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The Swannanoa Gathering Shape Note Singing

Warren Wilson College, Asheville, North Carolina

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Jane Spencer welcomed the singers gathered in the Morris Pavilion at Warren Wilson College and led 16 (CH). Ron Pen offered the opening prayer. Jane gave a brief introduction on how to sing seven-shape notes.

Leaders: Ron Pen 117 (CH); Chris Wilhelm 281b (CH); Robert Varkony 498 (CH); Leslie Booher 188 (CH); Frank DeBolt 282 (CH); Dorothy Lane 235 (CH); Michael Walker 307 (CH); John Plunkett 300 (CH); Claudia Dean 291 (CH); Robert Kelley 468b (CH); Kevin Kehrberg 293 (CH); Mary Baumeister 448t (CH); Lynda Hambourger 299 (CH).

RECESS

Leaders: Ron Pen 59; Sara Lynch-Thomason 72b; Sarah Kehrberg 472; Tim Hambourger 168; Mimi Wright 39t; David Bowen 268; Virginia Douglas 49b; Jane Spencer 480; Ron Pen 455; Chris Wilhelm 544b; Leslie Booher 448t; Frank DeBolt 569b; Dorothy Lane 159; Michael Walker 318; John Plunkett 86; Claudia Dean 462.

LUNCH

Jane Spencer brought the class back together leading 81t. Leaders: Robert Kelley 189; Kevin Kehrberg 56b; Mary Baumeister 191; Lynda Hambourger 112; Ron Pen 146; Sara Lynch-Thomason 186; Sarah Kehrberg 178; Tim Hambourger 339; David Bowen 203; Madeline Wadley 340; Julie Childs 128; Milton Crotts 108b.

RECESS

Leaders: Ron Pen 90 (SoH); Chris Wilhelm 63 (SoH); Kevin Kehrberg 93 (SoH); Michael Walker 74 (SoH); Frank DeBolt 48t (SoH); Dorothy Lane 194 (SoH); John Plunkett 56 (SoH); Claudia Dean 259 (SoH); Robert Kelley 30 (SoH); Mary Baumeister 43 (SoH); Lynda Hambourger 88 (SoH); Sara Lynch-Thomason 77 (SoH); Sarah Kehrberg 195 (SoH); Tim Hambourger 16 (SoH); Milton Crotts 262 (SoH).

The current officers were re-elected in a brief business meeting as follows: Chairman—Jane Spencer; Vice Chairman—Ron Pen; Secretary—Chris Wilhelm.

Ron Pen, Jane Spencer, and Chris Wilhelm led 113 (SoH). Ron Pen closed the singing with prayer.

Chairman—Jane Spencer; Vice Chairman—Ron Pen; Secretary—Chris Wilhelm