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Fox Valley Folk Festival Singing

Geneva, Illinois

September 2, 2001

The Fox Valley Folk Festival Singing opened at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday, September 2, 2001, in the pavilion of Island Park in Geneva, Illinois, as part of the Fox Valley Folk Festival. Ted Mercer opened the singing by welcoming everyone and then led song on page 40.

A brief business meeting was held with the following officers elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Herb Schroeder; Secretary—Debbie Barford; Arranging Committee—Dean Slaton.

Leaders: David Barford 216; Cathryn Baker 148; Claudia Harris 56b; Karen Freund 49t; Lisa Grayson 278b; Debbie Barford 215; Suzanne Flandreau 297; John Seaton 47t; Randy Neufield 32t; Jerry Enright 32b; Jim Helke 31t; Dean Slaton 34 (t? b?); Kelly Brest Van Kemp 312b; Jim Page 284. The class was dismissed until 12:45, and the many newcomers were invited to return to sing again.

LUNCH

The class resumed at 12:45 p.m. with Herb Schroeder leading song on page 34b. Leaders: Doug Stapleton 99; Bruce Holmes 146; Nathan Barford 274 (t? b?); Orwin Youngquist 117; Marcia Johnson 340; Virginia Warren 159; Johanna Fabke 350; Lissa Blood 480; Melanie Hauff 277; Ted Johnson 475; Sue Kessell 304; Randy Neufield and Sylvi Re 178; Becky Parat and Cathryn Baker 454; Jerry Enright 448 (t? b?); Judy Hauff 528; Meg Papadolias 268; Claudia Harris 288; Lissa Blood 68 (t? b?); Lisa Grayson 436; Karen Freund 224; Kelly Brest Van Kemp 335; Ted Johnson 34t; Nathan Barford 410t; Doug Stapleton 384; Jim Page 202; Bruce Holmes 163b; Suzanne Flandreau 276.

Ted Mercer led song on page 217 as the final song, and the class was dismissed. All newcomers were invited to attend regular Chicago singings.

Chairman—Herb Schroeder; Secretary—Debbie Barford.