Last Saturday, members of the local community took to the Dewey Street area of Ridgway to stop and sing in several houses. Janine Emerick, who was part of the Christmas carol group with her sisters and others on Saturday, explained why the group met on Saturday night.
“The Christmas carol event was thought by us to bring back the memories and traditions of Christmas carols from our youth,” Emerick said. I wanted to do this event last year, but the pandemic kind of ended it. ”
Emerick and his sisters plan to hold this type of event at some point in December of each year.
“My sisters and I definitely plan to do this every year in December and have it supported with a local charity. This year it was CAPSEA. Inc. We wanted to help ease the burden of Christmas for families in need.
CAPSEA, Inc. is a non-profit agency that serves the residents of Elk and Cameron counties and is committed to providing education and services to those affected by violence, abuse and crime in our region.
Emerick was very grateful to those who gathered and joined her and others on Saturday night.
“It means the world for us to see others come together just to spread the holiday cheer with the signing and to give back to our community. It’s amazing that people in our community have come together to support a local charity like CAPSEA. “
Keep an eye out for these singers next year as they will be hosting this event again to support another local charity.
It’s a great example of what makes this community so great. People like Janine and the others with her are showing us the true meaning of the Christmas season, and I hope their generous hearts inspire you this Christmas.