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Keystone Sacred Harp Convention

Chadds Ford Historical Society, Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania

January 24-25, 2004

Saturday, January 24

The sixth annual Keystone Sacred Harp Convention was held at Chadds Ford Historical Society, Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, on the fourth Sunday and Saturday before in January. Chairman Doron Henkin called the class to order by leading 492. Elder Stephen Bloyd led the class in prayer.

Officers and Committees for the convention were as follows: Chairman—Doron Henkin; Treasurer—Hal Kunkel; Secretary—Barbara Swetman; Arranging Committee—Diane Mennella, Beth Todd, and George Seiler.

Leaders: Laura Densmore 142; Barbara Swetman 312b; Diane Mennella 77b; Guy Bankes 350; Thom Metzger 101b; Ginny Landgraf 368; Gabriel Kastelle 456; Susan Bingham 198; Mary Wright 480; Beth Todd 32t; Margaret Bornick 472; Molly Sayvetz 34b; Berk Meitzler 496; Mary Ann Daly 430; Ted Stokes 49b; Patricia Temple 232; Sue Hanson 163t; Sue Hengelsberg 306; Aldo Ceresa 48b; Claire Simon 497; Michael Heyerman 134.


Barbara Swetman brought the class to order leading 148. Leaders: George Seiler 183; Carly Goss 440; John Brode 410 (t? b?); Kelly Macklin 468; Joe Todd 179; Jean Seiler 299; Marian McKenzie 455; Eileen and Thom Metzger 30t; Walter Smith 189; Ron Bornick 178; Jim Ulrich 168; Chloe Maher 442; Patricia Temple 146; John delRe 68b; Paula Picton 37t; Hal Kunkel 222.


The class resumed singing with Susan Munch leading 39t. Leaders: Margaret Bornick 236; John Holbrook 339; Sue Hengelsberg 504; Guy Bankes 474; Mary Wright 35; Tom Gibney 501; Carly Goss 448b; Beth Todd 319; Ted Stokes 426t; Susan Bingham 542; Thom Metzger 269; Molly Sayvetz 344; Joe Todd 373; Laura Densmore 475. Ginny Landgraf asked the blessing for the noon meal.


Doron Henkin called the class back to order leading 29t and 228. Leaders: John delRe 129; Paula Picton 546; Hal Kunkel 298; Barbara Swetman 203; Chloe Maher 383; George Seiler 347; Mary Ann Daly 181; John Brode 505; Eileen Metzger 201; Jim Ulrich 551; Gabriel Kastelle 131 (t? b?); Jean Seiler 384; Aldo Ceresa 171; Ron Bornick 454; Ginny Landgraf 102; Michael Heyerman 64; Sue Hanson 481; Claire Simon 86; Patricia Temple 567; Kelly Macklin 485; Marian McKenzie 254; Walter Smith 566.


Beth Todd called the class to order leading 47b. Leaders: Ina Henkin 160b; Laura Densmore 528; John delRe 111b; Carly Goss 348b; Peter Pate 332; John Daniel delRe 313b; Mary Ann Daly 112; Jim Ulrich 273; Michael Heyerman 270; Debbie Barford 207; Ted Stokes 33b; Tom Gibney 147b; John Holbrook 282; Diane Mennella 564; Peter Pate 436; Debbie Barford and Kelly Macklin 215; Margaret Bornick 122.

Announcements were made. Doron Henkin led 192 as the closing song. Lamar Matthews offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Sunday, January 25

The Sunday session was called to order by Doron Henkin leading 48t. George Seiler offered the morning prayer.

Leaders: Laura Densmore 228; Diane Mennella 300; Barbara Swetman 390; George Seiler 159; Joe Todd 103; Debbie Barford 191; Peter Pate 210; Molly Sayvetz 163 (t? b?); Aldo Ceresa 209; Eileen Metzger 108b; Guy Bankes 556; Beth Todd 284; John Holbrook 37b; Jean Seiler 217; Gabriel Kastelle 61; Susan Bingham 340; Patricia Temple 400; Thom Metzger 399t; Margaret Bornick 28b; Ted Stokes 398.


Aldo Ceresa called the class to order leading 107. Leaders: Ginny Landgraf 372; Jim Ulrich 31t; Sally O’Brien 107; Mary Wright 510; Hal Kunkel 31b; Chloe Maher 532; Sue Hengelsberg 38t; Paula Picton 528; Ron Bornick 84; Claire Maher 562; John Brode 57; Claire Simon 547; Carly Goss 70b; Sue Hanson 137; Laura Densmore 542.


Susan Munch called the class back to order leading 81t. Leaders: Debbie Barford 163t; Patricia Temple 58; Mary Wright 290.

Thom Metzger and Eileen Metzger conducted the memorial lesson. Thom Metzger spoke and led 448 (t? b?) in honor of the sick and shut-ins: Loraine Bayer, Marilyn Darch, Margaret Peckman, Julie Vea, Donna Abrahams, Sandra Kurtze, Jane Roman, Keith Poole, Betty Nikelsky, Betsy Balderston, Gay Burgiel, Marie Hauss, John Martin, Nancy Trout, Marianne Bingham, Adele Westort, and Julie Holbrook.

Eileen Metzger spoke and led 122 for the deceased: Hugh Anderson—New York; Don Juel, Buddy Adtal, and Ed Dowey—New Jersey; Tim Lull—California; Jon Eklund and Anne Serio—Virginia; Ed Poole—Maryland/Pennsylvania; Crofford Macklin—Florida; Lee Stewart—Colorado; Bruce Qualls—Illinois. The memorial was closed.

Leaders: Doron Henkin 129; Hal Kunkel 348b; Ina Henkin 71. Peter Pate offered the blessing for the noon meal.


Doron Henkin called the class back to order leading 144. Leaders: Barbara Swetman 362; John Brode 131b; Guy Bankes 151; Diane Mennella 260; Hal Kunkel 87; Gabriel Kastelle 240; Susan Bingham 361; Paula Picton 105; Peter Pate 543; Jean Seiler 315; Beth Todd 89; Ginny Landgraf 378b; Sally O’Brien 410 (t? b?); Carly Goss 73t; Claire Simon 91; Ron Bornick 178; Sue Hengelsberg 294; Molly Sayvetz 299.


The class resumed singing with George Seiler leading 99.

Reports from various committees were given and announcements were made.

Leaders: Aldo Ceresa 142; Joe Todd 125; Eileen Metzger 77 (t? b?); John Holbrook 101t; Sue Hanson 82t; Margaret Bornick 268; Thom Metzger 274 (t? b?); Laura Densmore 201; Chloe Maher 457; Ted Stokes 499; Claire Maher 330t.

Doron Henkin led 62 as the closing song. Ginny Landgraf offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Doron Henkin; Secretary—Barbara Swetman.