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Maquoketa River Sacred Harp Singing

Lenox College, Hopkinton, Iowa

Saturday, June 1, 2002

The first annual Maquoketa River Sacred Harp Singing opened at 9:30 a.m. with a singing school led by P. Dan Brittain, who gave a brief guide in how to sing the notes. The following songs were led by Day Brittain to use as illustrations: 209, 425, 49t, 49b, 87, 45t, 57, 65, 441, 376, 81 (t? b?), and 21 (JB).

RECESS

Michael Moore called the class to order leading song on page 34b, and then offered the morning prayer.

Officers elected or appointed to serve for the day were: Chairman—Michael Moore; Vice Chairman—Annie Grieshop; Chaplain—Michael Moore; Secretary—Alice Moran; Arranging Committee—Michael Ross and Bill Caldwell; Memorial Committee—Paul Wyatt and Michael Moore; Treasurer—Annie Grieshop.

Leaders: Steve Warner 171; Paul Wyatt 48 (t? b?); Dick Dunagan 36b; Val Dunagan 350; Nick Pasqual 333; Alice Moran 41; Bill Caldwell 344; James Page “County K”; Anne Heider 189b; Ted Johnson 430; Marcia Johnson 454; Martha Henderson 282; Jan Ketelle 168; Dan Brittain “Maquoketa”; Jim Solheim 218; Michael Moore 33t; Dick Dunagan 68b. Michael Moore gave the blessing for the noon meal.

LUNCH

Michael Moore called the class back to order for the afternoon session leading song on page 123t. Leaders: Val Dunagan 475; Nick Pasqual 496; Rochelle Lodder 148; Judy Hauff 82t; Melanie Hauff 215; Kathy Kaiser 29t; James Page 411; Anne Heider 472; Ted Johnson “Fresh as Grass”; Marcia Johnson 283; Martha Henderson 480; Jan Ketelle 368; Dan Brittain “Pohick”; Steve Warner 86; Bill Caldwell 178; Paul Wyatt 99.

RECESS

Michael Moore called the class back to order leading song on page 61.

Paul Wyatt and Michael Moore presented the memorial lesson, and led song on page 345b for the following deceased: Philip Page, Jr.—New Jersey; Ev Yoder—New Mexico; Jerilyn Schumacher, Jackie Long, and John Bailey—Illinois; Marjorie Ketelle—Tennessee; Freeman Wootten—Alabama; Palmer Rogers—Minnesota; Randy Wells—Florida.

Paul Wyatt and Michael Moore read the list of names for the sick and shut-ins, and led song on page 176t for: Bob Scorgie—Wisconsin; George Wyatt—Alabama; Stephie Rubin—Illinois; Pauline Childers—Michigan; Tom Mitchell—Minnesota. The memorial lesson was closed.

Leaders: Jim Solheim “Nebraska”; Michael Moore 112; Dick Dunagan 273; Val Dunagan 128; Nick Pasqual 58; Rochelle Lodder 84; Judy Hauff 300; Melanie Hauff 542; Kathy Kaiser 38b; James Page 284; Anne Heider 362.

RECESS

Michael Moore called the class back to order, and Michael Ross and Annie Grieshop led songs on pages 137 and 159.

Upcoming singings were announced, including singing for the worship service on June 2, 2002 at Lenox College.

Michael Moore led song on page 185 as the closing song and dismissed the class with prayer.

Chairman—Michael Moore; Vice Chairman—Annie Grieshop; Secretary—Alice Moran.