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Bloomington Singing

Friends Meetinghouse, Bloomington, Indiana

Saturday, October 27, 2007

The 4th annual Bloomington Singing was held at the Bloomington Friends Meetinghouse on Saturday, October 27, 2007. William Shetter brought the class together by leading 59. David Rust offered the opening prayer.

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

Leaders: Adrian Eldridge 32t; Darrell Swarens 36b; Sam Sommers 121; David Rust 153; Ted Mercer 36t; Joan Aldridge 142; Virginia Eldridge 503; Brad Bahler 277; Peggy Brayfield 344; Jim Helke 186; Janet Fraembs 501; John Bealle 442; Virginia Eldridge 300; Eric Schedler; Karen Bahler 40; Bob Meek 515; James Eldridge 445; Carol Munro Mosley 350.

RECESS

Stephanie Fida called the class back together leading 497. Leaders: Adrian Eldridge 73b; Nathan Zweig 61; Wayne Dell 159; John Bahler 29t; Grace Scrimgeour 547; John Seaton 47t; Rebecca Eldridge 393 (CB); David Bahler 29t; Michael Mosley 441; Sharon Hill 178; Katie Zukof 504; Debra Reid 47b; Deanna Robbins 86; Katherine Eldridge 117; Michelle Cull 155; Daniel Williams 268; William Shetter 559 (CB) (honoring Coy Ivey); Darrell Swarens 335; Sam Sommers 434; Ted Mercer 131t; Joan Aldridge 276. Bob Meek offered the blessing for the noon meal.

LUNCH

The singing resumed for the afternoon session with Adrian Eldridge leading 31b. Leaders: Rob Bahler and Mui Bahler 39t; Doug Trent 147t; Brad Bahler 192; Bobby Watkins 512; Peggy Brayfield 376; Jim Helke 571 (CB); Virginia Eldridge 448t; James Nelson Gingerich 34t; John Bealle 388; Janet Fraembs 74b; Eric Schedler 528; Karen Bahler 128; Bob Meek 574 (CB); Carol Munro Mosley 114; Wayne Dell 49b; John Bahler 99; John Seaton 82t.

RECESS

The class was brought back to order by Adrian Eldridge leading 101t (CB). Leaders: Rebecca Eldridge 203; Nathan Zweig 87; Grace Scrimgeour 216; David Bahler 569b; Sharon Hill 236; James Eldridge 430; Debra Reid 284; Deanna Robbins 148; Michael Mosley 96 (CB); Katherine Eldridge 358; Michelle Cull 392 (CB); Daniel Williams 133; William Shetter 474; Darrell Swarens 505 (CB); Sam Sommers 112; Ted Mercer 217; Bobby Watkins 138t (CB); Doug Trent 68b; Brad Bahler 55 (CB); Peggy Brayfield 38t (CB); Rob Bahler 146; Jim Helke 563 (CB); Virginia Eldridge 503.

Announcements were made. Wayne Dell reported that the Finance Committee had been able to meet the expenses of the singing. Rebecca Eldridge reported for the Arranging Committee that 92 songs had been led by attendees from five states.

Adrian Eldridge led 62 as the closing song, and 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