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Maquoketa River Singing

Salvation Army Citadel, Maquoketa, Iowa

Saturday, June 10, 2006

The fifth annual Maquoketa River Singing was called to order at 10:00 a.m. by Annie Grieshop leading 84 and then welcoming the class. Stephen Conte offered the opening prayer.

The following officers were elected or appointed: Chair—Annie Grieshop; Secretary/Arranging—Kathy Kaiser.

Leaders: Stephen Conte 421; Michael Moore 171; Kathy Kaiser “Iowa” (Dan Brittain); Dave Gardner 288; Katie Moore 189; Larry White 59; James Page “Maquoketa New” (James Page); Martha Beverly 29t; Cathryn Bearov 475; Karen Swenson 64; Penny Kujawinski 102; Peter Bradley 228; Ryan Wheeler 61; Denise Kania 114; Wendy Hofmann 70b; Rachel Adelstein 268; Lou Kujawinski 351; Ginny Landgraf 344.


Ted Mercer brought the class back leading 135. Leaders: Bill Beverly 260; Jim Helke 157; Paul Baillie 178; Rochelle Lodder 372; Julie Vea 430; Jan Ketelle 168; Michael Moore 349; Katie Moore 300; Martha Beverly 546; Stephen Conte 410t; Larry White 32t; Karen Swenson 112; Cathryn Bearov 196.

Ginny Landgraf and Martha Beverly conducted the memorial lesson. Ginny Landgraf read the names of the deceased and led 165 in their memory: Teddy Creel, Bill Green, Imogene Bradshaw, and Elsie Beasley—Alabama; Al Frank and Vi Stark—Illinois; Dean Slaton—Indiana; Mary Suhr and Julia Ginther—Iowa; Ray Stiffler—Missouri; Patrick Giles—New York; Margaret Sihler Anderson—Ohio; Alice Mercer—Tennessee.

Martha Beverly read the names of the sick and shut-ins and led 340 in their honor: Richard DeLong—Georgia; Rela Grieshop—Iowa; Shirley Figura and Jeannette Lowry—Missouri; Sue Pearson—Nebraska; Cathryn Bearov—Virginia; Bob Anderson—Wisconsin. Stephen Conte closed the memorial with prayer.

Leaders: Dave Gardner 445; Annie Grieshop 496. Stephen Conte offered the blessing for the noon meal.


Kathy Kaiser brought the afternoon class to order leading 106. Leaders: Rochelle Lodder 148; Lou Kujawinski 551; James Page 284; Charlotte Baldwin 497; Peter Bradley 448t; Wendy Hofmann 42; Ginny Landgraf 447; Penny Kujawinski 377; Denise Kania 142; Ryan Wheeler 48t; Bill Beverly 440; Rachel Adelstein 224; Ted Mercer 212; Jan Ketelle 368; Paul Baillie 35; Julie Vea 436; Jim Helke 94; Charlotte Baldwin 532; Cathryn Bearov 216.


The class was brought back to order by Ginny Landgraf leading 326. Leaders: Annie Grieshop 269; Michael Moore 37t; James Page 505; Stephen Conte “Millbrook” (Neely Bruce) (NH); David Moore 277; Ted Mercer 376; Karen Swenson 540; Dave Gardner 503; Martha Beverly 504.


Denise Kania led 128 to bring the class back to order. Leaders: Kathy Kaiser “Milwaukee” (Jeff Gauthier); Ryan Wheeler 45t (for his great aunt, who had joined the class for the afternoon as a visitor); Wendy Hofmann and Sue Sandberg 481; Rochelle Lodder 36b; Jan Ketelle 304; Lou Kujawinski and Penny Kujawinski 350; Rachel Adelstein 492; Jim Helke 100; Julie Vea 208; Peter Bradley 362.

Announcements were made for upcoming singings. The Arranging Committee reported that the class represented six states, and had sung 78 songs, with 27 leaders.

Annie Grieshop led 347 as the closing song, and Stephen Conte dismissed the class with prayer.

Chair—Annie Grieshop; Secretary—Kathy Kaiser.