For the second year in a row, two Hillsboro High School juniors delighted members of the Hillsboro Women’s Club with a beautiful musical program to highlight the club’s December meeting, held recently at the Masonic Temple.
Christopher Ford, vocal soloist, accompanied by Daniel Jacky, presented typical Christmas favorites in their amazing atypical style. Selections included “Ave Maria,” “Joy to the World,” “White Christmas,” among others. Their version of “Silent Night” was first sung by Christopher in German, followed by a piano solo of the same tune by Daniel, and ending with club members joining them to sing the English version. When their program came to its conclusion the club members, hungry for more such beautiful melodies, begged for an encore. The young men then preformed the beautiful “Believe” from the movie “Polar Express.”
A delicious luncheon, prepared by caterer Avery Elliot, was next, followed by the club’s business meeting, presided over by club president Mary Todd Hardeman. She began by reading the famous newspaper response, written in 1897 by editor Charles Dana of the New York Sun, which answered the question, “Is there a Santa Claus?” Ms. Hardeman thanked the day’s hostess committee, Toy Fender and Eleanor Williams for planning the day’s meeting and decorating the luncheon tables in holiday fashion.
The reports of the secretary and treasurer were given and approved. In conclusion, members were reminded that the next meeting will be on March 8, following the club’s winter hiatus.
Submitted by Hillsboro Women’s Club.