Singers ready to shine at Vale’s 4th of July Rodeo events

 Caroline Bruton sings during the auditions last week. She and three others – Fred Child, Katie Friend and Teri Miller – were selected to sing the anthem at events next week in Vale.

VALE – The duty seemed too important to turn down when Holly Stepleton called not long ago.

Stepleton, part of the squad at Stepleton Electric, was recruiting judges to pick who would sing the national anthem to open each night of the Vale 4th of July Rodeo.

I hesitated. Look, I’m no musical wonder. I played trumpet . . .