One of the community activities that Gracie and her students participated in each year was Christmas caroling. As part of an annual tradition, Peterson and a group of Monmouth College students visited dorms on campus, homes in the neighborhood and patients at the Monmouth hospital singing carols. Among the songs chosen by Gracie and her carolers were Christmas classics such as "Silent Night" and "O Holy Night." Peterson's caroling, though a small gesture, was received with incredible gratitude among community members and students. Each caroling event elicited exclamations of approval in the local papers, as well as notes from adoring fans and friends.