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Northern Shenandoah Valley All Day Singing

Berryville, Virginia

Saturday, June 1, 2002

The ninth annual Northern Shenandoah Valley All Day Singing was held on Saturday before the first Sunday in June at Grace Episcopal Parish Hall in Berryville, Virginia. The class was called together at 10:00 a.m. by John delRe leading song on page 129. John Brode led the opening prayer. Kelly Macklin led song on page 50b, and Kurt Deffinbaugh led song on page 157.

The class was organized with the following officers elected or appointed: Chairman—John delRe; Vice Chairman/Arranging—Kelly Macklin; Secretary—Marilyn Estep; Treasurer—Kurt Deffinbaugh; Chaplain—John Brode; Pitching—Paula McGray.

Leaders: John Hewes 387; John Brode 124; Adrian Mariano 142; Joni Seidenstein 27; Don Polaski 318; Gail Doss 400; Stephen McMaster 89; Kathy Manning 319; Brian Sears 48b; Blake Morris 444; Sandra Polaski 148; Laura Densmore 201b; Diane Mennella 208; Paula McGray 217; Doron Henkin 193b; Greg Freemon 160b; Guy Bankes 486; Bev Oneida 362; Ray Showalter 178; Hal Kunkel 542.

RECESS

The class resumed singing with Stephen McMaster leading song on 34b. Leaders: John Daniel delRe 101 (t? b?); Cyndi Swick 288; Mary Ann Daly 101b; Ted Stokes 229; Sarah Davie 384; Hannah Polaski 299; John delRe 70 (t? b?); Kurt Deffinbaugh 153; Kelly Macklin 383; John Brode 57; Joni Seidenstein 312b; Adrian Mariano 419; Don Polaski 532; Gail Doss 222; Fred Beardsley 454; Brian Sears 504; Hal Kunkel 51; Diane Mennella 77b; Paula McGray 270.

Stephen McMaster presented the memorial lesson, and led song on page 430 for the deceased: Jerilyn Schumacher and Ann Rohusek—Illinois; Richard Hooke—Massachusetts; Francis Beasley Lee—Florida; J.B. Parker—Georgia; Juan Infante and Linda Smart—New York; Dorian Brow—Vermont; Thomas Krabbe—Maryland; John Bayer, Sr.—Ohio.

Stephen McMaster led song on page 347 for the sick and shut-ins: John Etheridge—Florida; Tom Mitchell—Minnesota; Marilyn Dareh—California; Kyra Bean—New York; Kenneth Murphy and Minnie Murphy—Virginia. John Brode closed the memorial lesson with prayer.

LUNCH

The afternoon session began with Susan Munch leading song on page 48 (t? b?). Leaders: Doron Henkin 100; Becky Swick 344; Frank Evans 192; Cathy Tucker 144; Janine Smith 345 (t? b?); Guy Bankes 350; Ray Showalter 64; Stephen McMaster 446; Greg Freemon 376; Laura Densmore 302; Kathy Manning 365; Blake Morris 351; Sandra Polaski 155; Bev Oneida 50 (t? b?); Mary Ann Daly 206; Leyland delRe 528; Ted Stokes 267; Sarah Davie 456; John delRe 32 (t? b?); Kurt Deffinbaugh 42; John Brode 375; Kelly Macklin 218; Joni Seidenstein 203; Adrian Mariano 29 (t? b?).

RECESS

The singing resumed with John delRe leading song on 56b. Leaders: Don Polaski 112; Gail Doss 176 (t? b?); Fred Beardsley 513; Frank Evans 228; Brian Sears 47b; Leyland delRe 38b; Cyndi Swick 65; Hal Kunkel 426b; Diane Mennella 260; Paula McGray 300; Doron Henkin 333; Greg Freemon 448 (t? b?); Laura Densmore 76b; Cathy Tucker 510; Guy Bankes 474; Kathy Manning 306; Marilyn Estep 547.

Kurt Deffinbaugh reported that donations received were in the amount of $410.00 which covered the cost of the singing. Announcements of future singings were made. John delRe thanked the officers, and led song on page 62 as the class took the parting hand. John Brode dismissed the class with prayer.

Chairman—John delRe; Vice Chair—Kelly Macklin; Secretary—Marilyn Estep.