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Maine All-Day Singing

Congregational Church, Bristol, Maine

Saturday, July 24, 2010

The 8th annual Maine All-Day Singing was called to order by Peter Golden leading 59. Chris Holley offered the morning prayer.

Leaders: Kathe Pilobosian 336; Barb Ames 77b; Edith Berger 47t; Joanne Fuller 439; Carole Dempsey 131b; Tom Malone 121; Barbara Swetman 448t; Kevin Sims 34t; Masti Mayrand 133; Bobbie Goodell 540; Elizabeth Stoddard 173; Dean Jens 162; Abby Minor 40; Nancy Mandel 30b; Leonard Spencer 324; Jeremy Galvagni 142; Corrone Bryant 147t; Mary Skidmore 107; Hal Booth 452; Celia Devine 362; Chris Noren 32t.

RECESS

Alvaro Duarte called the class together leading 312b. Leaders: Deidra Montgomery 480; Chuck Crawford 287; Joanna Lambert 353; Peter Golden 68b; Kelly Macklin 433; Rachel Speer 187; Mary Gowins 549; Somen Goodman 569b; Terry Ryan 468.

Bobbie Goodell conducted the memorial lesson. She led 65 in memory of the following deceased: Nancy Katzen—Pennsylvania; Daniel Schorr—Washington, DC; Daniel Macklin—Virginia; Jane Ames, Gail O’Donnell—Maine; Jerry Enright—Illinois; Pat Pritchett—Vermont; Victoria Bolles, Betty Williams, George McGray—Massachusetts.

She led 70t for the following sick and shut-ins: George Seiler, Virginia Luscombe, David Bornick, Aaron Wootten, Owen Haskell, Phyllis Bruce, Avery Anderson, Elka Schumman, Tom Padwa, and Barbara Stoddard.

Leaders: Pleasance Crawford 293; Jennie Brown 348b; Ian Quinn 460; Laura Densmore 201; Pat Callahan 454. Liz Cantrell offered the blessing for the noon meal.

LUNCH

The afternoon session was called to order by Chris Holley leading 105. Leaders: Alex Jones 34b; Paula Picton 436; Francis Bliss 168; Bill Holt 419; Mary Jo Schafer 225t; Aldo Ceresa 556; Linda Shea 328; Liz Cantrell 189; Scott Luscombe 481; Chris Holley 268; Peter Golden 269; Alvaro Duarte 424; Claudine Townsend 39t; Larry Wootten 39b; Joanne Fuller 179; Tom Malone 196; Elizabeth Stoddard 191; Laura Densmore 383; Jennie Brown 456; Deidra Montgomery 548.

The class went into a business session with the following officers elected or appointed to serve: Chairperson—Peter Golden; Vice Chairperson—Chris Holley; Secretary—Hal Booth; Treasurer—Dan Purdy.

RECESS

Celia Devine called the class back to order leading 66. Leaders: Rachel Speer 379; Masti Mayrand and Somen Goodman 163b; Barbara Swetman and Mary Skidmore 198; Pat Callahan and Mary Jo Schafer 99; Alex Jones and Kathe Pilobosian 319; Leonard Spencer and Ian Quinn 146; Carole Dempsey and Mary Gowins 528; Scott Luscombe and Bill Holt 475; Linda Shea and Paula Picton 384; Terry Ryan and Jeremy Galvagni 112; Liz Cantrell and Joanna Lampert 411; Alvaro Duarte and Chris Noren 344; Kelly Macklin and Kevin Sims 215; Chuck Crawford and Pleasance Crawford 421; John delRe 399b; Aldo Ceresa and Nancy Mandel 371.

Announcements were made. Treasurer Dan Purdy gave a report. Secretary Hal Booth reported total registered attendance was 74 singers from 10 states and 2 provinces, with 48 leaders leading 77 songs.

Peter Golden led 62 as the closing song. Joanne Fuller offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairperson—Peter Golden; Secretary—Hal Booth