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Northern Shenandoah Valley All Day Singing

Cunningham Chapel, Boyce, Virginia

Saturday, June 2, 2001

The eighth annual Northern Shenandoah Valley All Day Singing was held on the first Saturday in June at Cunningham Chapel in Boyce, Virginia. John delRe called the class to order at 10:00 a.m. leading song on page 129. Miriam Kilmer led the opening prayer.

Leaders: Kelly Macklin 275 (t? b?); Leslie Alperin 178; Janine Smith 124; Mary Wright 324; Roland Hutchinson 439; Ellie Soler 278b; Sandra Polaski 217; Diane Mennella 336; Gina Balestracci 228; Paula McGray 215.

The class was organized with the following officers elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—John delRe; Vice Chairman—Gail Doss; Secretary—Doron Henkin; Treasurer—Stephen McMaster; Chaplain—Miriam Kilmer; Arranging—Pat Temple and Blake Morris; Pitching—Paula McGray.

Leaders: John delRe 123b; Doron Henkin 71; Laura Densmore 344; Cathy Tucker 556; Kelly Macklin 446; Daniel Henkin and Gilead Henkin 479; Don Polaski 112; Pat Temple 168; Evan Duncan 222; Stephen McMaster 288.


Doron Henkin brought the class to order leading song on page 56b. Leaders: Guy Bankes 65; Elizabeth Cusick 547; Blake Morris 35; Hal Kunkel 88 (t? b?); Gerry Hoffman 107; Mary Ann Daly 114; Kathy Manning 460; Marilyn Estep 504; Miriam Kilmer 378b; Tim Slattery 200; Kat Kinkaid 163t; Fred Beardsley 475; Craig Baughan 229; Gail Doss 137; Leslie Alperin 268; Mary Wright 510; Roland Hutchinson 242; John Daniel delRe 332; Ellie Soler 143; Diane Mennella 542; Sandra Polaski 142; Gina Balestracci 419; Liz Cusick 372; Paula McGray 300; Doron Henkin 277. Miriam Kilmer offered a blessing for lunch.


The afternoon session began with John delRe leading song on page 133; Cathy Tucker 144; and Don Polaski 198.

John delRe conducted the memorial lesson and spoke of our desire to remember those singers and loved ones we have lost in the past year and how much we will miss them. He read the names of the deceased who had passed away in the last year, and also the names of those sick and shut-in, of whom we wished to remember in our prayers. He then lead song on page 347. The deceased remembered were: Mary K. Friday—D.C.; Robert Todd and Joanna Sorlien—Pennsylvania; Karen House and Karen Hamilton—New York; Diane Woodward—Maryland; Susan Garber—Connecticut; Gabriel Spector—New Jersey; Elsie Allen and Eva Lampman—California; Jack Smith—Georgia; Emma Venier and Gina Diguisto—France. The sick and shut-ins remembered were: Muriel Parker, Jerilyn Schumacher, and Donna Forrester. Miriam Kilmer closed the memorial lesson with prayer.

Leaders: Pat Temple 129; Evan Duncan 513; Stephen McMaster 362; Guy Bankes 254; Laura Densmore 40; Blake Morris 433; Hal Kunkel 179; Gerry Hoffman 196; Mary Ann Daly 564; Kathy Manning 384; Ray Lynn Showalter 354t; Marilyn Estep 236; Miriam Kilmer 163b; Tim Slattery 497; Kat Kinkade 328; Craig Baughan 86; Gail Doss 269.


Kathy Manning brought the class to order leading song on page 440. Leaders: Fred Beardsley 532; Leslie Alperin 155; Mary Wright 274t; Roland Hutchinson 245; Ellie Soler 551; Diane Mennella 208; Sandra Polaski 192; Gina Balestracci 524; Paula McGray 530; Doron Henkin 369; Don Polaski 454; Evan Duncan 84; Stephen McMaster 282; Leyland delRe 291; Guy Bankes 120; Laura Densmore 290; Iris Knell and Mark Knell 346; Blake Morris 297; Hal Kunkel 195; Gerry Hoffman 171; Mary Ann Daly 153; Kathy Manning 98; Pat Temple 209.

Kelly Macklin made a resolutions report.

Miriam Kilmer asked for a closing blessing. The class took the parting hand with song on page 62.

Chairman—John delRe; Vice Chairman—Gail Doss; Secretary—Doron Henkin.