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Sing-Along, concert returns courtesy of Central Village Homemakers

A Community Concert and Sing-Along sponsored by Central Village Homemakers returns for the first time since 2019 and will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4, in Central United Methodist Church, Mathews.

This perennial favorite dates to the 1980s, and occurred without interruption except during the Covid-19 years. Paula Johnson, chairman of the event, said the club could not find a record of the first offering, but Gazette-Journal files indicate a sing-along was held as early as 1988.

The event includes a number of performances from guest artists. These include: John Lee Callis on organ; Michele Thacker, singer; Marshall Thacker, singer; Hunter Owens, singer; William Earl Sadler, keyboard and vocals; and a newly organized entity, Plagalcadence, a folk group, making its first performance. Its members are Janet Bowman, bass; Dee Bane, acoustic guitar; Grace Mortimer, vocalist; Molly Broderson, recorder; Jim Alston, acoustic guitar, and Jan Tyndall, hammered dulcimer.

The grand fin...

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