Posted on Thursday, December 13, 2012 by LaurenJoan
On the first day of Christmas
My true love gave to me:
A chicken in a pear tree!
Alice and Joanie B. love to crow, er, sing out loud - la la la la la lalaaaaaaa!
O Frosty the snowman was alive as he could be
And the chickens say he could laugh
And play just the same as you and me
Alice: Braawwk! I can't wait for the Sing-a-long Chistmas Songs program at Milpitas Library on Tuesday night at 7 pm.
Joanie: Wrrraaight! That's Tuesday, December 18th in the Auditorium - featuring the Bayside 4-H A Cappella Carolers and us, of course. What would a carol be without a good crowing?
Alice: You mean crooning.
Joanie: Nooo.... that's what Bing Crosby does, er, did, Alice... A chicken can crow, just like a rooster - loud and clear for all to hear.
Alice: Well, I'm crowing now about the 4-H - they are the reason I am here before you now! A smart, vivacious 4-H Youth and student of Plant and Animal Science, raised me from a baby chick. I grew up to be ME! And thanks to the county fair, that's how Laurenjoan came to bring me home and then to the library.
Joanie: Indeed, so I could be the boss of you!
Alice: And so we could bring the Bayside 4-H A Cappella Carolers to the Milpitas Library, to lead us all in song. Huzzzah!
Joanie: Be there, Tuesday, December 18 at 7 pm - or be square.
Santa Chicken is coming to towwwn!
In the meantime, here's a video to get you in the chicken caroling mood:
Hurray for the 4-H! I found Alice at the Alameda County Fair in July 2012. She was one of about a dozen Barred Rock hens waiting for good homes when I picked her - the very epitome of a splendid librari-hen. We at Milpitas Library are really excited to present the 4-H A Cappella Carolers!
Head, Heart, Hands, and Health are the four Hs in 4-H, and they are the four values members work on through fun and engaging programs.
I pledge my head to clearer thinking,
my heart to greater loyalty,
my hands to larger service,
and my health to better living,
for my club, my community, my country, and my world.
For more information, be sure to check out the 4-H website.