William A. Naugle ’62 has been the organist at Unity-Washington United Methodist Church in Hurlock, Md. for 50 years. In honor of his service, the church held a day full of events in honor of Naugle’s commitment. This celebration took place Oct. 21, 2012 and included special music and events in the morning worship, a meal of fellowship and an afternoon of musical events. The entire program was filled with selections that were important to Naugle and his family.
One of the highlights of the day was the performance of vocal selections by the Kent Island Quintet, accompanied by Mary Unglesbee Miller ’65 – a college friend of Naugle. Naugle and his wife, Virginia, have worked together to provide quality choral and instrumental music for Unity-Washington UMC and the community. Naugle has played organ and piano for many weddings, funerals, concerts and celebrations. He has performed vocal solos and duets during worship services, as well as singing with a Dorchester County group called “The Good News Chorale.” Naugle has served with 12 pastors at Unity-Washington UMC. During the celebration, the District Superintendent, Rev. Gary Moore along with the minister of Unity-Washington UMC, Rev. Glenn Lyburn, presented Naugle with a certificate for his 50 years of service.