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Maine All-Day Singing

Darrow’s Barn, Damariscotta, Maine

Saturday, July 25, 2009

The 7th annual Maine All Day Singing was held at Darrow’s Barn in Damariscotta, Maine, on Saturday before the fourth Sunday in July. The class was called to order by Barb Ames leading 59. The morning prayer was offered by Corrone Bryant.

The following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Chairperson—Barb Ames; Treasurer—Dan Purdy; Chaplains—Corrone Bryant and Marge Awalt; Secretary—Hal Booth.

Leaders: Corrone Bryant 515; Pleasance Crawford 391; Bill Holt 82t; Chris Holley 33b; Edith Berger 39t; Joanne Fuller 39b; Terry Ryan 430; Linda Shea 168; Robert Stoddard 171; Marge Awalt 178; Hal Booth 287; Joanna Lampert 436; George Sigut 87; Nathan Zweig 79; Elizabeth Stoddard 111b; Aldo Ceresa 371; Liz Meitzler 142; Bob Meek 361; Phil Devine 47b.

RECESS

The class was brought back together by Peter Golden leading 105. Leaders: Rachel Speer 187; Pat Callahan 163b; Kathe Pilibosian 472; Barb Ames 388; Chuck Crawford 313 (t? b?); Robert Stoddard 312b; Philippa Stoddard 528; Leonard Spencer 250; Celia Devine 362; Kelsey Sunderland 441; Jennie Brown 318; Francis Bliss 84; Laura Borelli 89; Ines Lüttgen 208; Bobbie Goodell 496; Corrone Bryant 524; Pleasance Crawford 505; Bill Holt 376.

Joanne Fuller conducted the memorial lesson. Mary Skidmore read the names of the following deceased: Margaret Callahan—Massachusetts; Richard Altman, Bob Guida, Louis Ryan, Katherine Warren, and Marian Bliss—New York. She read the names of the following sick and shut-ins: Josie Hyde, Sumner Roberts, John Plunkett, David Carlton, Victoria Bolles, Lee Stover, and Charlotte Wallace. Joanne Fuller spoke and led 48t. The memorial lesson was closed. Elizabeth Stoddard offered the blessing for the noon meal.

LUNCH

The afternoon session was called to order by Jennie Brown leading 81t. Leaders: Terry Ryan 192; Linda Shea 270; Robert Stoddard 397; Mary Skidmore 504; Marge Awalt 155; Hal Booth 254; George Sigut 347; Joanna Lampert 431; Nathan Zweig 439; Elizabeth Stoddard 304; Aldo Ceresa 227; Liz Meitzler 77 (t? b?); Edith Berger 384; Bob Meek 128; Peter Golden 148; Rachel Speer 172; Leonard Spencer 260; Kathe Pilibosian 43; Barb Ames 77b; Chuck Crawford 47t; Philippa Stoddard 300; Kelsey Sunderland and Yael Tarshish 547; Francis Bliss 193; Jennie Brown 195; Chris Holley 201.

RECESS

The class was brought back together by Kelsey Sunderland leading 114. Leaders: Laura Borelli 67; Celia Devine 326; Ines Lüttgen 151; Bill Holt 33t; Bobbie Goodell 236; Joanne Fuller 121; Terry Ryan 120; Linda Shea 75; Robert Stoddard 53; Mary Skidmore 107; George Sigut 268; Joanna Lampert 481; Nathan Zweig 452; Rachel Speer 349; Bob Meek 551; Elizabeth Stoddard 564; Aldo Ceresa 567; Liz Meitzler 512; Philippa Stoddard 216; Jennie Brown 224; Laura Borelli 153; Ines Lüttgen 411; Chuck Crawford and Pleasance Crawford 521; Chris Holley and Kathe Pilibosian 61; Celia Devine 280; Peter Golden 40; Francis Bliss 198; Hal Booth 344; Leonard Spencer 218.

Announcements were made. Treasurer Dan Purdy gave a report. Secretary Hal Booth made his report as follows: total registered attendance was 67, with 30 leaders leading 99 songs. There were attendees from Maine, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Vermont, Rhode Island, New York, Maryland, Texas, Kentucky, Indiana, and Switzerland.

It was announced that the 8th Annual Maine All Day Sing will be held on Saturday before the fourth Sunday in July, 2010, with Peter Golden as the Chairman.

Corrone Bryant and Barb Ames led 62 as the closing song. Marge Awalt offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairperson—Barb Ames; Secretary—Hal Booth