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Northwest Pennsylvania
All-Day Sacred Harp Singing

Old Firehouse, 12 Mechanic Street, Girard, Pennsylvania

Saturday, October 6, 2012

The 5th annual Northwest Pennsylvania All-Day Sacred Harp Singing met at the Old Firehouse in Girard, Pennsylvania, west of Erie, on Saturday before the first Sunday in October. At 9:30 a.m. Katie White called the class to order leading 171, and welcomed the singers. Beth Todd offered the morning prayer.

Leaders: Barbara Swetman 31b, 312b; Beth Todd 327, 501; Brian How 86, 84; Gerry Hoffman 128, 155; Nicoletta Rogers 33b, 299; Joe Todd 122, 373; Pleasance Crawford 486, 174; Dave Witter 56b, 569b; Chuck Crawford 287, 479; Lois Hurt 452, 551.

The following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Katie White; Secretary—Barbara Swetman.

RECESS

Barbara Swetman called the class back together leading 59. Leaders: Steve Rogers 66, 270; Harry Webb 178, 48b; Katie White and Sue Tate 344; Katie White and Paula Jean Tonsor 547; Beth Todd 335, 52t; Barbara Swetman 481, 91; Brian How 503, 117; Gerry Hoffman 236, 83t; Nicoletta Rogers 217, 209; Joe Todd 179, 58; Pleasance Crawford 291, 180; Dave Witter 515, 532. Beth Todd offered a blessing for the noon meal.

LUNCH

The afternoon session was called to order by Chuck Crawford leading 63. Leaders: Lois Hurt 34b, 145b; Steve Rogers 276, 71; Katie Reimers 48t, 31t; Chuck Crawford 300, 68b; Harry Webb 268, 49b; Katie White 504; Katie White and Tina Cassara 146 (in memory of Charlie Bergengren of Ohio, d. 2012); Barbara Swetman 129; Beth Todd 475; Brian How 107; Gerry Hoffman 77t; Nicoletta Rogers 102; Joe Todd 106; Pleasance Crawford 327; Dave Witter 497; Katie Reimers 47t; Gerry Hoffman 39t; Chuck Crawford 101t; Lois Hurt 342.

RECESS

The class was called back to order by Nicoletta Rogers leading 36b. Leaders: Steve Rogers 472; Harry Webb 38b; Katie White 377; Barbara Swetman 269; Beth Todd 566; Brian How 114; Gerry Hoffman 127; Nicoletta Rogers 350; Joe Todd 125; Pleasance Crawford 99; Dave Witter 183; Katie Reimers and Gerry Hoffman 163b; Chuck Crawford 448t; Lois Hurt 147t; Steve Rogers 229; Pam Wilson and Gerry Hoffman 35.

Announcements were made. Katie White led 347 as the closing song. Beth Todd offered the closing prayer.

Chairman—Katie White; Secretary—Barbara Swetman