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Columbia Singing

Trinity Presbyterian Church, Columbia, Missouri

Saturday, October 16, 2004

The tenth annual Columbia Singing was held at the Trinity Presbyterian Church in Columbia, Missouri on Saturday before the third Sunday in October. Lou Kujawinski called the class to order leading 34 (t? b?), followed by prayer.

The class was organized with the election or appointment of the following officers: Chairman—Lou Kujawinski; Secretary—Cindy Stone; Arranging Committee—Penny Kujawinski and Mary Barile; Treasurer—Cindy Pepmiller; Chaplains—Cherry Hinderberger and Kathy Schubert; Hospitality Committee—Carla Pepmiller and Catharine Pepmiller.

Leaders: Wendy Hofmann 148; Cindy Stone 371; Carla Pepmiller 40; Mary Barile and Wendy Hofmann 79; Penny Kujawinski 171; Susan Green 474; Kathy Schubert 535; Jeanette Lowry 29t; Anita Buswell 354b; Karen Isbell 348b (in memory of Laura Van Gorp of Missouri, sister of Dave Ressler); Jan Ketelle 36b; Joan Aldridge 150; Jon Pearson 349; Shirley Figura 540; Becky Browne 217; Cherry Hinderberger 128.

Lou Kujawinski recognized Susan Green and Wendy Hofmann for starting this singing 10 years ago, originally located in Arrow Rock, Missouri.


Presley Barker called the class back to order leading 155. Leaders: Cindy Pepmiller 159; Joe Cosad 454; Paul Figura 11 (MH); Sue Pearson 344; Gary Gronau 203; Joe Douglas 503; Rex Armstrong 378b; Charlie Derleth 66; Cindy Stone 504; Joan Aldridge 575; Carla Pepmiller 164; Jan Ketelle 54 (MH); Jeanette Lowry 13 (MH). Cherry Hinderberger offered prayer before the noon meal.


Susan Green called the class back to order leading 335. Leaders: Penny Kujawinski 542; Becky Browne 218 (for Dave Ressler, in memory of his sister, Laura Van Gorp); Karen Isbell and Gary Gronau 496; Joe Cosad 299; Anita Buswell 31t; Rex Armstrong 56b; Paul Figura 452.

Karen Isbell spoke on the progress of printing the Missouri Harmony in hard back for the first time since the mid 1850’s. She thanked Dan Brittain and Emily Gruber for work on resetting some of the songs and also acknowledged the help of Presley Barker, Ann Leckie, Dave Ressler, and Paul Figura. The book will contain old and new songs, and will be published soon.

Leaders: Wendy Hofmann 312 (t? b?); Sue Pearson 472; Lou Kujawinski 497; Jan Ketelle 168; Presley Barker 77t; Jon Pearson 29 (MH); Joan Aldridge 270; Charlie Derleth 137; Joe Douglas 47b.


Elliot Ribner called the class back to order leading 494. Leaders: Susan Green 200; Melody Von Engeln and Penny Kujawinski 178; Kathy Schubert 107; Shirley Figura 145b; Jeanette Lowry 142; Becky Browne 215; Anita Buswell 32t; Joe Cosad 377; Charley Derleth 441; Rex Armstrong 417; Joan Aldridge 282; Jan Ketelle 436; Gary Gronau 112.

The Treasurer’s Report was given by Cindy Pepmiller.

Lou Kujawinski gave thanks to the following:

  • Everyone who attended, especially those who traveled from Alabama, Arkansas, Kansas, Nebraska, Wisconsin, and from various parts of Missouri;
  • Reverend Massey for use of the church;
  • Those who prepared the food;
  • Gary Gronau, Wendy Hofmann, and Jon Pearson for sharing in the pitching of songs.

Announcements were made. Lou Kujawinski led 347 as the closing song, and those who wished took the parting hand. Kathy Schubert offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Lou Kujawinski; Secretary—Cindy Stone.