The Presbyterian Choir School of New Canaan hosted an annual awards dinner Wednesday, June 6 at 5 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, 178 Oenoke Ridge Rd. in New Canaan. While about 40 children received certificates of achievement for outstanding attendance, only those who had not missed a single weekly rehearsal from September to May could qualify for the grand prize of perfect attendance.

Choir School Director Sean McCarthy announced Presbyterian Choir School of New Canaan had four children with perfect attendance. Michelle LaBadie, Augie Kelliher, Kate Reeves and Vivi Reeves were awarded the grand prize: A ride through New Canaan with lights and sirens in a New Canaan Police Department black and white squad car, ending up at Baskin Robbins. There, they met up with all the other children, who had ridden "Old Faithful," an antique fire truck, down to meet them. The school thanks officer Jason Kim and the NCPD for providing the prize.

Choir School faculty and staff were presented with gifts and thanks for their work with various children's and youth choirs. PCS coordinator Cathy Newman, Cherub Choir director Sherry Tate, Choir School Director Sean McCarthy and the Rev. Kathryn Kibbie Laird, Minister of Children and Families, were honored. All the choirs and their supportive parents were commended for their accomplishments in presenting quality anthems each month in worship services and for their recent Children's Musical Theater production of "Bulrush Baby" on June 3.

Registration for the fall semester at the Presbyterian Choir School of New Canaan will be accepted right up to the starting date of Wednesday, Sept. 12. Current offerings include the Cherub Choir for pre-K through second grade, directed by Sherry Tate; Carol Choir for third through seventh grade; Chime Choir for grades three and up; and Chrysalis Youth Choir for grades seven and up. All are directed by Sean McCarthy.

To receive a descriptive brochure and the fall 2011 schedule, call 203-966-0002.

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