HCCC finds Logan a true community of charity

"When the Hocking County Children's Chorus held its annual Christmas Concert in December, the packed crowd at St. John Catholic Church thoroughly enjoyed the offerings from the 56-member Chorus.

Along with a variety of Christmas favorites and the playing of choral hand chimes, many folks noticed the beautiful new uniforms the children were wearing, thanks to the combined grant dollars from the Logan-Holl Foundation and the Ohio Arts Council. However, there is a bit of a story behind these beautiful turquoise and black outfits.

After the grant monies were awarded, the Board of Directors made the decision to purchase the needed material, and then hire local seamstresses to sew the outfits, in an effort to keep those dollars in our community."

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HCCC holds first theatre workshop

The Hocking County Children's Chorus held its first theatre workshop of Saturday, Jan. 28 from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at their music room on West Hunter Street.

Forty-eight choristers from grades 2-7 participated, rotating between four sessions. The day focused on the upcoming production of Disney's "Lion King Jr."...

...It was a wonderful opportunity for the girls and boys to explore the movements of their animal characters for the production. A few of the high school students shared that they themselves got their start in music and theatre in the HCCC.

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Children's Chorus to perform Sunday

The Hocking County Children's Chorus will hold its annual Christmas Concert on Sunday Dec. 11 at 3 p.m. at St. John Catholic Church on Market Street.

A United Way Agency, the HCCC is open to all children of Hocking County in grades two through eight. This includes children in public schools, private schools, and those who are home-schooled. The chorus is open to children of all abilities.

Scot Givens will accompany the Chorus, directed by Therese Karnes.

The 56-member Chorus will be singing a variety of Christmas favorites, along with a few surprises mixed in. New this year will be the addition of choral hand chimes.

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Participants bring Christmas joy to hundreds of people during parade

Hundreds of people of all ages lined the streets for the 2016 Hocking Hills Chamber of Commerce Christmas Parade to see the floats, animals, and of course Santa.

The Christmas parade had more than 70 entries this year. A controversial change this year was the Chamber's decision to charge $25 per entry...

...In addition to the entry fee, another change in the parade this year was a $500 cash prize for the best Bicentennial-themed parade entry.

The honor of the best Bicentennial-themed float went to Citizens Bank of Logan. Citizens Bank Vice President of Customer Service and Private Banking Mary Wilson said everyone involved worked hard on the float and picked fancy costumes.

"We all tried to be in character of somone of the last 200 years. We tried!" Wilson added. "The gift boxes on the float had pictures of the old Logan hospital, Chakeres Theater - it had a lot of history on it. The kids on the float - they came from the Hocking County Children's Chorus."

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Celebration of Trees slated for Saturday at The Bowen House

The Bowen House is being transformed into a Christmas wonderland for its upcoming Celebration of Trees opening on Saturday, which is free to the public.

Representatives from businesses, schools, groups as well as artists are rolling up their sleeves to decorate their beautiful and uniquely themed trees - dozens will be on display...

...The Celebration of Trees opening is Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m. The Hocking County Children's Chorus will sing at 6 p.m. and the Scenic Hills Senior Center Choir will perform at 7:30 p.m.

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Hocking County Children's Chorus finds a new location to call home

"With the smell of fresh paint still lingering in the air, bubbly choristers scale the risers in the group's revamped practice space. Several excited singers take the opportunity to personally thank Citizen's Bank President Dan Fischer for the bank's generosity in opening up the office space at 96 W. Hunter St., to better fit the needs of the ever-growing Hocking County Children's Chorus."

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Local organizations receive grant funding

"Two local organizations recently received sizable donations from TransCanada - the Hocking County Children's Chorus and the Marion Township Fire Department.

'TransCanada is pleased to help the two organizations,' stated Zane Daniels, manager of community relations and stakeholder outreach for TransCanada. 'Being a part of the local community and helping great organizations like this is very important to us.'

HCCC has grown quickly over the past years and has nearly 60 members at the present time. Due to the increase, the chorus needed a new rehearsal space and equipment..."

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United Way dinner and cake auction raises over $10,000

"Thanks to the "3" "C's" - Clyde, Carolyne and the community coming together, the 25th anniversary of the United Way annual campaign kickoff dinner and popular cake auction proved to be a record breaking event...

...Perhaps it was the opening performance by the Hocking County Children's Chorus under the direction of Therese Karnes that set the tone for the evening when they impressed the crowd with their performance of "We are the World - We are the children."

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United Way of Hocking County campaign kick-off dinner slated

"United Way of Hocking County announces that the 25th annual United Way of Hocking County campaign kick-off dinner and cake auction will be hosted at the Olde Dutch Restaurant at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 27...

...[Janey] Saving added that the doors will open at 5:30 p.m. and the Hocking County Children's Chorus under the direction of Therese Karnes, is scheduled to perform promptly at 6 p.m., followed by dinner at 6:15 and the cake auction at 7:30 p.m."

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Getting to Know Your Government: United Way of Hocking County

"In an effort to familiarize the residents of Hocking County with local government entities and local agencies/organizations, the Logan Daily News met with United Way Of Hocking County's Executive Director Janey Saving to learn how the organization impacts the community...

...Saving said United Way of Hocking County, located on 66 E. Hunter Street, helps support 13 local organizations and agencies.

They include - American Red Cross; Boy Scouts of America; Elementary Activities for Grown and Encouragement of Responsibility (EAGER); Habitat for Humanity of Southeast Ohio; Hocking, Athens, Perry Community Action Program (HAPCAP); Hocking County Children's Chorus; Hocking County Council on Aging; Hocking Hills Inspire Shelter; Home Away From Home Program; Hospice of Hocking County; Laurelville Community Food Pantry; Longstreth Community Food Pantry; and Smith Chapel Food and Clothing Mission."

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Kiwanis Donation for HCCC risers

Therese Karnes, director of the Hocking County Children's Chorus, accepts a check for $400 from Dave Vogt, president of the Kiwanis Club, to help with the purchase or risers for the chorus. Risers are multi-purpose platforms used for rehearsal risers, performance risers, and as platforms for the theater productions.

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HCCC helps children in Clendenin, WV

"In the wake of the historic flooding that destroyed many areas of West Virginia earlier this year, a group of local children set out to help the victims that were left without food, clothing and in some instances without homes...

...[Gabe] Stephens and his fellow members of the Hocking County Children's Chorus wanted to make a difference in the lives of those affected by the storms and help ease their minds as they prepare for the upcoming school year."

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