No school today in State College, and the municipal offices are closed. Why, you ask? First day of deer season. And what better way to prepare than a special prayer service for hunters. From today's Centre Daily Times:
LIVONIA — The night before the hunt, the men gather inside the small, two-door chapel to tell jokes, pray and sing.
The Penns Valley Men's Chorus at the "Hunters' Service" at the Grace Reformed Chapel in Livonia on Sunday, Nov. 29, 2009.
“These next several selections sort of reflect on that feeling of hunting camp being almost like paradise,” choir director Daniel Warntz told the audience of about 45 people gathered in the Grace Reformed Chapel.
Then the 18 members of the Penns Valley Men’s Chorus — many dressed in camouflage gear or orange jackets — sang “Walk to Jerusalem.”