The Fairhaven bell choir and third grade students from Union Elementary School recently held a concert at Fairhaven Community. The students are part of the pen pal program started three years ago by Union Elementary teacher Andrea Myers, where students and Fairhaven residents exchange letters.
The bell choir also made a trip to the school to show their pen pals how to play bells. The pen pals rehearsed the song “Friends Are Friends Forever”. The bell choir is under the direction of volunteer Thia Roszman and Activity Assistant Connie Rinehammer. The bell choir uses a color-coding card system that allows colorblind residents to participate. Another resident, who is legally blind, also participates, with cues from Activity Assistant Shirley Rawlins.
Activity Director Kara Orians welcomed everyone to the concert. The concert was well attended, and included 25 pen pals, the Fairhaven bell choir and 125 guests. The parents provided refreshments following the performance. Both the bell choir and pen pals are looking forward to their pizza party and bingo held at the end of the school year.
The pen pals performed the following musical selections:
- “Somewhere Over the Rainbow”
- “Yankee Doodle Dandy”
- “It’s a Small World”
- “Take Me Out to the Ball Game”
- “Friends A Friends Forever” (sung by the 3rd grade pen pals, accompanied by the Bell Choir)