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Pauline Creel Childers Birthday Singing

First Methodist Church, Wayne, Michigan

Saturday, March 4, 2006

The fifth annual Pauline Creel Childers Birthday Singing was called to order by Henry Schuman leading 30t. Elder Jim Herr offered the opening prayer.

The following officers were elected or appointed: Chairman—Henry Schuman; Vice Chairladies—Jennifer Hanford and Laurie Schuman; Secretary—Martha Beverly.

Leaders: Henry Schuman 171; Pauline Childers 318, 475; Martha Beverly 300, 56b; Danny Creel 196, 269; B.J. Schnorenberg 87, 354b; Jackson Pietrzak 385t, 117; Roger Williams 298, 350; Liz Kiser 39t, 312b; Teddy Creel 84, 124; Karen Bahler 128, 148; Harrison Creel 498; Molly Williams 335, 112; Jim Herr 182, 64.

RECESS

Henry Schuman brought the class back to order leading 32t. Leaders: Tom Malone 176b, 327; Regina Bayer 106, 208; Greg Creech 74b, 47b; Linda Coppock 524, 288; Charles Wells 38b, 99; Cindy Tanner 546, 198; Bill Beverly 474, 91; Ginny Landgraf 397, 74t; Roger Crabtree 68b, 49b; Ann Missavage 373, 472; Samuel Sommers 512 (in memory of Lucille Tolbert, Hayden Creel, and Marie Aldridge, and in honor of Edith Tate, who could not be here); Joe Todd 65, 280; Clara Herr, 209, 565; Bob Borcherding 122, 142; Loraine Bayer 369, 77b. Harrison Creel offered the blessing for the noon meal.

LUNCH

The afternoon session was brought to order by Sam Sommers leading 477. Leaders: Samuel Sommers led the class in singing birthday wishes to Pauline Childers to celebrate her 91st birthday; Charlotte Wolfe 114, 47t; Cassie Allen 485, 432; John Bayer 421, 490; Denise Kania 37b, 203; Will Fitzgerald 179, 365; Rachel Stevens 31t, 146; Jim Pfau 344, 496: Mary List 338, 125; Brad Bahler 277, 569b; Wanda Capps 36b, 299; Jo Schultz 163b, 362.

RECESS

Martha Beverly reconvened the class leading 274t. Leaders: Hans Bayer 59, 455; Jubal Bayer 159, 319; Beth Todd 234, 501; Steve Duff 454, 189; Jane Wells 313b, 497; Sam Sommers 532, 24b; Emily Creel 77t, 542; Ann Miczulski 540, 145b; John Bahler and Robert Bahler 178, 448t; Eloise Clark 480, 73b; Megan Jennings 222, 368; Harrison Creel, Cassie Allen, and Emily Creel 342; Pauline Childers, Wayne Murphree, Sharon Bibik, and Kathy Crossley 212, 384.

The Secretary’s report and announcements were given. Henry Schuman led 62 as the closing song. Elder Jim Herr offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Henry Schuman; Vice Chairladies—Jennifer Hanford and Laurie Schuman; Secretary—Martha Beverly.