The evening began with refreshments brought by BelmarArts Trustees and visits with friends. After some short introductions, Big Band singer Cheryl Parker and her accompanist, pianist Mark Cohn, took to the microphones telling us about the big band music of the early 20th century. Interspersed with the facts were the songs, and we all sang along.
We ended the performance part of the evening with some music of the holiday season -- as Cheryl sang to her favorite Santas.
Some more eating and visiting along with a little shopping at the Wearable, Usable Functional Art Show and Sale in the Front Gallery ended the evening as we wished a good night to all.
Trustees present included current chairman Dana Cohoon, incoming co-chairmen Ali Martin and John "Hutch" Hutchinson, vice chair Beverly Miller, secretary Jim Aberle, treasurer Luis Pulido, and trustees Joan Wallace, Barbara Griffin, Pat Hutchinson, Tom Volker and Joe Villa.