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Pittsburgh Regional All-Day Sacred Harp Singing

Franklin Park Baptist Church, Sewickley, Pennsylvania

Saturday, March 24, 2012

The 3rd annual Pittsburgh Regional All-Day Sacred Harp Singing was held at Franklin Park Baptist Church, Sewickley, Pennsylvania. Katie White called the class to order at 10:00 a.m. leading 84. Rev. Clark Brocht offered the morning prayer.

Leaders: Penny Anderson 114; Gerry Hoffman 300; Brian How 143; Laura Densmore 313t; Will Reilly 235; Pleasance Crawford 565; Lois Hurt 515; Jan May 344; Beth Todd 32t; Chuck Crawford 87; Sara Wetzel 159; Steve Rogers 171; Barbara Hohenstein 94; Linda Marker 59; Jerusha Wheeler 217; Joe Todd 125; Nicoletta Rogers 150; Dave Witter 347.

The following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Katie White; Vice Chairman and Secretary—Penny Anderson.

RECESS

Penny Anderson called the class back together leading 146. Leaders: Will Reilly 287; Pleasance Crawford 550; Jan May 276; Katie White 112; Roy Shockey 178; Barbara Hohenstein 441; Gerry Hoffman 36t; Sara Wetzel 30t; Joe Todd 122; Dave Witter 191; Linda Marker 268.

Gerry Hoffman and Pleasance Crawford spoke in memory of Tom Schultz of Ontario, who passed away on March 17, and Gerry Hoffman led 168.

Leaders: Laura Densmore 486; Leslie Clark 107. Rev. Paul Tobias offered grace for the mid-day meal.

LUNCH

Jerusha Wheeler called the class back to order by leading 106. Leaders: Lois Hurt 551; Chuck Crawford 82t; Jo Schlesinger 504; Steve Rogers 68b; Beth Todd 52t; Nicoletta Rogers “Ten Thousand Charms”; Penny Anderson 63; Jerusha Wheeler 85; Marita Strafford 47b; Dave Witter 183; Dave Clum and Gerry Hoffman 49t, 319; Katie White 501; Brian How 324; Roy Shockey 117; Barbara Hohenstein 210; Will Reilly 503; Pleasance Crawford 481; Linda Marker 40.

RECESS

Gillian Inksetter led 72b to call the class back to order. Leaders: Jan May 474; Jo Schlesinger 28t; Laura Densmore 29t; Pam Wilson 35; Gillian Inksetter 228; Sara Wetzel 45t; Steve Rogers 99; Leslie Clark 198; Nicoletta Rogers 350; Alicia Greathouse 127; Beth Todd 89; Lois Hurt 34b; Joe Todd 457; Penny Anderson 209; Jerusha Wheeler 142; Chuck Crawford 147b; Gillian Inksetter 34t; Roy Shockey 49b; Barbara Hohenstein 383; Will Reilly 569b; Pleasance Crawford 382; Jan May 66; Laura Densmore 157; Linda Marker 113.

In a business meeting, Gerry Hoffman announced that expenses had been met, and there would be a donation to the Franklin Park Baptist Church. Announcements were made. Penny Anderson reported that 79 songs had been sung.

Katie White led 267 as the closing song. Rev. Clark Brocht offered the closing prayer.

Chairman—Katie White; Vice Chairman and Secretary—Penny Anderson