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Exeter All-Day Singing

Douglassville, Pennsylvania

Saturday, June 16, 2012

The annual Exeter All-Day Singing was called to order by Mel Novner leading 47t. Lamar Matthew offered the opening prayer.

Leaders: Kimberly Hass 492; Laura Densmore 76b; Lamar Matthew 335; Lynne Hoyt 148; Molly Sayvetz 77b; Tom Stokes 69t; Nancy Tkacs 313b; Steve Hoyt 105; Julia Seidenstein 77t; Barb Hohenstein 61; Ina Shea 67; Guy Bankes 151; Ted Stokes 133; Leon Pulsinelle 70b; Sarah Whites-Koditschek 392; Carl Baron 87.

The following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Mel Novner; Vice Chairman-Kimberly Haas; Treasurer—Ina Shea; Secretary—Laura Densmore.


The class was called back together by Bethany Towne leading 312t. Leaders: Tom Tucker 475; Claire Simon 270; Dan Hunter 183; Ted Steinruck 146; Susan Bingham 455; Rowan Lupton 300; Ruth Wampler 272; Oliver Kindig-Stokes 386; Hal Kunkel 391; Sue Hanson 452; Doron Henkin 192; Kelly Kennedy 532; Duran Perkins 107; Rachel Hall 273; Kevin Sims 75; Erin Kelly 74b.


Sonia Chin led 106 to bring the class back to order. Leaders: Jim Strube 332; Abby Minor 312b; Violet Krumbein 378b; Ina Shea 486; Sonia Chin 204; Sam Kleinman 426b.

Laura Densmore conducted a memorial for John Merritt, who lived in Pennsylvania for several years towards the end of his life. After Laura told a humorous story about John, she led 146 in his memory.

Leaders: Bethany Towne 405; Carol Huang 280; Terry Ryan 538; Samuel Steinruck 84; Liz Meitzler 213t; Mairi Quodomine 339; Gwen Gethner 71. Lamar Matthew offered the blessing before the noon meal.


Phillipa Stoddard called the class to order by leading 319. Leaders: Elizabeth Stokes 89; Liz Cantrell 500; Diane Mennella 564; Jon Giles 517; Natalie Joblonski 181; Eimear O’Donovan 344; Phillipa Stoddard 456; Aldo Ceresa 507; Gabriel Kastelle 545; Lynne deBenedette 182; Kelly Macklin 174; Paula Picton 351; Erin Gum 315; Nancy Mandel 411; John delRe 333; Gwen Gethner and Carol Huang 430; Tom Stokes and Ted Stokes 186; Rowan Lupton 377; Abby Minor and Kevin Sims 129; Becky Wright 522; Guy Bankes and Barb Hohenstein 504; Liz Meitzler 215; Kelly Kennedy and Dan Hunter 49t; Jon Giles and Sam Kleinman 112.


Liz Cantrell brought to class to order by leading 313t. Leaders: Bethany Towne and Oliver Kindig-Stokes 135; Lynne deBenedette 30b; Phillipa Stoddard and Natalie Joblonski 134; Diane Mennella 347; Erin Gum and Kelly Macklin 294; Ruth Wampler 436; Liz Cantrell 441; Lorah Hopkins 354t; Mel Novner and John delRe 383; Nancy Mandel 278t; Erin Kelly and Mairi Quodomine 505; Hal Kunkel 142; Violet Krumbein 240; Paula Picton, Aldo Ceresa, and Erin Johnson-Hill 399b; Gabriel Kastelle 274t; Elizabeth Stokes 428; Julia Seidenstein 282; Jim Strube 236; Sonia Chin and Gwen Gethner 283; Leon Pulsinelle 171; Rachel Hall and Ina Shea 179; Terry Ryan 540; Kimberly Haas and Sarah Whites-Koditschek (no number given).

After announcements, Mel Novner and the other officers led 62 as the closing song. Lamar Matthew offered the closing prayer.

Chairman—Mel Novner; Vice Chairman-Kimberly Haas; Secretary—Laura Densmore