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Pauline Creel Childers Birthday Singing

First Methodist Church, Wayne, Michigan

Saturday, March 3, 2007

The 6th 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 to serve: Chairman—Henry Schuman; Vice Chairpersons—Jennifer Hanford and Laurie Schuman; Secretary—Martha Beverly.

Leaders: Henry Schuman 171; Jim Herr 35, 182; Idy Kiser 32t, 172; Roger Williams 135, 192; Grace Scrimgeour 33b, 547; David Bahler 47b, 163b; Judy Crawford 350, 86; William Schnorenberg 87, 354 (t? b?); Tony Kiser 59, 159; Molly Williams 155, 163t; Pauline Creel Childers 384, 318, 111b.

RECESS

The class was brought to order by Martha Beverly leading 56t. Leaders: Tom Malone, Mary Jane Ceresa, and William Dobiesz 165; Steve Duff 448t, 475; Karen Schmieg 457, 341; Jubal Bayer 335, 319; Ann Miczulski 540, 312b; Bob Borcherding 280, 56b; Carol Medlicott 299, 440; Hans Bayer 142, 300; Sue Duff 276, 485; John Caulkett 63, 236; Ginny Landgraf 536, 378b. Will Fitzgerald led 124 in memory of Creel family members who have passed away (Hayden Creel, Lucille Tolbert, Marie Aldridge, Teddy Creel, and Heath Jett), and in honor of those sick and shut-in (Edith Tate and Flarce Creel).

Leaders: Jo Schulz, Jeanne Salathiel, and JoAnne Poske 186, 472; Rachel Stevens 148, 146; Bill Beverly 162, 546.

LUNCH

The afternoon session was brought to order by Sam Sommers leading 101t. Leaders: Michael Mosley 370, 114; Sam Sommers led the class in singing birthday wishes to Pauline Childers in celebration of her 92nd birthday; Beth Todd 234, 501; Ted Mercer 80b, 196; Allison Ivey 383, 542; John Bayer 168, 55; Megan Jennings 189, 179; Michelle Vogel 49 (t? b?); Elizabeth Gray 568; Steve Kasperick-Postellon 454, 455; Karen Bahler 40, 117; Sam Sommers 112, 45t; Clara Herr 84, 504; John Bahler 48t, 362.

RECESS

The class was brought to order by Tom Malone leading 495. Leaders: Karen Swenson 352, 177; Roger Crabtree 496, 282; Ann Missavage 203, 209; Molly Whedbee 73t, 71; Joe Todd 324, 65; Loraine Bayer 340, 288; Will Fitzgerald 228, 229; Tom Malone 349, 503; Brad Bahler 94, 277; Martha Beverly 428, 498.

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

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