The AWON Friday Night Sing-Along.
Everyone enjoyed hearing and singing along with the old favorites. This event
was organized, coordinated and led by Maggie Malone, songstress in chief.
Bonnie Carter, Maggie Malone and Walter Carter lead the singing.
Vamik and Betty Volkan harmonize with Chickie "the riveter" Berry.
Judy Epsha belts out "Pistol Packin' Mama."
CoChair Penny LeGrand and Rachel Tannenbaum whoop it up.
Barb Kelly and Walt Linne take a break from store duties.
The Sing-Along included the unofficial AWON Song: AWON SUNSHINE –
Here are the lyrics – which note the various stanza contributors:
(sung to the tune of You Are My Sunshine)
AWON’s our family with loved ones dear
Brothers and sisters from far and near
We tell the stories of our Dad’s glories
And share together memories here.
Sixty plus years have come and gone
And now we’re ready to sing our song
To praise our fathers for this great country
We have waited oh so long.
We’ve wept together, and we’ve shared pain
We’ve all been happy, and sad and blue
We’re all connected, we love each other
And we know what we’ve been through.
We’re AWON siblings, we stand together
Our daddies died when we were young
We hold our heads high, we are survivors
And our stories make us ONE.
AWON’s our family we always longed for
Wanting our daddies home from the war
We care for each other, sister and brother
Sharing love and oh so much more.
Tho they are gone, they're not forgotten
We feel them looking down with love
We hope to join them and be together
At last forever in Heaven above.
Photos are thanks to Dianne Baczynski, Paula Baker, Darlene Mott, and Steve Hoffman.
The AWON SUNSHINE lyrics are thanks to Pat Albani.