Christmas came a little early to Among Friends on December 17th. For a third year, we invited the community to join us to share the best songs of the season, good cheer, and cookies!
The Gugala family, who regularly visit Among Friends, not only sang together but also shared their other musical skills on the piano and violin. Martha TerMaat, Among Friend’s musical director, along with volunteer Ruth McNamara, led everyone in our favorite Christmas carols. One of our other regular volunteers, Bob Emberger, read some poems for the group, including Robert Frost’s “Stopping by the Woods on a Snowy Evening.” Volunteer Lou Grube played a couple of our favorite carols on the concertina.
Among Friends volunteers, participants, and families had a great time sharing the spirit of the holidays. We also had lots of great homemade cookies and drinks. But best of all were the conversations we all had, remembering special Christmases and anticipating ones to come.
All of the staff and volunteers at Among Friends wish everyone a wonderful Christmas and a very happy New Year.
Among Friends will not be open on December 24th, but we have lots of fun activities planned for New Year’s Eve day on December 31st to bring in a joyous 2020!