Minutes of Sacred Harp Singings

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Fox Valley Folk Festival

Island Park, Geneva, Illinois

September 1, 1996

The Labor Day weekend singing at the Fox Valley Folk Festival was called to order by Pennie Thurman leading songs on pages 145 (t? b?) and 178. Leaders: Karen Hojnacki 547; Al Frank 207; Beverly Enright 464; Dave Stockwell 528; Johanna Fabke 350; Emmie Barford 421; Jerry Enright 270; Lisa Grayson 274 (t? b?). Marcia Johnson gave an explanation of Sacred Harp and led song on page 28b. Janet Borman led song on page 34b; Lyman Newton 49t; D. J. Hatfield 292; Darryl Mayberry 146; Ann Werhane 155; Kathleen Kuiper 404; Herb Schroeder 110.

LUNCH

Marcia Johnson called the class together leading song on page 448 (t? b?). The class then went into a business session, and the following officers were elected for 1997: Chairman—Pennie Thurman; Vice Chairman—Dan Morse. Leaders: Judy Hauff 142; John Bailey 532; Ted Mercer 300; Nathan Barford 457; Ted Johnson 385 (t? b?); Ann Kauth 45t; Debbie Barford 215; John Seaton 47t; Jim Page 95; Wendy Wahn 535; Dan Havens 117; Melanie Hauff 216; John Gurtz 500; Julie Vea 419; Sue Kessell 455; Lissa Blood 282; David Barford 49b; Dean Slaton 171. Following announcements, Kris Richardson led song on page 269, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Pennie Thurman; Vice Chairman—Dan Morse.