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The Heartland Fillies are looking for new members to bring out their inner divas.
The barbershop-style vocal group has an open house scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Thursday at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Shepherdsville Road in Elizabethtown The event is open to all area women who can carry a tune.
Since 2008, the group has been belting out tunes from the ’40s, ’50s, ’60s and other eras. Members sing hymns, popular music, Christmas carols and other ditties that catch their interest.
The Fillies have about 20 regular members and are looking for fresh voices and friendships.
It’s important to build to group’s membership and give others the chance to express and enjoy themselves, said Connie Duncan of Hodgenville.
Assistant director Wilma Ewing never sang barbershop music before she looked into joining the group, but she loved the four-part harmony.
That’s not the only thing that brings her to weekly practices.
“I love the fellowship,” she said. “We have a really good family.”
Some people think they don’t have time to participate, but the group’s weekly meet-up is Ewing’s time to indulge herself.
“This is something we do that relieves stress,” she said.
Duncan agreed the practices break up her week and give her something other than her family to dedicate her energy for an evening.
“This is our night,” she said. “It’s in the middle of the week and it picks me up. Even if I’m tired and worn out, I come in here and enjoy myself and relax.”
One of Duncan’s favorite things to do with the group is to sing in area nursing homes, Relay for Life events and civic organizations.
Amber Coulter can be reached at (270) 505-1746 or firstname.lastname@example.org.