Caroling in the cold on 6300

The 6300 Block Alliance braved the snow and cold for its inaugural caroling event on Thursday night, despite setbacks due to the weather.

Members of the business and neighborhood group say the event is the beginning of something special for the commercial stretch of Germantown Avenue between Washington Lane and Johnson Street.

“It’s the start of imparting the spirit of Christmas here on the 6300 block,” said Andre Alexander, president of the Alliance.

The six person troupe walked the slippery sidewalks stopping only to sing, as cars crawled by on the Avenue beside them. Bad driving conditions kept choir members from New Bethel Life Christian Center from adding their voices to the effort.

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The loss didn’t deter the songsters. They even sent back a batch of hot cider that was on it’s way to a planned reception at the Jonson House because it was too early and might have kept them from singing along the full stretch.

With the tough economy and an already stressful season the singers said it was important to keep the right things in perspective.

“And now we’ve got a request to Deck the Halls,” Alexander announced before the group moved on.


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