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Cincinnati New Year’s Day Singing

Walnut Hills Christian Church, Cincinnati, Ohio

Saturday, January 1, 2005

The fourteenth annual Cincinnati New Year’s Day Singing was held at Walnut Hills Christian Church in Cincinnati, Ohio. The class was called to order by Sheryl Pockrose leading 30t. Eloise Clark led 84. Greg Creech offered the morning prayer.

The following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Chair/Treasurer—Sheryl Pockrose; Secretary—Rich Overturf.

Leaders: Rich Overturf 133, 100; Richard Palmer 236, 159; Regina Bayer 47b, 106; Greg Creech 209, 127; David Rust 145b, 532; John Bayer 354t, 300; Michael Hieber 535, 36b; Jubal Bayer 117, 388.


Sheryl Pockrose led 143 to bring the class back to order. Leaders: John Bealle 312t, 110; Clara Herr 515, 479; Hans Bayer 87, 496; Bill Shetter 336t (CB), 575 (CB); Bob French 38b, 180; Debbie Hall 497, 299; Jim Herr 163b, 475; Bob Meek 511t (CB), 574 (CB); Marlen Rust 276, 29t.


The class resumed singing with Karen Arnett leading 34b and 66. Leaders: Jim Coppock 474, 344; Steve Angel 112 (CB), 140 (CB); Christine Cox 147t, 45t. Jim Herr offered a blessing for the noon meal.


Sheryl Pockrose led 37b to bring the class to order for the afternoon session. Leaders: Eloise Clark 222; Paul Sorenson 48b; Joan Redd 146, 455; William Dubose 268, 488b (CB); Loraine Bayer 61, 225t; Sheryl Pockrose “Mansfield”, “Armsley” (1820 Kentucky Harmonist); Michelle Cull 393t (CB), 384; Judy Schultz 273, 282; Linda Coppock 163t; Patricia Miller 313b.


Sheryl Pockrose reconvened the class leading 48t. Leaders: Sharon Hill 361; Katsura Kuwahara and Haruna Tanaka 385b, 385t; John Bayer and Annaliza Cull 392 (CB); Greg Creech 38t (CB); Jim Herr 107; Bill Shetter 559 (CB); Bob French 245; Bob Meek 571 (CB); William Dubose 505 (CB); John Bayer 71; Clara Herr 547; Michelle Cull 168; Debbie Hall 178.

Announcements were made. The traditional closing song on page 347 was led with the parting hand exchanged by those who wished to do so. Bob Meek offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chair—Sheryl Pockrose; Secretary—Rich Overturf.