Caroling in Plum's Logans Ferry Heights neighborhood could become a new tradition
The streets of Plum’s Logans Ferry Heights neighborhood were alive Thursday night with the sound of Christmas music.
Resident Mary Beach and about 23 friends and family members went caroling through the neighborhood.
“I think it was wonderful,” she said. “I hope everyone had a great time. I did for sure. I hope (residents) enjoyed it as much as we did.”
Participants sang “Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town,” “Deck the Halls,” “We Wish You a Merry Christmas” and other holiday classics much to the delight of impromptu audience members.
“You guys sound so nice,” resident Tom Johnson told the crowd. “It’s wonderful. They make my eyes water.”
Singers started at Logans Ferry Volunteer Fire Department’s station and made the trek up and down multiple roads in the near hour-and-a-half long mobile performance.
A couple of firefighters followed behind in a truck to provide light and extra sound.
Resident Dan Naunchik heard the carolers coming down his block and came outside to show support.
He said he never saw something like it in the neighborhood before.
“It was very good,” he said. “It puts people in the holiday spirit. I’m surprised how any people they got.”
About a dozen children participated. Some knocked on doors of homes with holiday lights on and passed out candy canes.
Rayne Adams, 6, said her favorite carol is “Rudolph” while Peyton Sciulli, 7, said she loves “Jingle Bells.”
“There’s bells in it, and I play with bells usually,” Peyton said.
Kevin Kranik, 10, said the best part about the night was “spreading Christmas cheer.”
One resident in the last set of houses on the tour provided hot chocolate.
Beach said carolling was something she and her daughter-in-law, Joanie Kranik, talked about in November. They posted an announcement on their Facebook pages as well as Logans Ferry’s social media page.
“We got a lot of responses,” Beach said.
Several singers said they hope to go carolling again next year.
Michael DiVittorio is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Michael at 412-871-2367, firstname.lastname@example.org or via Twitter @MikeJdiVittorio.