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Bloomington Singing

Friends Meetinghouse, Bloomington, Indiana

Saturday, October 28, 2006

The third annual Bloomington area singing was held at the Bloomington Friends Meetinghouse on Saturday before the fifth Sunday in October. William Shetter brought the class together leading 34b. Bob Meek offered the opening prayer.

The following officers were previously elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Adrian Eldridge; Arranging Committee—Stephanie Fida; Secretary—Darrell Swarens.

Leaders: Adrian Eldridge 270; Darrell Swarens 335; David Rust 48t; Virginia Eldridge 503; Joan Aldridge 515; Karen Bahler 128; Rebecca Eldridge 282; Bob Meek 209; Brad Bahler 312b; Wayne Dell 47b; Michael Mosley 49b; James Eldridge 516; Janice Dyar Harrell 56b; Liz Meitzler 142; Carol Munro Mosley 148; William Shetter 488b (CB); Stephanie Fida 480.

RECESS

Darrell Swarens and Dan Miller called the class back together leading 198. Leaders: Adrian Eldridge and Cecil Smith 68b; David Rust 66; Virginia Eldridge 274t; Joan Aldridge 71; Bob Meek 574 (CB); Brad Bahler 55 (CB); Rebecca Eldridge 393t (CB); Karen Bahler 114; Wayne Dell 178; Michael Mosley 49t; James Eldridge 59; Liz Meitzler 215; Janice Dyar Harrell 268; Carol Munro Mosley 146; Stephanie Fida 546; Adrian Eldridge 318. Bob Meek led the class in prayers for the successful treatment and recovery of William Shetter.

David Rust offered the blessing for the noon meal.

LUNCH

The singing resumed for the afternoon session with Adrian Eldridge leading 571 (CB). Leaders: William Shetter 163b (honoring Dorothy Glanzer); Darrell Swarens, Pat Baker, and Nora Belle Reed 45t; Michelle Cull 448t; David Rust 53; Virginia Eldridge and Rachael Clark 101t; Joan Aldridge 572 (CB); Bob Meek 236; Brad Bahler 32t; Rebecca Eldridge 168; Karen Bahler 117; Michael Mosley 159; James Eldridge 155; Liz Meitzler 430; Janice Dyar Harrell 254; Carol Munro Mosley 84.

RECESS

The class was brought back to order by Adrian Eldridge leading 33b. Leaders: Darrell Swarens 505 (CB); William Shetter 559 (CB); Michelle Cull and Annaliza Jane Cull 186; David Rust 448b; Stephanie Fida, Andy Fiss, and Linda Wisen 547; James Eldridge 532 (for Janet Fraembs, who was unable to attend due to impending surgery); Joan Aldridge 515 (CB); Bob Meek 276; Brad Bahler 277; Rebecca Eldridge 58; Karen Bahler 38b; Michael Mosley 63; Liz Meitzler 67; Darrell Swarens 354b (in memory of Robert Aldridge).

Announcements were made. Wayne Dell reported that the Finance Committee had been able to meet the expenses of the singing. Stephanie Fida reported on behalf of the Arranging Committee that sixty-seven songs had been led by attendees from five states.

Adrian Eldridge led 347 as the closing song while the class took the parting hand. The closing prayer was offered by Bob Meek, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Adrian Eldridge; Secretary—Darrell Swarens.