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Bloomington Singing

Friends Meetinghouse, Bloomington, Indiana

Saturday, October 25, 2008

The 5th annual Bloomington area all day singing was held at the Bloomington Friends Meetinghouse on Saturday, October 25, 2008. 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—David Rust; Vice Chairman—Wayne Dell; Arranging Committee—Stephanie Fida and Rebecca Eldridge; Finance Committee—Daniel Williams; Secretary—Darrell Swarens.

Leaders: David Rust 135; Wayne Dell 277; Darrell Swarens 36b; Adrian Eldridge 87; Bob Meek 511t (CB); Rebecca Eldridge 142; Virginia Eldridge 29t; Brad Bahler 192; Martha Beverly 171; James Eldridge 196; Bobby Watkins 512; Carol Munro Mosley 455; Karen Bahler 155; Joan Aldridge 445; Roger Crabtree 31t; Andy Morse 572 (CB); Janet Fraembs 421; 133 (CB); Buddy Ballinger 385b; Bea Carnathan 205; Peggy Brayfield 454; April Watkins 401.

RECESS

Stephanie Fida called the class back together leading 107. Leaders: Carol Medlicott 71; Lena Keeton 146; Thomas Smith 47b; Don Keeton 317; Lee Steinmetz 563 (CB); Darrell Swarens 72b; Wayne Dell 571 (CB); Bill Beverly 573 (CB); Adrian Eldridge 38 (CB); Bob Meek 574 (CB); Virginia Eldridge 569t; Brad Bahler, Karen Bahler, John Bahler, and Rob Bahler 486 (CB); Martha Beverly 522 (CB); Eric Schedler 528; James Eldridge 144; Bobby Watkins 138t (CB); Carol Munro Mosley 449 (CB); Joan Aldridge 515 (CB); Roger Crabtree 392 (CB); Andy Morse 497. Adrian Eldridge offered the blessing for the noon meal.

LUNCH

The singing resumed for the afternoon session with Darrell Swarens leading 312b. Leaders: John Bahler 276; Janet Fraembs 440; Henry Guthery “Higher Ground”; Rob Bahler 332; William Shetter and daughter 505 (CB); Peggy Brayfield 214 (CH); Eric Eliason 430; Buddy Ballinger 343; Bea Carnathan 472; Rebecca Eldridge 182; Lena Keeton 475; Carol Medlicott 564; Brad Bahler and family 55 (CB); Don Keeton 35; Katie Zukof and Stephanie Fida 288; Lee Steinmetz 163b; Mary Caldwell and Darrell Swarens 128; Wayne Dell 66; Bill Beverly 478 (CB); James Eldridge 163t; Joan Aldridge 559 (CB).

RECESS

William Shetter, Bob Meek and Darrell Swarens called the class back to order leading 333 (LD). Leaders: Katherine Eldridge 117; Aubrey Hemminger 84; Adrian Eldridge 28b; Thomas Smith 63; Michele Cull 393t (CB); Virginia Eldridge 503; Bob Meek 488b (CB); Martha Beverly 218; Eric Schedler 189; Bobby Watkins 203; Carol Munro Mosley 334; Andy Morse 448t; Janet Fraembs 532; Henry Guthery 97.

Announcements were made. David Rust led 62 as the closing song, and the class took the parting hand. The closing prayer was offered by Adrian Eldridge, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—David Rust; Secretary—Darrell Swarens