Fun 'winging' its way to church
Wind up the birding weekend with a night of music and laughter at the Community Presbyterian Church annual fun night.
The variety show "Winging It" will begin at 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24, in the church sanctuary, 113 S. Alister St. The show is held each year on the weekend the Celebration of Whooping Cranes and Other Birds festival is held.
Singing, skits and more are on the agenda.
The program is free, with a donation accepted for the choir scholarship fund. Students who have participated in the church choir or bell choir are eligible to apply for the scholarships.
Marion Fersing will play rousing songs on the piano for about 20 minutes before the program starts, and then Grace Moore will start the show by introducing participants.
Collin Barr will play "Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny Yellow Polka Dot Bikini" on the piano. A mixed quartet is singing gospel songs, "Precious Memories" and "Are You Washed in the Blood?" A women's trio will sing "Bewitched." A men's ensemble will sing "Just a Little Talk with Jesus." The choir will sing "In the Mood," "Pennies from Heaven" and "A Beautiful Life." The Sonshine Youth Choir will sing "The African Wish" and "This Train Goes Marching In."
Soloists will sing a variety of songs including "Men," "Sing, Sing a Song," "Doing What Comes Naturally," "My Favorite Things" (with a few changes to the words) and "I'm an Old Cowhand."
John Sanchez will perform a baritone horn solo. Mike and Claire Jones will do a father/daughter presentation, and Shirley Fisher and Grace Moore will sing "You'd Better Dig Deeper,"
The Whoopin' Whoopers will tell jokes, and the CPR Handbells will play "Bill Bailey, Won't You Please Come Home" and "After the Ball."
The program will include the church's version of Galagher and Shean, Hart and Jones, Bill McKinney on the "Remember Song," and a whole lot more, Cole said.
Winter Texans, homegrown and full-time Texans will perform together; young folks and old folks will sing and play instruments.
"We hope everyone will come and enjoy it as much as we enjoy presenting it. It'll be fun, fun, fun," said music director Judy Cole.