Any early arrivals are welcome to join the Singer's table at Springdale's AQ Chicken House around noon. Visitors are always welcome to join us.

Like most folks, this is a busy season with special church and school programs, trips to visit friends and relatives, end-of-the-year closeouts and celebrations. And the Shiloh Singers really do have so many things to celebrate. Shiloh Singers traveled to singings in Arkansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas and even Europe. We enjoyed meeting many singers during our travels and meeting new singers and visitors at our local singings. Many of us have made new friends along the way. Thanks are due the Shiloh Museum who continues to help us throughout the year. There are so many people and things worthy of thanksgiving and celebrating as we bring another year to a close. God's blessings are too many to list. I hope you all enjoyed the singings and fellowship that brings us together throughout the year.

Katy & the Shiloh cat...
Three more things: 
This is the Christmas singing so feel free to bring any extra Christmas cookies (that aren't on my diet) that you might have from early Christmas parties. We'll have coffee, water, and maybe a little cold apple juice and cider if you have a good source.

Second, Singers drive in to Springdale from all directions and distances. I'll just ask that you check your local weather for driving conditions before you leave home. Springdale is predicted to be "warming with a chance of rain." But this is Arkansas. I'll still plan on bringing a little extra heat for the resident Shiloh cat and the alto section. We want to sing with all of you next year too. Drive safely.

And finally...