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Higher Ground Singing

Centenary United Methodist Church, Terre Haute, Indiana

Saturday, March 21, 2009

The 14th annual Higher Ground Singing was called to order by Terry Hogg and Darrell Swarens leading 34b. Terry Hogg led the gathering in prayer.

The following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Co-Chairmen—Terry Hogg and Darrell Swarens; Arranging Committee—Stephanie Fida and Rebecca Eldridge; Finance Committee—Barb Lund; Secretary—William Shetter.

Leaders: Darrell Swarens 36b; Terry Hogg 62 (MH); William Shetter 59; Stephanie Fida and Rebecca Eldridge 39t; Janet Fraembs 421; Adrian Eldridge 144; Peggy Brayfield 556; Thomas Smith 128; Don Bardsley 282; Virginia Eldridge 270; Bob Meek 547 (CB); James Eldridge 30t; Nathan Zweig 87; Tim Morton 503; Michael Mosley 430; Katherine Eldridge 85; Martha Beverly 436; Karen Bahler 551.

RECESS

The class was called back to order by Darrell Swarens leading 72b. Leaders: Presley Barker 474; Joan Aldridge 475; Melanie Hauff 277; Bill Beverly 484 (CB); Gary Gronau 500; Bob Sullivan 45t; Cathryn Bearov 148 (MH); Brad Bahler 192; Carol Munro Mosley 485; Becky Browne 203; Lori Graber 155; David Kaeser 448t; Peggy Mistak 312t; Ruth Dolby 63. Carol Munro Mosley offered the blessing for the noon meal.

LUNCH

Bob Meek, Adrian Eldridge, and Darrell Swarens brought the class together by leading 96 (CB). Leaders: Adrian Eldridge 505 (CB); Thomas Smith and Linda Bell 268; Michael Mosley 417; Presley Barker 313b; Melanie Hauff 216; Gary Gronau 411; Bill Beverly 478 (CB); Katie Zukof 501.

Janet Fraembs spoke for the following sick and shut-ins, and then led 285t: Harrison Creel, Paul Figura, Jessica Ruvinsky, Marlen Rust, David Rust, and P. Dan Brittain.

Peggy Brayfield spoke for the following deceased: Pauline Creel Childers—Michigan; John Etheridge—Florida; Wally Bloch—Illinois; Frank Hataway and Milton Oliver—Alabama. She led 452 in their memory.

Rebecca Eldridge led 481.

RECESS

Darrell Swarens and Becky Rice led 350 to call the class back to order. Leaders: Brad Bahler and Stephanie Fida 29t; Joan Aldridge 559 (CB); Becky Browne and Don Bardsley 572 (CB); Carol Munro Mosley and Cathryn Bearov 449 (CB); Michele Cull 393t (CB); Bob Sullivan and Lori Graber 145b; Nathan Zweig 177; David Kaeser and Peggy Mistak 105; Darrell Swarens 49t.

Announcements were made. Terry Hogg and Darrell Swarens led 62 as the closing song. Adrian Eldridge offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Co-Chairmen—Terry Hogg and Darrell Swarens; Secretary—William Shetter