Hunterdale Seniors entertained by singers

Published 9:40 am Saturday, February 2, 2019

From left are Tony and Trisia Dunn and Rita and Nial Edwards. On Jan. 16, they performed for the Hunterdale Seniors.
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By Anne Griffin


On Jan. 16, the Hunterdale Seniors (11 were present) were entertained and blessed by two couples from Unexpected Grace Ministries Church, located in Courtland. Tricia Dunn and husband Tony, who is the pastor of the church, and Rita and Nial Edwards. The two couples, as well as other members, have a music ministry and, on occasion, go to various places and play and sing, as well as at church.

The group played and sang some beautiful old hymns and sacred music. They asked for group participation when the songs were familiar. Mr. Dunn told everyone about his friend, Woody Wilson, 92, who is in Courtland nursing home. He sang as a special dedication to Mr. Wilson, “All I Want Is A Bowl of Butterbeans.”

Mr. Wilson sang for the seniors at East Pavilion and other places to amuse and entertain the residents. Mr. Edwards sang a comical written by Homer and Jethro, the billboard song.

Some of the beautiful old songs were “I Saw the Light,” “God is My Strength,” “I Am Ready,” “Will the Circle Be Unbroken?” “How Great Thou Art.” A beautiful and touching song, “The Gift” was sung by Mr. Edwards accompanying himself on guitar.

The meeting was called to order by Anne Griffin. Chaplain Edna Butler asked for prayers, concerns. She read from the Bible and prayed before the beautiful music.

After listening to the couples sing, Mr. Dunn was asked to give thanks for our food. All enjoyed a home-cooked meal prepared by the members. The singers were asked to come back at a later date and sing again.

Grey Davidson delivered two boxes of food collected for the Franklin Cooperative Ministry.

The Hunterdale Seniors will meet again on Wednesday, Feb. 20, and celebrate Valentine’s Day.