On Sunday, December 2nd, the Okaloosa Chamber Singers kicked off the holiday season with an afternoon concert sponsored by the Florida Chautauqua, Inc. The sanctuary of the First United Methodist Church located on Circle Drive in DeFuniak Springs, resounded with the voices of the select choir members and their musical accompanists. This year’s concert attendees had the added pleasure of enjoying the addition of a string ensemble, oboes, cellos and English horns. Traditional Christmas carols, as well as a selection of classical pieces, appealed to a broad and varied audience of approximately 200 people. Following the concert, participants and guests were treated to a reception on the porch where a traditional holiday fare was served which included dessert items. Recipes for many of the sweets and treats appear in the newly released Florida Chautauqua Cookery cookbook. Some guests proceeded on to enjoy the lights of Christmas Reflections surrounding our beautiful lake. This event has become a holiday tradition for many families and is a much anticipated event in our hometown.