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Pittsburgh Regional All-Day Sacred Harp Singing

Franklin Park Baptist Church, Sewickley, Pennsylvania

Saturday, March 26, 2011

The 2nd annual Pittsburgh Regional All-Day Sacred Harp Singing was held at Franklin Park Baptist Church, 2470 Nicholson Rd, Sewickley, Pennsylvania. Katie White called class to order at 10:00 a.m. leading 84. Clark Brocht offered the opening prayer.

Leaders: Gerry Hoffman 42; Brian How 114; Linda Marker 59; Laura Densmore 313t; Dave Witter 38b; Pleasance Crawford 192; Joe Todd 106; Barbara Hohenstein 37b; Jerusha Wheeler 276; Chuck Crawford 101t; Beth Todd 225t; Nate Zweig 34b; Penny Anderson 65; Lois Hurt 145b; Brad Oglesby 87; Katie White 171; Gerry Hoffman 277; Barbara Hohenstein 38t; Joe Todd 373.

The following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Katie White; Vice Chairman—Gerry Hoffman; Secretary—Linda Marker.


Beth Todd called the class back together by leading 32t. Leaders: Linda Marker 312b; Dave Witter 454; Pleasance Crawford 188; Hal Kunkel 186; Dave Clum and Laura Densmore 49t; Jerusha Wheeler 384; Chuck Crawford 39t; Nate Zweig 155; Beth Todd 335; Gerry Hoffman 68b; Lois Hurt 551; Penny Anderson 127; Brad Oglesby 503; Leah Wilde 268; Katie White 48b; Gerry Hoffman 501; Stephanie Phillips and Laura Densmore 49b; Barbara Hohenstein 441; Joe Todd 457; Linda Marker 146; Dave Witter 504; Pleasance Crawford 492; Hal Kunkel 502; Jerusha Wheeler 147t. Clark Brocht asked the blessing before the noon meal.


The class was called together again by Katie White and Gerry Hoffman leading 229. Leaders: Chuck Crawford 480; Nate Zweig 47t; Beth Todd 313b; Lois Hurt 28b; Penny Anderson 128; Brad Oglesby 31t; Leah Wilde 178; Dave Witter 122; Brian How 117; Barbara Hohenstein 455; Hal Kunkel 344; Laura Densmore and Judy Clum 315; Joe Todd 125; Katie White and Alicia Greethouse 40; Gerry Hoffman 168; Linda Marker 107; Chuck Todd 147b; Jerusha Wheeler 189; Pleasance Crawford 112.


Barbara Hohenstein led 72b to bring the class back to order. Leaders: Nathan Zweig 47b; Pam Wilson and Gerry Hoffman 159; Beth Todd 52t; Brad Oglesby 365; Hal Kunkel 129; Lois Hurt 515 (in memory of Chris Cox); Dave Witter 191; Leah Wilde 30b; Laura Densmore 228; Barb Hohenstein 203.

In a business meeting, Gerry Hoffman announced that all expenses had been met. Announcements of other singings were made. Linda Marker determined that 24 leaders had led 77 songs.

Clark Brocht offered the closing prayer. Katie White led 347 as the closing lesson, and class was dismissed.

Chairman—Katie White; Vice Chairman—Gerry Hoffman; Secretary—Linda Marker