Reed City residents invited to "come out and sing"

Labor Day community sing-a-long planned

Reed City residents are invited to join in a Labor Day sing-a-long and connect with each other.

Reed City residents are invited to join in a Labor Day sing-a-long and connect with each other.

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REED CITY — Reed City resident Louise Devendorf is once again inviting neighbors and friends to get dresses up, step outside at 1 p.m. Labor Day, Sept. 5, and join her in a community-wide sing-a-long.

“Last year there were people all over the country doing it, and I would like to do it again because people have been asking me if we are going to do it,” Devendorf said.

She said she had a 101-year-old aunt in Florida, who was originally from this area, who participated in the sing-a-long last year and was excited about getting to sing with people from Michigan.

"Last year there were storms in the area that kept people inside," she said. "It was an awful storm that took down trees. There were a few people out with their umbrellas, but it would be nice if more people were out on their porches this year. Wherever you are, just come out and sing.”

Devendorf planned the sing-a-long last year following a prolonged isolation due to the COVID-19 pandemic, saying she hoped it would help people feel more connected.

She said she plans to sing “I’d Like to Teach the World to Sing” once gain this year and is looking forward to as many community members as possible joining her in the sing-a-long.