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Higher Ground Singing

Centenary United Methodist Church, Terre Haute, Indiana

Saturday, March 26, 2011

The 16th annual Higher Ground Singing was called to order by Darrell Swarens leading 36b. Don Bardsley offered the opening prayer. Peggy Brayfield led 49t. Adrian Eldridge led 481.

The following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Darrell Swarens; Finance Person—Wayne Dell; Secretary/Arranging Committee—Rebecca Eldridge.

Leaders: William Shetter 59; Janet Fraembs 475; Wayne Dell 118 (CB); John Hoerr 270; David Rust 46; Virginia Eldridge 421; Lori Graber 510; Carol Munro Mosley 392; Samuel Summers 145t; Don Bardsley 203; Joan Aldridge 276; James Eldridge 396; Joe Estrous 146; Brenda Waters 515; Katherine Eldridge 85.

RECESS

Darrell Swarens and Patty Walke called the class back to order leading 312b. Leaders: Peggy Brayfield 168; William Shetter 546; Virginia Eldridge 224; Samuel Summers 112; Lori Graber 296; John Hoerr 547; Joan Aldridge 166; David Rust 66; Rebecca Eldridge 120; Janet Fraembs 65; Brenda Waters 49b; James Eldridge 317.

RECESS

Adrian Eldridge brought the class together leading 319. Leaders: Wayne Dell 569b; Carol Munro Mosley 300; Don Bardsley 99; Joe Estrous 354b; Andrew Miller 479; Annaliza Cull 448t; Terry Hogg 523; Katherine Eldridge 33b; Darrell Swarens and Rebecca Eldridge 501; Lori Graber 426t; Peggy Brayfield 149. James Eldridge blessed the noon meal.

LUNCH

Darrell Swarens called the afternoon session to order by leading 215. Leaders: William Shetter 297; Virginia Eldridge 388; Samuel Summers 524; John Hoerr 332; Joan Aldridge 217; Andrew Miller 503; Janet Fraembs 455; Don Bardsley 441; Terry Hogg 550; David Rust 318; Wayne Dell 378b; James Eldridge 342; Carol Munro Mosley 540; Joe Estrous 335; Adrian Eldridge 506; Annaliza Cull 155.

RECESS

The class was called back to order by Darrell Swarens, Patty Walke, and Andrew Miller leading 47b. Leaders: Janet Fraembs 532; Terry Hogg 535.

Don Bardsley spoke for the following sick and shut-ins: Mary Jean McGuire, Marlen Rust, Bud Oliver, Sammie Oliver, and Lonnie Rodgers. He led 129.

Virginia Eldridge conducted the memorial lesson. She spoke and led 499 in memory of Bob Meek—Kentucky; Helen Hogg and Jerry Enright—Illinois; Joanne Bowman—Massachusetts.

Leaders: Darrell Swarens and Michele Cull 236; William Shetter 269; Katherine Eldridge and Annaliza Cull 378t; Carol Munro Mosley 196; Rebecca Eldridge 361; Peggy Brayfield 71; Samuel Summers 323t; Wayne Dell 277; Rebecca Eldridge 504.

After announcements were made, Darrell Swarens led 62 as the closing song. Roger Don Bardsley offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Darrell Swarens; Secretary—Rebecca Eldridge