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...

Thursday, November 10, 2016

November 13th Singing and Other Updates...

Just a short note to accomplish four things:

First, the Shiloh Sacred Harp Singes of NW Arkansas will be singing in the General Store on the grounds of the Shiloh Museum in Springdale on Sunday, November 13, 2016, from 1:30 until 4:00 P.M. Visitors and children are welcomed. As usual, a few of us will be at a table enjoying the fine menu at AQ  Chicken House around noon before for the singing.

Annual Fall Singing in Springdale
Second, our sincere thanks to all the singers, guests and visitors that attended the October Singing School and Annual Fall Singing in Springdale on October 21 and 22. Special thanks to Rene Greene, the school's instructor; Alexis Walker, who coordinated the arrangements, to the Northwest Technical Institute, who hosted the event; and thanks to all the cooks who brought their best dishes [and desserts] for the Saturday pot luck lunch. Thanks to all of you, we had a successful singing school and all-day-singing.

Third, our thanks to the Shiloh Museum and their staff members who help with arrangements all through the year and publicity in the local papers.

Fourth, speaking of support, if you're in Springdale on Tuesday evening, November 15th between 5 and 8 P.M., the Shiloh Museum is having a "Tap Takeover" at Black Apple Crossing, 321 E. Emma Ave. in Springdale. Food will be available with museum board members and staff acting as waiters for the evening. "Tips" and donations will go toward the goal of raising $1 million to the preservation and renovation of the former Odd Fellows Hall.

At one time or another, the building has been used by three churches, a Masonic Lodge, the Women's Civic Club, and the Odd Fellows. When renovations are completed, the building can once again be used for museum programs as well as other events and meetings in the community.

I hope to see you at the November singing and that you'll drop by the Black Apple Tap on Tuesday after work if you're in the area and support a community effort to help make the Shiloh Museum even better.