Our church is raising funds to update its organ with digital components that will improve its sound, capabilities, and longevity. The fundraising is going quite well, actually, probably because the committee in charge has been using a variety of approaches to soliciting funds. Their latest: a night of "Sweets and Tunes," an event held in one of the church's gathering halls this evening. Organizers had decorated the room with strings of white lights and set the tables with lace tablecloths, fancy centerpieces, and candles. There was a small stage set up in the middle of the room for the entertainment, which included . . . Susan and me!
We were asked to sing a love-themed song (since the night had a bit of a belated Valentine's Day theme), so we prepared two. We sang "Do You Love Me?" from the musical Fiddler on the Roof, and I sang "She's My Girl" by Tom Lehrer. (I played piano for both songs.) We were up early in the evening's proceedings, meaning that once we sat down, we were free to enjoy the rest of the night. We were served a plate containing a variety of sweet treats:
We were ushered to our table at the start of the night and just happened to be seated with Brent and Kristin, the couple with whom we had so much fun when joining them out for supper a couple weeks ago. They plus the games plus the sweets plus the ambiance made it a very enjoyable evening.