Public Park Gazebo, Clarkdale, Arizona

Image by Ken Lund via Flickr

The furnace went out last Saturday, but it was fixed before nightfall, when the temps dropped. Because I had to wait for the repairman, I missed the Computer Club potluck and the Verde Voices holiday concert. But I did manage to pick up Brian Sunday so we could attend the Mt. Hope Foods-sponsored concert at Mingus High School. We both enjoyed the juggler, bluegrass, country, classical and choral mix–local talent from the Verde Valley, Prescott and Flag were performing. I am impressed with the high school auditorium–nice stadium seats and room for most of Cottonwood’s citizens.

Tuesday evening, carolers were invited to gather at the gazebo in Clarkdale to sing. About two dozen people showed up on this frosty evening. The Lions Club provided hot cider and chocolate. The lights of Jerome twinkled down on us as our eclectic and not-always-in-tune voices shouted from the foothills that the little Christ child had been born.