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Southern Wisconsin Singing

The Gathering Place, Milton, Wisconsin

November 9, 1996

The tenth annual all day Sacred Harp singing was held on Saturday before the second Sunday in November, and was called to order by Johanna Fabke leading song on page 312b. John Seaton led the morning prayer. Leaders: Jim Page 421; Jan Ketelle 36b; Julie Vea 276; Dick Dunagan 34b; Lisa Grayson 446; Kathy Krug 300; Bill Waddington 163b; Daryl Mayberry 422; Kathy Kaiser 350; Midge Olsen 273; Jerilyn Schumacher 485; Gordon Olsen 503b; Ted Mercer 419; Jenny Willard 383; John Bailey 448b; Paul Foster 442; Lee Steinmetz 491; Keith Willard 274 (t? b?).


Johanna Fabke brought the class together by leading song on page 71. The class organized by electing the following officers: Chairman—Johanna Fabke; Chaplain—John Seaton; Secretaries—Dick Dunagan and Val Dunagan; Arranging Committee—Karen Hojnacki, Ted Mercer, and Tony Reeves; Memorial Committee—Brad Hunnicutt and Jerry Enright; Potluck—Julie Vea. Leaders: Shelley Robbins 189; Paul Wyatt 40; Karen Hojnacki 220; Judy Hauff 522; Colette Miller 368; Janet Borman 515; John Seaton 269; Steven Levine 153; Jerry Enright 290; Janet Fraembs 378b; Carol Crawford 306; Francis Gurtz 288; Melanie Hauff 216; Jim Pfau 152; Marcia Johnson “Boulder”; Steve Parker 454; Tony Reeves 504. John Seaton led in prayer.


The afternoon session was brought to order by Johanna Fabke leading song on page 178. Leaders: C. J. Hatfield 448t; Dan Havens 567; Dean Slayton 362; Eleanor Haase 352; Al Frank 326; Duran Perkins 31t; Julia Vea 106; Dick Dunagan 74 (t? b?); Lisa Grayson 436; Kathryn Krug 260; James Page 268; Bill Waddington 299; Daryl Mayberry 475; Kathy Kaiser 335; Midge Olsen 198. The memorial lesson was held with Brad Hunnicutt leading song on page 126 for the deceased: Alabama—Merle Etheridge; Pennsylvania—George Smith; Illinois—Millie Ogg and Helen Robbins; Wisconsin—Roscoe Vest; Tim, Barb, Steve and Dave, coworkers of Jim and Carol Crawford; Maryland—Robert and Camilla Haase; Georgia—Randolph Mincey. Jerry Enright led song on page 369 for the sick and shut-in: Colorado—Don Johnson; New Mexico—Harry Ives; California—Sara Curry; Alabama—Virgil Phillips, Ralph and Lurleen Heath; Wisconsin—Tom Casey; Ohio -Tammy Webster and Josh Farthing. Leaders: Lisa Grayson 384; Jerilyn Schumacher 87; Jan Ketelle 304; Gordon Olsen 148; Gene Haupman 39t; Ted Mercer 298; Jenny Willard 99; John Bailey 532; Keith Willard 29 (t? b?); Lee Steinmetz 496; Shelley Robbins 455; Karen Hojnacki 192; Dan Havens 91; Eleanor Haase 181; Paul Wyatt 365; Judy Hauff 187; Paul Foster 332.


The class resumed singing with James Page leading song on page 52t. Leaders: Janet Borman 107; D. J. Hatfield 108b; John Seaton 47t; Steven Levine 474; Jerry Enright 186; Carol Crawford 497; Duran Perkins 34t; Janet Fraembs 385 (t? b?); Melanie Hauff 278b; Francis Gurtz 500; Marcia Johnson 464; Jim Pfau 297; Steve Parker 344; Dean Slayton 456; Tony Reeves 146; Al Frank 354b. Johanna Fabke led the closing song on page 62. The class was dismissed with prayer by John Seaton.

Chairman—Johanna Fabke; Secretaries—Dick Dunagan and Val Dunagan.