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Pauline Creel Childers Birthday Singing

First Methodist Church, Wayne, Michigan

Saturday, March 1, 2003

The Pauline Creel Childers Birthday Singing was held on Saturday before the first Sunday in March and was called to order at 9:30 a.m. by Henry Schuman leading 30t. Samuel Sommers offered the opening prayer.

Leaders: Henry Schuman 171; Danny Creel 182, 383; Pauline Childers 212, 318; Joe Todd 106, 373; Elsie Moon 434, 394; Samuel Sommers 473, 246 (?); Martha Beverly 269, 430; Ted Johnson 419, 536; Grace Scrimgeour 33b; Fred Todt 312 (t? b?), 480; Edith Tate 73t; Bill Beverly 120, 272; Melanie Hauff 68t, 421; Kent Beck 312 (t? b?), 462; Debbie Hall 86, 299.

RECESS

Henry Schuman brought the class to leading 290. Leaders: Beth Todd 501, 436; John Bayer 398, 496; Ann Jett 376, 496; Jerry Enright 168, 377; Marcia Johnson and Pauline Childers 288, 340; Greg Howard 448 (t? b?), 270; Diane Mennella 71, 107; Mitchell Brothers 159, 141; Charlotte Wolfe 229, 99; Edith Tate 532; Jim Pfau 112, 569b; Henry Schuman 163 (t? b?) (in memory of Hayden Creel, Marie Aldridge, and Lucille Tolbert); Denise Kania 217, 40; Jo Schultz 84, 503. Harrison Creel offered the blessing for lunch.

LUNCH

Henry Schuman called the class to order leading 32t. Leaders: Danny Creel 76 (t? b?); Kay Huener 49b, 556; Samuel Sommers and Henry Schuman led a special four shape harmony of “Happy Birthday” by William Rowan in celebration of Pauline Creel Childers 88th birthday; Harrison Creel 498, 342, 111b; Julie Vea 411; Ann Miczulski 145t, 300; Karen Freund 131b, 442; Lorraine Bayer, Hans Bayer, and Jubal Bayer 34t, 146; Regina Bayer 56b, 472; Jerry Creason and Henry Schuman 47b; Susan Probert 547; Jim Pfau 142; Charles Wells 38b, 546.

RECESS

Samuel Sommers brought to class to order leading 477. Leaders: Marcia Johnson 440; Joe Todd 125; Pauline Childers and her children (Wayne Murfree, James Murfree, and Kathy Crossley) 67; Jerry Enright and Karen Freund 101b; Elsie Moon and Flarce Creel 475; Ann Jett 136; Greg Howard 388; Diane Mennella 349; John Bayer and Regina Bayer 124; Grace Scrimgeour 287; Denise Kania 203; Charles Wells 28b; Melanie Hauff 319; Bill Beverly and Martha Beverly 192; Jo Schultz 198, Ann Miczulski 314; Beth Todd 179; Charlotte Wolfe 196; Edith Tate 389, 98, 88t.

Announcements were made. Henry Schuman, Samuel Sommers, Bill Beverly, and Martha Beverly led 347 as the closing song. Samuel Sommers dismissed the class with prayer.

Chairman—Henry Schuman; Vice Chairpersons—Jennifer Hanford and Laurie Schuman; Secretary—Martha Beverly.