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Giving Thanks for Hamilton Sings Community Choir

By Lynn Watkins
Published April 30, 2014

Hamilton Sings Community Choir is not just about singing songs, practicing and playing many different musical instruments - it's about having fun.

It doesn't matter if you're female or male, young or old. They accept you for who you are and not what you look like. Most of us or all of us even become friends within the first week.

When I first heard about Hamilton Sings Community Choir I thought to myself: would they accept me? Did I have to have a great voice to join? Well let's just say they took me in like I was one of their own. They didn't care about the way I looked or how well I could sing.

I made some great new friends along the way and I am proud to call Hamilton Sings my second to third family even though they ain't blood.

I have come a long way because of them, including my good teacher Carlie and my good friend Judy, who have been the most amazing supporters and friends I met after high school. They have made me a better person, encouraging me to stop being shy and say what's on my mind.

Also, they have been helping me in job searching as well as support in my past and letting it go and moving forward to greater things in life.

Sue has been my vocal coach since January 2014. She is the kind of person any singer, fan and person would love to meet and she has even kept and collected the Hamilton Spectator for me because she knows how much I love reading the papers. Thank you for being there for me when I needed you all the most.

All I am trying to say is that I appreciate everyone in The Hamilton Sings Community Choir and that I appreciate everything they did and do for me and the support I have gotten since I first started attending Choir in 2014. I Love you all and thank you all for the life I never thought possible and that it's okay to be yourself - just don't be too negative and be happy that it's a new day.

I am really thankful to have been and be part of something so special and I hope to continue being part of the Hamilton Sings community choir.

Lynn Watkins is a beginner writer. She started writing in 2012 and has been writing ever since. Lynn attended Parkview Secondary School. Her favorite subjects were English, sewing and baking. She has her diploma thanks to her Ontario Secondary School Literacy Course Teacher. She graduated High School in 2013 and hopes to have a career in writing.

She Loves writing from her heart and speaking when others can't. She got into writing because of her grandmother, Betty, as she is one of Lynn's major writing influences: Her Grandmother was always writing lyrics. Also her Mom, April, and her Uncle Greg, are two of her major musical influences. When she isn't writing she is often taking photos and she loves photography.

Lynn volunteers at a Church Choir, basically doing whatever is asked of her. You can find her singing in the Choir, and she also has a Scholarship for her Music Classes, which take place every Wednesday at 3:15 pm on Beechwood Avenue in Hamilton, Ontario.

Lynn is currently working on her first book, hopefully to be published in 2014 or 2015. Lynn lives in Hamilton.

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By Carlie (anonymous) | Posted May 07, 2014 at 08:42:39

Very well written Lynn! And thank you for the 'nod'. You're an amazing young lady who is going to do great things, and I can't wait to share a stage with you.

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