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Kentucky State Sacred Harp Singing

Pisgah Presbyterian Church, Versailles, Kentucky

Saturday, May 15, 2010

The 29th annual Kentucky State Sacred Harp Singing was called to order at 9:10 a.m. by Ron Pen making some welcoming remarks and a few brief announcements. The Sacred Harp, 1991 Edition and The Southern Harmony were used throughout the day.

Leaders: Ron Pen 73b; Mike Grimes 566; Darrell Swarens 38 (SoH): Don Waggener 213 (SoH); Bob Meek 128; Zach Davis 335; Ray Rechenberg 480; Randy Webber “Gone Before”; Sharon Hill 196; Nikos Pappas 269; Sarah Kehrberg 86; Mary Brinkman 313t; Elizabeth Rechenberg 106; Kevin Kehrberg 373.

The following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Chairman/Treasurer—Charles H. Coulston; Secretary—Mary Brinkman; Organizing Committee—Raphael Finkel, Keith MacAdam, and Ron Pen.

RECESS

Ron Pen called the class back to order by leading 146. Leaders: Charles Coulston 155; Jonathan Smith 224; Tim Morton 513; Nathan Rees 129; Marcy Thobaben 103 (SoH); Sara Birnbaum 178; Jesse Edgerton, Jonathan Smith, Nathan Rees, and Meredith Doster 82t; Jim Thobaben and Charles Coulston 38b; Mike Grimes 496; Nathan Zweig 170; Darrell Swarens 507; Don Waggener 58; Bob Meek 324t (SoH); Rob Coulston 288; Zach Davis 148; Ron Yost and Nikos Pappas 96; Ray Rechenberg 300; JoAnn Grimes and Mike Grimes 236; Randy Webber 76 (SoH).

RECESS

The memorial lesson was conducted by Randy Webber. Abby Marlatt was from Kentucky and had died earlier this year. Norma Yost called and Ron Pen led 118 for Abby. Don Waggener’s brother, Joe, was from Tennessee, and died in 2010. Don called and Bob Meek led 89 for Joe. Bob Meek made remarks about Ed Risinger, who died in 2009, and Frank List, who died in 2010, and led 49b for them. Kevin Kehrberg memorialized Dave Bowman from Kentucky, who died in 2009. Kevin led 455 for Dave. Zachary Davis’s grandmother, Henrietta Davis, died in 2010, and was from Tennessee. Zach led 49t for her. Randy Webber offered a prayer for the deceased and grace for lunch.

LUNCH

Raphael Finkel called the class back to order. He offered a brief ‘grace after meals’, and then led 535. Leaders: Annaliza Cull 163b; Michelle Cull 448t; Laura Earles 277; Jungjoo Park 81t; Sharon Hill 31t; Nikos Pappas “Buzzards Glory”; Sarah Kehrberg 182; Kevin Kehrberg 349; Mary Brinkman 47t; Elizabeth Rechenberg 457; Charles Coulston 276; Jonathan Smith 310 (SoH); Tim Morton 210b (SoH); Nathan Rees 199 (SoH); Sara Birnbaum 315; Meredith Doster and Jonathan Smith 384; Raphael Finkel “Landsdowne”.

RECESS

The session was re-convened with Raphael Finkel leading 72b. Leaders: Ron Pen 524; Nathan Zweig 105 (SoH); Darrell Swarens and Michelle Cull 542; Don Waggener 256 (SoH); Bob Meek 441; Zach Davis 229; Ray Rechenberg 68b; Randy Webber 107; Sharon Hill 117; Ray Rechenberg 401; Annaliza Cull 63; Nikos Pappas “Hand of Justice”; Raphael Finkel and Ron Pen 66.

Raphael Finkel led 267 as the closing song, and those who wished took the parting hand.

Chairman—Charles H. Coulston; Secretary—Mary Brinkman