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Northern Shenandoah Valley All-Day Singing

Berryville, Virginia

Saturday, June 5, 2004

The eleventh 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 81t. Chaplain Doron Henkin offered the morning prayer. Leyland delRe led 32t; Amanda Denson led 48t.

The class was organized with the following officers and committees elected or appointed to serve: Honorary Chairlady—Amanda Denson; Chairman—Leyland delRe; Vice Chairlady—Kelly Macklin; Secretaries—Bev Oneida, Cathy Tucker, and Carly Goss; Treasurer—Jim Strube; Arranging—Tom Tucker; Memorial—Paula Picton and Ina Henkin.

Leaders: Kelly Macklin 59; Marilyn Estep 327; Bev Oneida 351; Jim Strube 66; Liz Cusick 178; Kevin Moreno 163b; Stephen McMaster 446; Elene Stovall 430; Kiri Miller 112; Doron Henkin 192; D.J. Hatfield 442; Paula Picton 176b; Jim Wantland 504; Cathy Tucker 385b; Pat Temple 475; Laura Densmore 201; Rosemary Greenaway 74b; Kathy Manning 477; Don Polaski 384.


Kiri Miller called the class together with 37b. Leaders: Adrian Mariano 278b; Mary Ann Daly 474; Mary Wright 457; Diane Mennella 293; Greg Freemon 274t; Joan Aldridge 228; Sue Hanson 473; Max Berueffy 377; Sandra Polaski and William Polaski (age 1 month) 84; Steven Sabol 33t; Miriam Kilmer 378b; Carly Goss 77t; Tim Slattery 344; Kat Kinkade 411; Joni Seidenstein 56b; Erin Kelly 481; John delRe 370; Clare Chapin 276; Evan Duncan 80b; Pat Hilgard 38b.

Paula Picton conducted the memorial lesson and led 430 for the sick and shut-ins: Dean Slaton—Illinois; Jane Roman, Susan Smith, and Debbie Gill—Maryland; Dick Mauldin, Denson Hinton, Jap Walton, Joyce Walton, and Bud Oliver—Alabama.

Ina Henkin led 335 for the deceased: Ada Mergus—Ohio; Mike Mickles and Mozelle Sheppard—Georgia; Bill Willingham—Virginia; Lebron Hinton, Carolyn Denson, J.C. Hardin, Jenny Easter, Lamar Smith, and A.A. Malone—Alabama. Paula Picton closed the memorial with prayer.

Leaders: Tom Tucker 448t; Frank Evans 151; Doron Henkin 101t; D.J. Hatfield 269; Pat Temple 189; Gail Doss 196.


The class resumed singing with Stephen McMaster leading 34b. Leaders: D.J. Hatfield 61; Leyland delRe 71; John Daniel delRe 313b; Marilyn Estep 547; Liz Cusick 86; Stephen McMaster 454; Elene Stovall 215; Greg Freemon 224; Mary Wright 290; Don Polaski 436; Amanda Denson 216; Max Berueffy 548; Diane Mennella 260; Paula Picton 162; Tim Slattery 168; Bev Oneida 142; Steve Sabol 217; Mary Ann Daly 275t; Greg Carroll 209; Kiri Miller 270; Kevin Moreno 82t; Cathy Tucker 144; Jim Wantland 148; Laura Densmore 302; Leyland delRe 300.

Kelly Macklin introduced Amanda Denson as the Honorary Chairlady, who helped our group when started by her example of traditional Sacred Harp singing. Amanda spoke of her grandmother, born in 1861, who taught her the values of life and singing, and then led 436.


The class was brought to order with Leyland delRe leading 127. Leaders: Evan Duncan 222; Kathy Manning 434; Gail Doss 203; Adrian Mariano 419; Sandra Polaski 155; Joan Aldridge 198; Sue Hanson 163t; Kelly Macklin 433; Rosemary Greenaway 282; Frank Evans 410 (t? b?); Carly Goss 472; Jim Strube 117; Leyland delRe 505; Clare Chapin 503; Janine Smith 542; Miriam Kilmer 191; Craig Baughan 27; Erin Kelly 319; Fred Beardsley 532; Joni Seidenstein 183; Kat Kinkade 368; John delRe 171; Greg Freemon; Elene Stovall 182; Max Berueffy 157; Paula Picton 106; Amanda Denson 373.

Announcements were made. Leyland delRe offered resolutions thanking the officers, the committees, and all those who contributed to a wonderful meal.

Leyland delRe led 62 as the closing song. D.J. Hatfield offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Leyland delRe; Vice Chairlady—Kelly Macklin; Secretaries—Bev Oneida, Cathy Tucker, and Carly Goss.