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Columbia Singing

Trinity Presbyterian Church, Columbia, Missouri

Saturday, October 11, 2008

The 14th annual Columbia Singing was held at the Trinity Presbyterian Church in Columbia, Missouri, on Saturday before the second Sunday in October. Cindy Pepmiller called the class to order leading 178. Lou Kujawinski followed with an opening prayer.

The class was organized with the following officers and committees elected or appointed to serve: Chairperson—Cindy Pepmiller; Secretaries—Cindy Stone and Sandy Falloon; Chaplains—Lou Kujawinski, Tim Von Engeln, and Sandy Falloon; Arranging Committee—Penny Kujawinski; Finance Committee—Carla Pepmiller.

Leaders: Wendy Hofmann 47t; Sandy Falloon 105; Lou Kujawinski 350; Meg Stauffer 40; Carla Pepmiller 56b; Cherry Hinderberger 361; Pattie Doss 430; Cindy Stone 39t; Lori Graber 352; Tim Von Engeln 163b; Jan Ketelle 89 (MH) (in memory of Jeanette Lowry); James Page 13 (MH); Roberta Strauss 32t; Gayle Von Engeln 107; Paul Figura 19 (MH); Melody Von Engeln 138 (MH); Annie Grieshop 180 (MH).


Lou Kujawinski called the class to order leading 142 (MH). Leaders: Presley Barker 8 (MH); Becky Browne 411; David Kaeser 277 (dedicated to his brother, Steven); Joan Aldridge 222; Ryan Wheeler 139 (MH); Peggy Baum 85; Dave Lloyd 34 (MH); Gary Gronau 176b; Penny Kujawinski 440; Sandy Falloon 457; Dave Ressler 10 (MH); Cindy Stone 155; Lori Graber 318; Cindy Pepmiller 59. Tim Von Engeln offered a blessing before the noon meal.


Cherry Hinderberger brought the afternoon class back together by leading 159. Leaders: Pattie Doss and Roberta Strauss 76b; Jan Ketelle 550; James Page 149 (MH); Paul Figura 169 (MH); Annie Grieshop 384; Becky Browne 142; Ryan Wheeler 236; Roberta Strauss 348b (for Charlie Derleth); Presley Barker 448t; David Kaeser 385b; Carla Pepmiller and Alexa Bermudez 117; Joan Aldridge 542; Dave Lloyd 201; Wendy Hofmann 70b (for Susan Martin); Melody Von Engeln 148; Dave Ressler 77 (MH); Tim Von Engeln 86.


Mary Barille led 128 to call the class back to order. Leaders: Lori Graber 228; Jeff Brotemarkle 268; Lou Kujawinski 473; Cary Gronau 127 (MH); Penny Kujawinski 175 (MH); Becky Browne 203; James Page 45 (MH); Annie Grieshop 151 (MH); Jan Ketelle 113 (MH); Ryan Wheeler 29 (MH); Joan Aldridge 29t; Pattie Doss 137; Dave Ressler 300.

Cindy Pepmiller thanked everyone for attending and making it a successful singing. Announcements were made, including a report on Camp Fasola.

Cindy Pepmiller led 347 as the closing song, while everyone who wished took the parting hand. Sandy Falloon offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairperson—Cindy Pepmiller; Secretaries—Cindy Stone and Sandy Falloon