By Ashley Rader
An annual tradition helps bring the Christmas spirit to the young and the young at heart.
Each year, the Harold McCormick Show Choir visits the Elizabethton Senior Citizens Center to sing a selection of Christmas carols.
Music teacher and choir director Emilee Shook said the group’s performance Wednesday morning was their first of the season. The choir, made of fourth- and fifth-grade students, sang “Silver Bells,” “Christmas Wishes,” “O Christmas Tree,” “Child of God” and “Jingle Bells.”
“The senior center invites us back every year,” Shook said. “The students look forward to coming back. It has become a tradition.”
Senior Center Director Kathy Dula said the center’s members anticipate the show choir’s performance each year.
“They always ask when they are coming,” Dula said. “We always look forward to having them here.”
The senior center members aren’t the only ones enjoying enjoy the show choir’s visit.