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Kalamazoo Singing

Kalamazoo, Michigan

July 16, 2000

The second annual Kalamazoo Singing was held at the Wesley Foundation Building on the campus of Western Michigan University on the third Sunday in July. The class was called to order by Martha Beverly and Bill Beverly leading song on page 59. Samuel Sommers offered the morning prayer.

Leaders: Samuel Sommers 48b; Ann Miczulski 314; Henry Schuman 546 (for Pauline Childers); Matthew Lind 85; Judy Hauff 283; Roger Williams 210; JoDell Albi 271 (t? b?); Molly Williams 66; Dean Slaton, Cathryn Baker, and Megan Jennings 218; Jim Pfau 371; Jan Wright 171; Ted Mercer 564; Cathryn Baker 91; Bruce Holmes 146; Marcia Johnson 345 (t? b?); John Bealle 543; Melanie Hauff 444; Richard DeLong 370.

RECESS

Bill Beverly and Martha Beverly called the class to order leading song on page 312b. Leaders: Joan Aldridge 198; Guy Bankes 350; Carol Crawford 466; Ben Crawford 49t; Becky Parat 352; Gary Gronau 163t; Reba Dell Windom 76b; David Rust 77t; Kit Pfau 48t; Jim Crawford 268; Christine Guth 373; Ted Johnson 349; Eloise Clark 333; James Nelson Gingerich 454; Wendy Wahn 548; Jacob Affolter 117; Julie Vea 316; Lisa Grayson 430; James Page 216; Lissa Blood 38b; Kate Lind 348 (t? b?); Kris Richardson 497; Sue Kessel 260. Reverend Jeffrey Williams, Chaplain of the Wesley Foundation, led the class in a blessing for lunch.

LUNCH

Henry Schuman brought the afternoon session together leading song on page 32t. Leaders: Martha Beverly 274 (t? b?); Bill Beverly 523b; JoDell Albi 383; John Bealle 522; Melanie Hauff 426b; Matthew Lind 515; Judy Hauff and Mary List 334; Judy Hauff 504; Richard DeLong 395; Molly Williams 128; Samuel Sommers 386; Cathryn Baker 472; Lisa Grayson 29t; Jim Crawford 28b; Ann Miczulski 300; Reba Dell Windom 186; Gary Gronau 110; Henry Schuman, Pastor Jeffery Williams and family 475.

RECESS

The class was called together by Bill Beverly and Martha Beverly leading song on page 87. Leaders: Roger Williams 174; Joan Aldridge 473; Martha Lang 203; Guy Bankes 297; Carol Crawford 501b; Jim Pfau 278b; Eloise Clark 31t; Kit Pfau 137; David Rust 200; Julie Vea 436; Lissa Blood 170; James Page 284; Jan Wright 299; Ted Johnson 89; Kate Lind 335; Ted Mercer 376; Christine Guth 201; James Nelson Gingerich 448b; Sue Kessell 269; Jacob Affolter 212; Dean Slaton 500; Kris Richardson 217; Doug Stapleton 440; Bruce Holmes 267.

Martha Beverly offered the following resolutions. Thanks to all the singers for coming from near and far; to Grace Flesche, the kitchen wizard; to all those who provided our excellent lunch; and to Pastor Jeffery Williams for providing us the use of this excellent facility.

Announcements of upcoming singings were made. Bill Beverly and Martha Beverly led song on page 46 as the closing song. Samuel Sommers offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairpersons—Bill Beverly and Martha Beverly; Treasurer—Ann Miczulski; Secretary—Henry Schuman.