For the fourth year in a row, one neighborhood in Mint Hill is again bringing Christmas cheer to its residents in a free event called Neighborhood Noel.
JAMin. (Jeff Andler Ministries) Christmas Singers, a group of 10 voices, will  present a wide variety of secular and sacred music to the Apple Creek Farmwood neighborhood December 22. The singers will perform a tune from Home Alone 2, The Charlie Brown Christmas Special, a salsa setting of the carol, Pat-a-Pan, and the hallelujah chorus from Handel’s Messiah. Hot chocolate will be free for all who attend and candy will be given to children. Last year, the group gave away more than 500 cups of hot chocolate to attendees, and they hope to have more this year.
Attendees can also help those in need while watching the performance. The group will be collecting new small toys and canned goods to be distributed to the needy.
“It is a great atmosphere of Christmas cheer for family and community,” said Jeff Andler, leader and coordinator of JAMin. singers and the neighborhood event.
Andler and his neighbor, Whitley Stevens decorate their homes extensively every year for the Christmas season and decided in 2009 to add a musical aspect to their light displays. JAMin. singers are already well prepared each year for musical performances, and the musical Neighborhood Noel was a welcome addition to the schedule.
“It has become our favorite and probably most popular Christmas event,” said Andler.
The event is December 22 from 6-9 pm at 10204 Old Roam Court in the Apple Creek Farmwood Subdivision. Parking for the event is street side and JAMin. asks all attendees to not block the flow of traffic.