Residents of Somerset Court, an assisted living home off of Fifth Street, joined in as members and friends of Faith Unity Missionary Church sang Christmas carols to them last Saturday.
The carolers came dressed for the season, in reds, whites and greens and Santa hats or other holiday-appropriate head gear. Children, some as young as two, joined in by either singing along with the adults or playing tambourines or bells.
The 60 residents were expecting the group’s arrival and were eager to enter the facility’s dining hall for the joyous occasion. Judy Williams, a co-founder of Faith Unity, kept things moving along as she introduced the group and each song. They began with one of the children’s favorite songs, “Jingle Bells,” and proceeded to “Deck the Halls” and “Joy to the World” before closing with “We Wish You a Merry Christmas.”
The group ended its visit by distributing Christmas cards to each resident and personally wishing them a Merry Christmas. Each card was colored by a child or adult and personally signed. In return, the residents thanked Faith Unity for thinking of them and for spreading a little Christmas joy.