Rep. Dan Saddler spread some holiday cheer at the Dec. 15 Rotary club meeting by strumming his guitar playing a series of seasonal favorite tunes and leading the other Rotary members in attendance in his version of caroling.
For nearly ten minutes, the state representative wearing the classic red tie who is also actually darn handy on the guitar, provided the listening ear with a musical rundown of songs most of us know by memory – or at least the first verse of each anyway.
Saddler led off with”Jingle Bells,” and didn’t stop at the end of the first round of the chorus since he knew the words to the second verse as well. In between the chorus and the second verse, Saddler added a bit of a country pluck to his playing.
His second number – “Santa Claus is Coming to Town” – featured Saddler adding a little do-whap with the sounds of “do-be-do” and “waw, waw, whoa” added between its classic lines.
Other well-known tunes included, “There’s No Place Like Home,” and “Silent Night, Holy Night.” Both tunes seemed to fine tune the room’s atmosphere more to the more sentimental and somber parts of the Christmas season.
Rotary members joined in singing with Saddler between finishing their lunches.
Of course, to honor the weather outside that wasn’t quite so frightful on Dec. 15, Saddler croned, “Let it Snow,” and ended his show with “Silver Bells” – the tune that honors the shopping rush of the season and ends with the mindful warning, “soon it will be Christmas Day.”