Holly Springs Baptist Church hosts “Texas Accent” at monthly luncheon

“Texas Accent,” a Sweet Adelines quartet of singers, provided the entertainment for the monthly luncheon held at Holly Springs Baptist Church in Garrison on Tuesday, February 9, 2016.


Members of Texas Accent include Lead, Becky Crawford; Tenor, Marilyn Tutwiler; Baritone, T.J. Reed; and Bass, Kathy Wilton. The group sings old melodies in harmony, all done ‘a capella’ (no musical accompaniment). Songs the group performed included “If I Had My Life to Live Over;” “Whose Honey Are You;” “Sentimental Journey;” “Who’s Sorry Now;” “I Don’t Know Why I Love You Like I Do;” and “Sugar in the Morning.”


The Sweet Adelines are an offshoot of the Barber Shop quartets begun in 1939 and sung by men. Sweet Adelines quartets groups for women were begun in 1946. They compete regionally, nationally, and internationally. Texas Accent will compete March 18 in Houston at the Gulf Coast Regional Competition.


Texas Accent evolved from the Heart of the Pines chorus that practices on Monday nights at a Church of Christ building in Nacogdoches. Anyone is welcome to join them to sing.


The ladies of Holly Springs Baptist Church prepared a delicious luncheon for the day, consisting of chicken and dumplings, green beans, baked pineapple casserole, corn bread, and mini heart-shaped red velvet cakes for dessert. The luncheons are held every second Tuesday of the month, and different programs are presented. There is no set cost, but donations are accepted.