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Pikes Peak Sacred Harp Singing

Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church, Colorado Springs, Colorado

Saturday, March 24, 2007

The 2nd annual Pikes Peak Sacred Harp Singing was called to order at 9:00 a.m. by Pete Mathewson leading 46. The opening prayer was offered by Lance Lloyd.

The singing was organized with the following officers to serve: Chairman—Pete Mathewson; Secretary/Treasurer—Susie Mathewson. Singing was from the 1991 Denson Book and the 2006 Cooper Book.

Leaders: Ginnie Ely 389; Gaylon Powell 463 (CB); Martha Rosner 32t (CB); Susie Mathewson 145b; Don Klein 184; Bonnie Dolan 31t; Karl Dise 211; Paul Lindholm 54t (CB); Mary Lou VanLaanen 48t; Sandy Klein 142; Carol Selleck 373; Charlie Hall 155; Arlene Strickland 107b (CB); Bonnie Dolan 38t (CB); Ginnie Ely 344 (CB); Pete Mathewson 503; Darlene Dalton 147t.


The singing resumed with Karl Dise leading 379. Leaders: Paul Lindholm 527; Gaylon Powell 563 (CB); Susie Mathewson 99; Martha Rosner 143; Don Klein 344; Bonnie Dolan 447; Arlene Strickland and Delorese Lee 285t (CB); Charlie Hall 479.

Pete Mathewson led 47b in memory of the following deceased: Mary Ballinger, Ted Waterman, and Verna Powell—Texas; Imogene Bradshaw—Georgia. Gaylon Powell led 232 (CB) and 235 (CB) in preparation for Easter.


The class was brought back to order by Carol Selleck leading 283b (CB). Leaders: Mallie Kermiet 383; Sharon Kermiet 501 (CB); Sandy Klein 572 (CB); Mary Lou VanLaanen 540; Lorraine Burger 84; Ginnie Ely 228; Pete Mathewson 496; Darlene Dalton 488b (CB); Karl Dise 549; Paul Lindholm 481; Gaylon Powell 567 (CB); Martha Rosner 339; Don Klein 556; Bonnie Dolan 91; Arlene Strickland 358. The dinner blessing was offered by Elder Ray Moore.


The afternoon session began with Mary Lou Van Laanen leading 49b. Leaders: Carol Selleck 89; Mallie Kermiet 510; Maxine Fawcett-Yeske 63; Sharon Kermiet 516 (CB); Sandy Klein 29t; Mary Lou Van Laanen 534; Lorraine Burger 452; Ginnie Ely 349; Pete Mathewson 569b; Karl Dise 171; Darlene Dalton 454; Paul Lindholm 551.

The Lee family of Hoboken, Georgia, was presented with a memento of Pikes Peak in recognition of their having traveled the greatest distance to the singing.


The singing resumed with Gaylon Powell leading 559 (CB). Leaders: Susie Mathewson 282; Martha Rosner 95; Don Klein 200; Bonnie Dolan 38t; Arlene Strickland 64; Carol Selleck 448b; Mallie Kermiet 412; Maxine Fawcett-Yeske 186; Sharon Kermiet 216; Sandy Klein 53; Mary Lou VanLaanen 472; Lorraine Burger 385b; Ginnie Ely 475; Pete Mathewson 484 (CB); Karl Dise 320.

Announcements were made. Darlene Dalton led 448t as the closing song. The class was dismissed in prayer by Lance Lloyd.

Chairman—Pete Mathewson; Secretary—Susie Mathewson