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Columbia Singing

Trinity Presbyterian Church, Columbia, Missouri

Saturday, October 15, 2005

The eleventh 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 47b, followed by prayer.

The class was organized with the following officers elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Lou Kujawinski; Secretary—Cindy Stone; Arranging Committee—Penny Kujawinski; Treasurer—Cindy Pepmiller; Chaplains—Cherry Hinderberger and Tim Von Engeln; Hospitality Committee—Carla Pepmiller.

Leaders: Wendy Hofmann 479; Carla Pepmiller 59; Cindy Pepmiller 159; Cathy Schubert 128; Mary Barile 496; Cindy Stone 39t; Tim Von Engeln and Gayle Von Engeln 13 (MH); Cherry Hinderberger 361; Kathy Kaiser 106; Rex Armstrong 34b; Shirley Figura 37b; Joan Aldridge 71; Dave Ressler 19 (MH); Presley Barker 8 (MH); Paul Figura 127 (MH); Melody Von Engeln 268; Emily Gruber 34 (MH); Penny Kujawinski and Alisa Watkins 56 (MH); Jan Ketelle 89 (MH); Susan Green 177 (MH).

RECESS

Syd Caldwell called the class back to order leading 36b. Leaders: Karen Isbell 142; Kathy Schubert 535; Dan Brittain 167 (MH); Jeanette Lowry 191; Roberta Strauss 569b; Bill Caldwell 217; Lou Kujawinski 42 (MH); Wendy Hofmann 45 (MH); Kathy Kaiser 384; Mary Barile 40; Rex Armstrong 385t; Carla Pepmiller 117; Joan Aldridge 385b. Cherry Hinderberger offered prayer before the noon meal.

LUNCH

Presley Barker called class back to order leading 155. Leaders: Cindy Pepmiller 53; Paul Figura 77 (MH); Cherry Hinderberger 99; Dave Ressler 260; Susan Green 551; Tim Von Engeln and Gayle Von Engeln 113 (MH); Syd Caldwell 75 (MH); Emily Gruber 68 (MH); Shirley Figura 122; Jan Ketelle 36 (MH); Melody Von Engeln 178; Karen Isbell 135 (MH) (she spoke briefly about the recently published 2005 edition of the Missouri Harmony, last revised in 1846); Bill Caldwell 240; Roberta Strauss 32t.

RECESS

Alice Moran and Norma Dickerson called the class back to order by leading 480. Leaders: Jeanette Lowry 168; Syd Caldwell 318; Dan Brittain 138 (MH); Presley Barker and Melody Von Engeln 481; Kathy Kaiser and Dave Gardner 368; Dave Ressler 436; Jan Ketelle 430; Rex Armstrong 370; Susan Green 474; Paul Figura 457; Alice Moran 163b; Joan Aldridge 137.

Lou Kujawinski thanked all for attending from various states, including Missouri, Iowa, Arkansas, Wisconsin, Kansas, and Alabama. Gratitude was expressed for those who prepared the food and for Wendy Hofmann, Dave Ressler, and Dan Brittain for sharing in pitching songs. Tim Von Engeln offered a closing prayer and Lou Kujawinski led 347 as the closing song, while those who wished took the parting hand. The class was dismissed.

Chairman—Lou Kujawinski; Secretary—Cindy Stone.