Thursday, December 4, 2008

December beauty

In 1988 the community's Saint Benedict's Academy, a 119-year-old high school for girls, closed. Today, 20 years later, the SBA alumnae organization is going strong. The group sponsors numerous annual events and draws great participation from its 4,000+ proud members. This week they held their annual Christmas dinner. They had to move it to a downtown hotel ballroom a couple years ago, and this year the attendance set a record: 445 strong!

Here's a photo of the crowd listening to an 85-member alum choral group reprising five of the songs that they sang for a large and successful fundraising event two years ago.

Go Lassies!

Yesterday morning when many of us were headed out at 7:30 a.m., this is what we found. So I, and many others, grabbed their cameras and VOILA--a winter sunrise.