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!
In the meantime, here's a video to get you in the chicken caroling mood:
Notes from Laurenjoan:
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.
Head - Managing, Thinking
Heart - Relating, Caring
Hands - Giving, Working
Health - Being, Living
The 4-H Pledge
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.