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Bloomington Singing

Friends Meetinghouse, Bloomington, Indiana

Saturday, October 23, 2010

The 7th annual Bloomington, Indiana, all-day singing was held at the Friends Meetinghouse on Saturday before the fourth Sunday in October. Wayne Dell brought the class together by leading 46. Darrell Swarens offered the opening prayer.

The following officers were previously elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Rebecca Eldridge; Arranging Committee—Stephanie Fida and Katherine Eldridge; Finance Committee—Wayne Dell; Secretary—Darrell Swarens.

Leaders: William Shetter 34b; Rebecca Eldridge 37b; Darrell Swarens 36b; James Eldridge 426t; David Rust 126; Doug Trent 155; Virginia Eldridge 76b; Bob Meek 198; Karen Bahler 39t; Adrian Eldridge 270; Michael Mosley 317; John Hoerr 277; Eloise Clark 475; Ray Rechenberg 480; Brad Bahler 29t; Holly Hauck 146; Paula Oliver 142; Carol Munro Mosley 196; Liz Meitzler 330 (t? b?); Randy Weber 78; Laurel Cornell 143.

RECESS

Rebecca Eldridge called the class back together leading 282. Leaders: Katherine Eldridge and Stephanie Fida 300; Katherine Eldridge 500; Thomas Smith 31t; Joan Aldridge 166; Doug Trent 209; Brenda Waters and Annaliza Cull 515; Karen Bahler 56b; Michael Mosley 30b; Annaliza Cull 448t; Eloise Clark 163b; Holly Hauck 81t; Ray Rechenberg 49t; Virginia Eldridge 436; Brad Bahler 192; Paula Oliver and Scot Oliver 100; Carol Munro Mosley 455; John Hauck 448b; James Eldridge 522; Randy Weber 107; Adrian Eldridge 505 (CB); Bob Meek 511t (CB); Joan Aldridge 572 (CB); David Rust 200; William Shetter 547; Thomas Smith 203. Adrian Eldridge offered the blessing for the noon meal.

LUNCH

The singing resumed for the afternoon session with William Shetter leading 96 (CB). Leaders: Darrell Swarens and Nora Beele Reed 72b; Liz Meitzler 77t; Katherine Eldridge 388; Terry Dignon and Thomas Smith 225t; Eloise Clark 472; Holly Hauck and Hollan Potts 63; Ray Rechenberg 47t; Brad Bahler 55 (CB); Paula Oliver 110; Carol Munro Mosley 436 (CB); Michael Mosley 559 (CB); John Hoerr 410t; Wayne Dell 235; Darrell Swarens, Barbara Berg, and Richard Berg 45t; Annaliza Cull 268; Thomas Smith 47b.

RECESS

Rebecca Eldridge called the class back to order leading 74b. Leaders: Stephanie Fida 432; Karen Bahler 569 (t? b?); Joan Aldridge 54t (CB); David Rust 66; Bob Meek 516 (CB); James Eldridge 492 (CB); William Shetter 336t (CB); Adrian Eldridge 490; Randy Weber 35 (CB); Virginia Eldridge 569t; Katherine Eldridge 85.

Announcements were made. Rebecca Eldridge led 347 as the closing song, and the class took the parting hand. The closing prayer was offered by Bob Meek, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Rebecca Eldridge; Secretary—Darrell Swarens