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Cincinnati New Year’s Day Singing

Walnut Hills Christian Church, Cincinnati, Ohio

Tuesday, January 1, 2002

The eleventh annual Cincinnati New Year’s Day Singing was held at Walnut Hills Christian Church in Cincinnati, Ohio. Eloise Clark called the class to order leading songs on pages 45t and 34b. Linda Coppock offered the opening prayer.

Visitors from Louisville brought a carton of “Cooper Books”, so we were able to sing several selections new to the Cincinnati singers.

The class organized with the following officers elected to serve: Chairman—Rich Overturf; John Bealle—Arranging Committee; Secretary—Sheryl Pockrose.

Leaders: Sheryl Pockrose 27, 146; Christine Cox 147t, 341; John Bealle 186, 212; Jim Coppock 142, 198; Dee Kersell 178; Marlen Rust 66, 52 (t? b?); Rick Arnest 159, 314.

RECESS

Rich Overturf called the class to order leading song on page 49t. Leaders: Joyce Brown 495, 68b; Debbie Hall 86, 362; Linda Coppock 377, 542; Michael Hieber 37b, 148; Karen Arnett 40, 535; Bob Meek 571 (CB), 38t (CB); David Rust 200, 168; Rich Overturf 38t, 107; Bob Meek 393b (CB), 563 (CB). Bob Meek offered a prayer before lunch.

LUNCH

Rich Overturf called the class back to order leading song on page 143. Leaders: Lois Hurt 81b; Bruce Kokernot 183; Nada Huron 59, 63; Rick Arnest 314 (CB), 254; Sheryl Pockrose 564, 565; Eloise Clark 144, 434; Marlen Rust 114, 203; Lois Hurt 323b, 470; Wendy Gilchrist 569 (t? b?), 313b.

RECESS

Rich Overturf called the class back to order leading song on page 294. Leaders: Joyce Brown 496, 488b (CB); Bob Meek 505 (CB), 408 (CB); David Rust 112, 480; Michael Hieber 378t, 276; Wendy Gilchrist 503, 300; Bruce Kokernot 209, 524; Debbie Hall 335, 189; Karen Arnett 299, 268; Rich Overturf 57b, 236; Dee Kersell 118, 455; Bob Meek 500 (CB); Rich Overturf 515b.

After announcements were made, Bob Meek offered a closing prayer, and the class concluded with song on page 347.

Chairman—Ruth Overturf; Secretary—Sheryl Pockrose.