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New York State Regional Singing

Grace Episcopal Church, Waterville, New York

Saturday, February 21, 2004

The first New York State Regional Singings of 2004 was held at Grace Episcopal Church in Waterville, New York on Saturday before the fourth Sunday in February. The class was called to order by Barbara Swetman leading 31b. The opening prayer was led by Eileen Metzger.

Leaders: Barbara Swetman 276; Laura Densmore 49b, 148; Brian Collett 143, 497; Deanna Anderson 155, 178; Dennis Leipold 63, 133; Eileen Metzger 48t, 49t; Ginny Huszagh 209, 299; Nicola Collett 347, 455.

RECESS

The singing was resumed with Katherine Collett leading 40. Leaders: George Seiler 159, 68 (t? b?); Allen Fannin 163t, 546; Cuba Ray 503, 294; Michael Heyerman 183, 270; Katherine Collett 122, 47b; Thom Metzger 547, 106; Patricia Geritz 38t, 501; Lucy Roberts 481, 408; Ronald Bornick 277, 66; Barbara Swetman 313b, 312b.

Ginny Huszagh offered a blessing for the noon meal.

LUNCH

The singing resumed for the afternoon session with Allen Fannin leading 30t. Leaders: Brian Collett 117, 254; Jean Seiler 217, 192; Eileen Metzger 379, 76b; Ginny Huszagh 218, 56b; Laura Densmore “Minnesota” (by Stanley Smith), 538; Nicola Collett “Muhaiyadeen” (by Chandler York), “Milton Falls” (by Tobias Tenenbaum); Margaret Bornick 448b, 236; George Seiler 84, 99; Allen Fannin 495, 448t; Cuba Ray 568; Michael Heyerman 319, 245; Katherine Collett 163b, 315.

RECESS

Barbara Swetman brought the class to order leading 362.

The names of those who are ill and have died recently were named by members of the class. Barbara Swetman led 385b in their honor and memory.

Leaders: Thom Metzger 60 (ScH), 269; Patricia Geritz 77b, 566; Lucy Roberts 82 (t? b?), 401; Deanna Anderson 203, 551; Dennis Leipold 480, 107; Ronald Bornick 186, 454; Jean Seiler 200; Thom Metzger 198; Laura Densmore 157; George Seiler 171; Eileen Metzger 39t; Ginny Huszagh 474; Dennis Leipold 345b; Cuba Ray 105; Lucy Roberts 59; Michael Heyerman 64; Deanna Anderson 300.

Barbara Swetman led 62 as the closing song. Dennis Leipold offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chair—Barbara Swetman; Arranging—Ronald Bornick; Secretary—Laura Densmore.