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Cincinnati New Year’s Day Singing

Walnut Hills Christian Church, Cincinnati, Ohio

Wednesday, January 1, 2003

The twelfth annual Cincinnati New Year’s Day Singing was held at Walnut Hills Christian Church in Cincinnati, Ohio. Visitors from Louisville, Kentucky brought multiple copies of the Southern Harmony and Cooper Book to add to the variety of the singing. Sheryl Pockrose called the class to order with 34b.

Leaders: Eloise Clark 40; Karen Arnett 503; Rich Overturf 38t; Marlen Rust 66; John Bealle 270; Bob Meek 324t (SoH); Joyce Brown 495; Steve Duff 99; Beth Huener 547; Bill Shetter 171; Brenda Waters 68b; Jim Coppock 186; Kay Huener 473; Mark Risinger 571 (CB); Mike Hieber 49t; David Rust 200.

RECESS

Sheryl Pockrose brought the class to order leading 35 and 32t (for Greg Duff). Leaders: Karen Arnett 269, 532; Kay Huener 234, 551; Bill Shetter 362, 195; Regina Bayer 106, 544; Jim Hurr 112, 222; Hans Bayer 146, 354b; Beth Huener 344, 454; Sheryl Pockrose 245; David Rust 107, 56b; Steve Duff 511t (CB), 140 (CB); Mark Risinger 500 (CB), 488b (CB); John Bayer 392 (CB), 38t (CB); Bob Meek 393t (CB). Beth Huener offered grace for the noon meal.

LUNCH

Sheryl Pockrose brought the afternoon session to order leading 314. Leaders: Rich Overturf 373, 383; Joyce Brown 178, 505 (CB); John Bealle 285t; Mike Hieber 448b, 378t; Lorraine Bayer and Jubal Bayer 159, 278b; Eloise Clark 408 (CB), 162; Joseph Pimentel 217, 168; Debbie Hall 299, 189; Marlen Rust 276, 505 (SoH); Fred Todt 442, 220.

RECESS

The class resumed singing with Sheryl Pockrose leading 49b. Leaders: Jim Coppock 31t, 192; Greg Duff 336 (CB), 163b; Claire Outten 198, 202; John Bealle 312b (requested by Melody Gonguer); Dave Rust 78 (SoH); Doug Mast 47b; Bill Shetter 559 (CB); Jim Hurr 479; Bob Meek 275 (SoH); Marlen Rust 81b; Joyce Brown 496; Linda Coppock 542, 203.

As is customary at Cincinnati singings, the closing song was 347. Bob Meek dismissed the class with a prayer.

Chair—Sheryl Pockrose; Secretary—Rich Overturf.