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Illinois State Sacred Harp Convention

Cottonwood United Methodist Church, Toledo, Illinois

September 23-24, 2000

Saturday, September 23

The sixteenth annual session of the Illinois State Sacred Harp Convention was called to order at the Cottonwood United Methodist Church, north of Toledo, Illinois with Chairperson Karen Hojnacki leading song on page 171. Chaplain Don Baker offered the morning prayer.

Officers and committees were recognized: Chairperson—Karen Hojnacki; Secretary—Janet Fraembs; Arranging Committee—Terry Hogg, Janet Fraembs, Pete Ellertsen, and Karen Hojnacki on Saturday; Mike Veech, Jan Ketelle, Peggy Brayfield. and Jo An Baker on Sunday; Location Committee—Don Baker; Food—Sue Miller, Don Baker, Jo An Baker, and Doris Steinmetz; Publicity—Janet Fraembs; Signs—Don Bardsley; Registration—Frank Fraembs; Finance Committee—Don Bardsley; Memorial Committee—Lee Steinmetz and John Ramsey; Social—John Bailey; Chaplains—Don Baker and Don Bardsley; Pitching—Peggy Brayfield, Dave Ressler, and Jim Page.

Leaders: Don Baker 354 (t? b?); Terry Hogg 48 (t? b?); Janet Fraembs 82 (t? b?); John Bailey 145b, Peggy Brayfield 87; Mike Veech 101 (t? b?); Jo An Baker 312 (t? b?); Don Bardsley 155; Sue Miller 228; Lee Steinmetz 68 (t? b?); Luke Barker 179; William Shetter 91; Joan Aldridge 63; Pete Ellertsen 510; Bob Meek 384; Gwen King 338; James Page 505; Presley Barker 474.


The class continued singing with Karen Hojnacki leading song on page 203. Leaders: Dave Ressler 192; Berkley Moore 495; John Ramsey 329; Dick Dunagan 74b; Lou Kujawinski 535b; John Bailey 218; Joan Aldridge 523; Lee Steinmetz 242; Luke Barker 66; Don Baker 133; Gwen King 107.


Karen Hojnacki brought the class back to order leading song on page 208. Leaders: Terry Hogg 212; William Shetter 99; James Page 222; Penny Kujawinski 83t; Presley Barker 122; Pete Ellertsen 89; Mike Veech 540; Dave Ressler 29t; Dick Dunagan 309; Peggy Brayfield 481; Berkley Moore 282; John Ramsey 136; Lou Kujawinski 313 (t? b?); Janet Fraembs 532; Don Bardsley 28b; Bob Meek 358. Chaplain Don Baker asked the blessing, and the class was dismissed.


Karen Hojnacki brought the afternoon session together leading songs on pages 480 and 58. Leaders: Penny Kujawinski 515, 316; Terry Hogg 147 (t? b?), 112; Dick Dunagan 273, 378b; Luke Barker 215, 79; John Bailey 340, 436; Joan Aldridge 270; Lee Steinmetz 154, 163b; Don Baker 272, 175.


Karen Hojnacki brought the class back to order leading song on page 145t. Leaders: Gwen King 325, 300; William Shetter 167, 150; James Page 216, 200; Presley Barker 324, 142; Pete Ellertsen 473, 72b; Mike Veech 299, 217; Dave Ressler 47b, 186; Peggy Brayfield 385t; John Ramsey 385b; Lou Kujawinski 34b; Berkley Moore 196; Janet Fraembs 512. The Saturday session was brought to a close with Karen Hojnacki leading song on page 347. Chaplain Don Baker offered the benediction.

Sunday, September 24

The Sunday morning session of the convention was called to order by Chairperson Karen Hojnacki leading song on page 49t. The morning prayer was led by Chaplain Don Baker.

Leaders: Mike Veech 59, 58; Janet Fraembs 61, 480; Peggy Brayfield 556, 335; Lee Steinmetz 81t, 309; Penny Kujawinski 82b, 497; Don Baker 82t, 129; Jan Ketelle 168, 368; William Shetter 171, 373; Joan Aldridge 276, 269.


Karen Hojnacki called the class together leading song on page 198. Leaders: Don Bardsley 86, 147b; John Bailey 46, 548; Martha Lang 448t, 504; John Ramsey 126, 143; Bob Meek 441, 457; Dave Ressler 498, 181.


Janet Fraembs brought the class back leading song on page 421.

The memorial lesson followed. Lee Steinmetz spoke for the deceased and led song on page 565 for these honored friends: Jack Page—Texas; Karen House—New York; Susan Garber—Connecticut; Virgil Phillips, Ruby Phillips, Marie Aldridge, and Gene Wakefield—Alabama; and Jack Porter. Bob Meek led song on page 323b for these sick and shut-ins: Bob Scorgie—Wisconsin; Philip Page Jr.—New Jersey; Virginia Evans—Illinois; June Porter. The memorial was closed.

Leaders: Jim Page 284, 411; Berkley Moore 163t, 73t; Lou Kujawinski 28b, 569b. Chaplain Don Bardsley asked the blessing, and the class was dismissed.


David Rust brought the class back for the afternoon session leading songs on pages 146 and 125. Leaders: Penny Kujawinski 455, 101b; John Ramsey 151, 177; Mike Veech 547, 496; William Shetter 183, 313t; Don Bardsley 155, 154; Dave Ressler 122, 277.


The class was called back with Lori Graber leading songs on pages 163b and 203. Leaders: Janet Fraembs 501, 440; James Page 272, 266; Berkley Moore 71, 270; John Bailey 448b, 532; Lou Kujawinski 178, 515; Ruth White 551, 28t; David Rust 123b, 314; Penny Kujawinski 503, 84; Lee Steinmetz 250; Lori Graber 85; John Ramsey 294; Dave Ressler 107.

Don Bardsley gave the Financial Report. Following announcements of future singings the class shared the parting hand, and the convention was closed in prayer led by Don Bardsley.

Chairperson—Karen Hojnacki; Secretary—Janet Fraembs.