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Fox Valley Folk Fest Singing

Island Park, Geneva, Illinois

Sunday, September 2, 2012

The Fox Valley Folk Fest Singing was held at Island Park, Geneva, Illinois, on the first Sunday in September. Ted Mercer called the class to order at 11:00 a.m. leading 49t.

Leaders: Rachel Adelstein 84, 99; Doug Stapleton 34b; Herb Schroeder 45t; James Page 272; Michael Appert 344; David Barford 209; Orwin Youngquist 107; Debbie Barford 77t; Julie Vea 430; Mary Rogel and Rochelle Lodder 146; Johanna Fabke 504; Rochelle Lodder 496; John Seaton and Abigail Haugen 47t; Abigail Haugen 159; Melanie Hauff 277. Judy Hauff gave the class a brief summary of the history of Sacred Harp singing.

The following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Ted Mercer; Arranging Committee—John Seaton; Chaplain—Herb Schroeder; Secretary—Rochelle Lodder.


Judy Hauff and Sasha Maslanka called the class to order leading 276.

Leaders: Rachel Adelstein 299; Carol Kimmel 117; Sally Youngquist 178; Sasha Maslanka 354b; Doug Stapleton 485; Herb Schroeder 38b; James Page 193; Sarah Kierstead and James Page 447; Michael Appert 503; David Barford and the Prichard family 428; Ted Mercer 155; Orwin Youngquist 33t; Bill Price and Judy Hauff 54; Debbie Barford 455; Ted Mercer and Julie Vea 347.

Herb Schroeder dismissed the class with prayer, requesting that God watch over all who attended the singing and all who were unable to attend, especially Jim Helke and his family.

Chairman—Ted Mercer; Secretary—Rochelle Lodder