Carolers receive candy canes for a performance well done. Photos by John Bert.

Having carolers come to your door at Christmas is like winning the lottery – it’s an unexpected treat that brings your family great joy.

My carolers this weekend were of the miniature variety, from toddlers to elementary age. Their moms recently formed a group called GAP – Gals of Arbor Park – joining young moms from the Pebble Creek, Rolling Trails and Highlands West areas of Lake Highlands to get together socially every other month in neighborhood homes. They also plan parties and play dates at nearby Arbor Park.

Carolers delight the Baty Family

They gathered the kids at the park first to practice, but the enthusiastic kids were quickly ready to face a real audience, so they set out going door-to-door. Even the college kids at my house couldn’t resist singing along.