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Bloomington Singing

Friends Meetinghouse, Bloomington, Indiana

Saturday, October 22, 2011

The 8th annual Bloomington, Indiana, all-day singing was held at the Friends Meetinghouse on Saturday before the fourth Sunday in October. William Shetter brought the class together by leading 34b. James Eldridge offered the opening prayer.

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

Leaders: John Hoerr 33b; Darrell Swarens 36b, 203; Katherine Eldridge 274b, 87; Wayne Dell 278t, 277; William Shetter 59, 344; Rebecca Eldridge 111b, 168; Carol Munro Mosley 455, 392; Andy Morse 99, 472; Virginia Eldridge 546, 522; Brad Bahler 61, 29t.

RECESS

John Hoerr called the class back together leading 276. Leaders: Ray Rechenberg 300, 480; Peggy Brayfield 284, 473; Adrian Eldridge 314, 89; Bill Hayes 131b, 503; Michael Mosley 37b, 564; Randy Weber 107, 66; Karen Bahler 39t, 155; James Eldridge 120, 110; Annaliza Cull 82t, 448t. Adrian Eldridge offered the blessing for the noon meal.

LUNCH

The singing resumed for the afternoon session with John Hoerr leading 332. Leaders: Darrell Swarens 341 (in memory of Bob Meek), 192; Andy Morse 547, 347; Carol Munro Mosley 464, 540; Wayne Dell 271t, 49t; Randy Weber “Cincinnati”, 506; Katherine Eldridge 79, 58; Joan Aldridge 448b, 373; William Shetter 195, 454; Brad Bahler 77t, 550; Virginia Eldridge 440, 441.

RECESS

John Hoerr called the class back to order leading 163b. Leaders: Peggy Brayfield 551, 504; James Eldridge 546, 426t; Ray Rechenberg 40, 565; William Shetter 556, 269; Annaliza Cull 268; Adrian Eldridge 313b, 313t; Michael Mosley 67, 426b; Karen Bahler 56b, 117; Beth Garfinkel 146, 567.

Announcements were made. John Hoerr led 62 as the closing song, and the class took the parting hand. The closing prayer was offered by Darrell Swarens, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—John Hoerr; Secretary—Darrell Swarens