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Fox Valley Folk Festival Singing

Island Park, Geneva, Illinois

Sunday, September 4, 2005

The Fox Valley Folk Festival Singing was opened with prayer at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday before the Labor Day Holiday. Marcia Johnson called the class to order leading 34b.

Leaders: James Page 216; Debbie Barford 142; Lisa Cohen 148; Ted Mercer presented a brief explanation of Sacred Harp singing for newcomers and led 28b; Jim Helke 66; Herb Schroeder 36b; Jerry Enright 52t; Julie Vea 430; Johanna Fabke 32b; John Seaton 37b; Connie Karduck 299; Beverley Enright 224 (in memory of the victims of hurricane Katrina); Grace Scrimgeour 33b; Ted Johnson 222; Jim Lawrie 461; Janet Newton 49t.


Marcia Johnson led 97 to call the class back to order. Leaders: Marta Gossage 551; Rochelle Lodder 84; Bruce Holmes 146; Karen Freund 171.

Marcia Johnson conducted another brief singing school for afternoon newcomers to the Folk Festival and led the class in singing 28b.

Leaders: James Page 272; David Barford 273; John Seaton 47t; Debbie Barford 304; Herb Schroeder 332; Sue Kessell 485; Johanna Fabke 335; Ted Mercer 217; Kris Richardson 155; Connie Karduck 565; Karen Freund 45t; Ted Johnson 215; Aaron Peterson and Ted Mercer 159; Beverley Enright 344; Sue Kessell, Anna Lindval, and Julie Allen 178; Lisa Cohen 504; Jerry Enright 47b; Jim Lawrie 225b; Julie Vea 436; Wally Bloch 133 (in memory of Al Frank, who died on August 22, 2005); David Barford 547; Jim Helke 30b.

Announcements were made. The class was dismissed with prayer.

Secretary—Connie Karduck.