PHOTOS: Group gathers to share memories, sing Christmas carols at Willmar Community Center

In celebration of the upcoming Christmas holiday, folks gathered at the Willmar Community Center on Thursday, Dec. 1, to sing Christmas carols and share stories about why certain carols mean something to them during the Aging Wisely Holiday Show.

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Peggy Karsten plays the piano while leading attendees in singing Christmas carols during the Aging Wisely Holiday Show at the Willmar Community Center on Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022.
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WILLMAR — With the holiday spirit now in full swing, folks gathered at the Willmar Community Center on Thursday for an afternoon of reflecting on fond Christmas memories and singing beloved carols during the Aging Wisely Holiday Show.

Peggy Karsten strummed on her guitar and played the piano while leading the group in song. At the conclusion of everyone providing a Christmas memory tied to a carol they cherish, attendees took part in a cookie exchange.

Aging Wisely is a program that helps support various needs of older adults, ranging from educational and social to nutritional.

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Margherita Larmon, third from left, speaks about a holiday memory she has that is associated with the carol "Silent Night." Attendees sang and shared memories during the Aging Wisely Holiday Show at the Willmar Community Center on Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022.
Macy Moore / West Central Tribune
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Women gather to sing Christmas carols and share fond memories from the holiday season during the Aging Wisely Holiday Show at the Willmar Community Center on Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022.
Macy Moore / West Central Tribune
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Karen Hernandez, far left, speaks about why the song "White Christmas" is special to her during the Aging Wisely Holiday Show at the Willmar Community Center on Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022.
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Macy Moore is an award-winning photojournalist at the West Central Tribune in Willmar, Minnesota.
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