From staff Reports

REED CITY — Crossroads Harmony Chorus, a Reed City chapter of Sweet Adelines International, was recognized as the “most improved chorus” at a Region 2 Border Lakes competition on April 27.

Held in Dearborn, groups from as far north as Sault Ste. Marie and as far south as the Essex in Ontario, Canada, pitted their vocal skills against each other.

Crossroads Harmony Chorus, made up of 15 women, received 93 more points this year than last year, which earned them the “most improved” award. Jim Whitten has directed the chorus since 2005. Members would like to thank Whitten; coaches, Jeanne Lundberg, Abby Sella and Nancy Liedel; and the community for supporting the group and helping them improve.

Participants include Cindy Bullock, Diwon Cherry, Pam Engler, Deb Fild, Kathy Fleming, Kathy Galley, Terrie Larson, Ruth Ann LaDuke, Marilyn Marzolf, Suzi Shaw, Deanna Snider, Chris Stevens, Cheryl Swanson, Marcia Wallin and Lynn Williams. Other members who did not compete are Sue Maskill, Anna Nolen and Marilyn Sengelaub.

Find out more about the group on the “Crossroads Harmony Chorus” Facebook page or contact Diwon Cherry at (231) 592-5328 or Cheryl Swanson at (231) 832-2911.