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The Valley Breeze & Observer 11-28-2018

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THE VALLEY BREEZE & OBSERVER | NOVEMBER 28-DECEMBER 4, 2018 CHRISTMAS IN THE VALLEY 2018 9 Alaska, Greece, England and Colorado. Like other carolers, Tetreault acknowledged times have changed since she went out caroling with friends in Manville, where she grew up. But the tradition, she explained, still has the poten- tial to connect with people. As a member of the Very Merry Dickens Carolers, she's been called to sing at the bedside of a dying person and seen a man brought to tears in the deli section of a Whole Foods over their rendition of "O Holy Night." One family in North Providence has become "like family" to the group and has been calling them to sing at their home every year since 2010. "You just never know what's going to happen when you're out caroling," she said. True to the Christmas spirit, the Very Merry Dickens Carolers take the day off on Christmas to enjoy the holi- day with family and friends. The hectic lead-up would be enough to turn many profes- sionals off from enjoying the holiday, but not Tetreault. On the contrary, she said, it's her favorite time of the year. "I love Christmas music. I've always loved Christmas music," she said. "Music in general feeds my soul, but Christmas music brings it joy." Members of the ST. THERESA'S CHURCH CHIL- DREN'S CHOIR gather in the parish hall for hot choc- olate and cookies after Christmas caroling last year. From preceding page ISLAND WOODS PERFORMANCE BRAKES • EXHAUST • ENGINE COMPUTER DIAGNOSTICS TRANSMISSION • AUTO REPAIR TRAILER HITCHES & WIRING 1186 Douglas Pike, Smithfield (401) 349-4644 Sales & Installation & Financing Available We are an authorized SNO-WAY Dealer PLOWS ARE IN-STOCK! Call Now For Special Promotions From Our Family to Your Family Happy Holidays Kerri A. Lawton 151 Douglas Pike, Suite 3, Smithfield, RI (P) 401-233-0800 (F) 401-231-2362 KerriLawton@allstate.com Kerri, Michael, Jessica, Jacob & Allison

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