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Northern Shenandoah Valley Singing

Grace Church, Berryville, Virginia

Saturday, May 31, 2008

Kevin Moreno opened the 15th annual Northern Shenandoah Valley singing at 10:00 a.m., leading 70t. He then offered the opening prayer.

The following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Chairperson—Kim Moreno; Vice Chairperson—Nora Dunn; Secretary—Marty DeNys; Treasurer—Mary DeNys.

Leaders: Kim Moreno 59; Mary Langley 101t; Jim Glaser 500; Leyland delRe 564; Nora Dunn 57; Kathy Manning 375; Craig Baughan 178; Stephen McMaster 282; James Strube 480; Guy Bankes 481; Mary Wright 405; Carly Goss 379; Tom Tucker 179; John delRe 138t; Tim Slattery 344; Mary DeNys 274t; Anna Mays 95; Lamar Matthews 117; Cathy Tucker 192; Marty DeNys 198; Ina Shea 266; Clare Chapin 86; Gillie Campbell 503; Erin Kelly 220; Frank Evans 87; Pat Temple 400.

RECESS

Leyland delRe called the class back to order leading 32t. Leaders: Lois Badey 479; Elizabeth Stokes 319; Zoe Clay 36b; Nova Seidenstein 146; Cindy Wasson 457; John Alexander 163b; Ted Stokes 434; Joani Seidenstein 506; Nathan Barford 260; Eileen Metzger 383; Adrian Mariano 372; Tom Clay 64; Hal Kunkel 349.

The memorial lesson was conducted by Rachel Speer. The following sick and shut-ins were honored: Tom Badey, Candy McLeod, Marilyn Darch, Kat Kinkaid, Lucy Ivey, and Dan Macklin.

She read the names of the deceased as follows: Amanda Denson Brady, Rudy Baldacci, Clare V. Chapin, Col. Steve Scott, David L. Davies, James Thomas, Jane Harrison, Donald L. Willard, Jr., Edward Hatfield, Mirjana Lausevic, Carole B. Vance, Alex Mennella, Hubert Lovey Martin, LaRue Allen, Andrew Bernadt, Donald Goss, Jean Goss, Becky Accuri, Valerie Wilhelm, Milton Oliver, and Barry Talesnik. Rachel Speer led 330b. Kevin Moreno offered the memorial prayer.

Leaders: Diane Mennella 448t; David Barford 350; Thom Metzger 426b; Dean Jens 163t; Debbie Barford 368; G. C. Waldrep 269; Kelly Macklin 466; Patty Ruehl 111b; Connie Stanton 276. The blessing for the noon meal was offered by Kevin Griffin Moreno.

LUNCH

Kevin Griffin Moreno called the afternoon session to order leading 39b. Leaders: Mary Langley 135; Leyland delRe 45t; Aldo Ceresa 522; Rachel Speer 218; Kiriko Brindley 47b; Katherine Herman 65; D. J. Hatfield 250; John Daniel delRe 77t; Beth Yeager 362; Don Polaski 384; Hannah Polaski 299; Gabriel Brady 319; Kevin Griffin Moreno 550; Elizabeth Stokes 440; Nathan Barford 300; Ina Shea 204; Thom Metzger 203; Kim Moreno 327; Ted Stokes 331; Stephen McMaster 532; Anna Mays 411; G. C. Waldrep 160b; Connie Stanton 543; Dean Jens 396.

RECESS

The class was brought back together by Guy Banks leading 171. Leaders: Sandra Polaski 148; Cory Walters 58; Diane Mennella 27; David Barford 37b; Carly Goss and Patty Ruehl 69t; Aldo Ceresa 456; Rachel Speer 505; D. J. Hatfield 345b; Debbi Barford 112; Hal Kunkel 318; Cindy Wasson 542; Catherine Herrmann 114; Lamar Matthews 347; Zoe Clay 455; Nathan Barford and John Daniel delRe 504; Guy Bankes 569t; Nora Dunn 110; Jim Glaser 358; Erin Kelly 491; Tom Tucker 528; Kathy Manning and John delRe 460; Kelly Macklin and Cathy Tucker 137; Tom Clay 63; Bev Yaeger 351; Don Polaski 193; Frank Evans 315.

Reports from the treasurer and the secretary were given. Cathy Tucker offered resolutions thanking various committees and individuals who had made the singing a success.

Kim Moreno led 323t as the closing song. The closing prayer was offered by Kevin Griffin Moreno, and the class was dismissed.

Chairperson—Kim Moreno; Vice Chairperson—Nora Dunn; Secretary—Marty DeNys