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Central Ontario All-Day Singing

Detweiler Meetinghouse, North Dumfries, Ontario

Saturday, August 22, 2009

The 6th annual Central Ontario Singing was called to order at 9:30 a.m. by Gillian Inksetter leading 30t. Greg Jenkins offered an opening prayer.

The following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Chairperson—Gillian Inksetter; Secretary—Karen Westhouse.

Leaders: Gillian Inksetter 171; Nicoletta Rogers 40, 208; Steve Rogers 34b; Pleasance Crawford 371, 556; John Seaton 48t, 47t; Anne Evers 53, 504; Brad Young 59, 209; Jo Schultz 350, 472; Chuck Crawford 480, 39t.


Gillian Inksetter called the class to order leading 155. Will Fitzgerald shared some information on keeping time. Leaders: Steve Rogers 52t; James Page “Detweiler”, 272; Emily Adam 95; Frank Griggs 369, 362; Karen Westhouse 117, 454; Tom Evers 135; Tom Evers and Frank Griggs 448t; Martha Beverly 464, 131t.


Jo Schultz called the class to order leading 299. Leaders: Gerry Hoffman 31b, 300; Rachel Adelstein 327, 333; Will Fitzgerald 147t, 430; Anne Missavage 157, 168.

Tom Siess conducted the memorial lesson. Tom Siess read the names of the sick and homebound as follows and led 66 in their honour: Myke Dyer, Philly Markowitz, Dorle Eppler, Shirley Campbell, Art Campbell, Wendy Dayton, Phyllis Stevenson, Margot Cohen, Mr. Mohlere, Patsy Morris, Victoria Bolles, Karen McLellan, Johanna Fabke, Bob Scorgie, Bob Anderson, Joyce Anderson, Peg Pearson, Linda Marker and Nadine Dyskant-Miller.

Tom Siess read the names of the deceased as follows and led 503 in their memory: Laurel Miller—Washington; Tony Johnson, Lee Rogers, Katherine Benefield—Georgia; Paul Tutont, John Hart—Ontario; Bill Ellason—Missouri; John Etheridge—Florida; Mattie Townsel, Frank Hataway—Alabama; Dick Steil—Texas.

Steve Rogers led 82t and 49b. Gillian Inksetter led the class in a grace, using the words of the Lutheran Table Grace to the tune of 49t. Greg Jenkins offered a prayer before the meal.


Chuck Crawford called the class to order leading 72b. Leaders: Nicoletta Rogers 282; Gillian Inksetter, Naomi Duguid and Tova Houpt “Geneva” HS, 344 (in honour of the tornado victims); Brian How 313b, 335; Jo Dell Albi 372, 385t; Ted Mercer 352, 345b; Bess Fitzgerald 81t, 160b; Bob Borcherding 56b, 192; Lisa Cohen 485, 84; Greg Jenkins 448t, 143.


Pleasance Crawford called the class to order leading 177. Leaders: Tom Siess 63, 178; Nicoletta Rogers 270; Will Fitzgerald 236; Rachel Adelstein 268; John Seaton 269; Gerry Hoffman 492; Jo Dell Albi 142; James Page 334; Anne Evers 112; Brian How 114; Lisa Cohen 148; Ted Mercer 86; Jo Schultz 361; Emily Adam 180; Bob Borcherding 384; Frank Griggs 475.

Announcements were made. Gillian Inksetter led 347 to close the singing. Greg Jenkins dismissed the class with prayer.

Chairperson—Gillian Inksetter; Secretary—Karen Westhouse