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Central Pennsylvania Sacred Harp Singing

Centre Hall, Pennsylvania

Saturday, July 28, 2012

The 3rd annual Central Pennsylvania Sacred Harp All-Day Singing was held at the Progress Grange Hall on the fourth Saturday in July. The class was called to order by Hal Kunkel leading 144. Karen Rath offered the opening prayer.

The following officers were appointed to serve: Chairman—Hal Kunkel; Vice Chairman—Bryan Ferlez; Secretary—Karen Rath.

Leaders: Bryan Ferlez 142; Karen Rath 87; Betsy Gamble 106; John del Re 229; Ina Shea 215; Oliver Kindig-Stokes 208; Chas Brua 442; Abby Minor 274t; Patty Lambert 31t; Lamar Matthew 344; Dan Coppock 371; Gerry Hoffman 42; Eli Snyder 455; Jerusha Wheeler 454.


The class was called back to order by Julie Johnson leading 146. Leaders: Tim Culbertson 236; Barbara Hohenstein 28b; Claire Steiner 105; B.C. Condon 479; Tristan Cleveland 159; Kelly Kennedy 228; Bob Wheeler and Delores Anthony 171; Dean Jens 377; Kevin Sims 36b; Steve Sherrill 282; Les Updike 373; Nancy Mandel 411; Jim Strube 145t; Sue Hanson 137; Joshua Barnett 480; Maura Burns 182.


The class was called back to order by Zach Bullock leading 101t. Leaders: Tim Wheeler 504; Scott Robinson 32t; Dan Hunter 316; Denise Morris 523; Ben Cocchiaro 182; John Alexander 56b; Jessica Keyes 179; Harry Scott 497; Clare Chapin 503; Bethany Towne 196; Rachel Speer 216. Karen Rath offered the blessing for the meal.


The afternoon session was called to order by Tim Culbertson leading 107. Leaders: Katie White and Brian How 114; Ted Stokes 192; Eileen Metzger 332; Kevin Griffin Moreno 220; Deidra Montgomery 234; Zach Bullock 354t; Thom Metzger 383; Hal Kunkel, Rick Kunkel, and Johanna Biehler 333; Julie Botnick 112; Marilyn Murata 218; Gabriel Echeverri 176b; Dave James and Maura Burns 276; Doron Henkin 434; Becky Wright 203; John Brode 285t; Rachel Hall 429; Diane Ober 317; Lois Hurt 551; Peter Pate 313b; Lucy Roberts 89; Brian How 547.


The class was called back to order by Kevin Sims leading 73t. Leaders: Deidra Montgomery 569t; Rachel Speer 172; Maura Burns 93; Marilyn Murata 80t; Eileen Metzger 68t; Bethany Towne 396; Jessica Keyes 269; Becky Wright 432; Denise Morris and Delores Anthony 63; Diane Ober and John Alexander 71; Nancy Mandel 201; Julie Botnick 499; Barbara Hohenstein 173; Rachel Hall 181; Claire Steiner 457; Eli Snyder and Andrew Windham 59; Thom Metzger, Eileen Metzger, and Oliver Kindig-Stokes 423; Dean Jens and Rachel Speer 349; Julie Johnson 335.

Bryan Ferlez thanked all who helped to make the singing a success. Hal Kunkel made announcements, and led 347 as the closing song. Karen Rath offered the closing prayer.

Chairman—Hal Kunkel; Vice Chairman—Bryan Ferlez; Secretary—Karen Rath