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Higher Ground Singing

United Ministries Center, Terre Haute, Indiana

Saturday, March 22, 2008

The 13th annual Higher Ground Singing was called to order by Janet Fraembs and William Shetter leading 59. Marlen Rust offered the opening prayer.

The following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Co-Chairpersons—Janet Fraembs and William Shetter; Arranging Committee—Peggy Brayfield and Rebecca Eldridge; Chaplain—Adrian Eldridge; Finance Committee—Wayne Dell; Secretaries—Darrell Swarens and Rebecca Eldridge.

Leaders: Janet Fraembs 475; William Shetter 171; Darrell Swarens 335; Virginia Eldridge 300; David Rust 146; James Eldridge 318; Katherine Eldridge 354b; Wayne Dell 277; Carol Munro Mosley 473; Rebecca Eldridge 74b; Ann Miczulski 30t; Lee Steinmetz 565; Rochelle Lodder 36b; Cathryn Bearov 216; Peggy Brayfield 370; Ryan Wheeler 84; Rob Bahler 266; Phil Tyler 340; Brad Bahler 29t; Becky Browne 276 (in memory of Jeanette Lowry).

RECESS

The class was called back to order by William Shetter leading 99. Leaders: Cath Tyler 63; Karen Bahler 551; Bob Meek 574 (CB); John Bahler 448t; Jim Helke 225t (CB); Fred Schau 40; Terry Hogg 393t (CB); Chad Roscoe 282; Presley Barker 472; Bobby Watkins 512; James Eldridge 165; David Rust 52t; Virginia Eldridge 503; Darrell Swarens 505 (CB); Janet Fraembs 172 (MH); William Shetter 138 (MH). Adrian Eldridge offered the blessing for the noon meal.

LUNCH

Janet Fraembs brought the class together leading 217. Leaders: Katherine Eldridge 85, Wayne Dell 571 (CB); Carol Munro Mosley 127 (MH); Lee Steinmetz 149.

Janet Fraembs spoke for the following sick and shut-ins: Joan Aldridge, Rachel Adelstein, Charlie Derleth, Jim Oss, Mary Oss, and Pauline Childers. She then led 159.

William Shetter conducted the memorial lesson for the following deceased: Jeanette Lowry and Mary Alice Caldwell—Missouri; Edith Tate, Amanda Denson, LaRue Allen, Flarce Creel, La Quita Keeton—Alabama; Beverly Schau and Fred Schau, Sr.—Tennessee; Agnes Leatcy—Illinois; Robert Bozarth and Joyce Adams—Indiana; and Aletta Seymour—United Kingdom. He led 566 in their memory.

Leaders: Ann Miczulski 441; Rebecca Eldridge 507; Rochelle Lodder 135 (MH); Cathryn Bearov 198 (MH); Peggy Brayfield 19 (MH); Ryan Wheeler 312b.

RECESS

Bob Meek led 49b to call the class back to order. Leaders: Darrell Swarens and Teresa Ulrich 236; Stephanie Fida 547; Rob Bahler 107; Phil Tyler 442; Brad Bahler 55 (CB); Becky Browne 436; Cath Tyler 278t; Michelle Cull 361; John Bahler 48t; Jim Helke 390; Fred Schau 86; Terry Hogg 511t (CB); Chad Roscoe 155; Presley Barker 474.

After announcements were made, William Shetter and Janet Fraembs led 347 as the closing song. Adrian Eldridge offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Co-Chairpersons—Janet Fraembs and William Shetter; Secretary—Darrell Swarens