History

In 1965, a group of women got together to talk about their desire to join a group of singers. Their enthusiasm and vision led them to want to learn more about barbershop harmony and Sweet Adelines, Inc.
On May 31st in 1966, they received their Charter to become Zumbro Valley Chapter of Sweet Adelines International. They started out with 22 members directed by
Richard (Dick) Hedglin. Over the 53 years we have had only 14 directors.
Early on the chorus performed on the TV Cancer Telethon, many nursing homes and banquets.
They also raised money for music and costumes by having garage sales, bake sales and car washes.
They also put on many shows.
Photo – Front Row (left to Right)
Bonnie Rylander, Marion Huslid, Janet Peterson, Carol Abraham, Janette Lubahn, Doris Nelson, June Johnson, Sheila Crawford
Back Row – Donna Lee, Marion Lund, Patricia Voskuil, Carol Houdek, Lorna Bluhm, Mary Hedglin, Susan Ramthun Mary Ryberg, Lynn Witt, Lois Hammermeister, Carol Guthrie, Donna Welch, Carolyn Jansen, Director Dick Hedglin Not in photo Lois Kruger.