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Bloomington Singing

Friends Meetinghouse, Bloomington, Indiana

Saturday, October 27, 2012

The 9th annual Bloomington, Indiana, all-day singing was held at the Friends Meetinghouse on Saturday before the fourth Sunday in October. John Hoerr brought the class together by leading 33b. Adrian Eldridge offered the opening prayer.

The following officers were previously elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—John Hoerr; Arranging Committee—Rebecca Eldridge and Stephanie Fida; Finance Officer—Wayne Dell; Secretary—Darrell Swarens.

Leaders: Darrell Swarens 36b; James Eldridge 61; Katherine Eldridge 108b; William Shetter 59; Holly Hauck 48t; Stephanie Fida 67; Beth Garfinkel 146; Wayne Dell 66; Rebekah Simms 81t; Virginia Eldridge 328; Janice Harrell 198; B.M. Smith 72b; David Johnson 47b; Nate Green and Norma Green 288; Sheila Patterson 29t; Reba Windom and Bill Windom 28b; Len VanderJagt 49b; Danny Creel 145t; Adrian Eldridge 144; Margie Smith 225t; Rebecca Eldridge 108t.


Stephanie Fida called the class back together leading 37b. Leaders: Thomas Smith 300; Doug Trent 276; Wayne Dell 277; Ken Tate 73t; Michael Mosley 143; Janet Fraembs 150; Randy Weber and Bill Shetter “Shetter”; Darrell Swarens 507; Carol Munro Mosley 192; Peggy Brayfield 338; Bill Shetter 546; Kyle Hetwick 479; David Johnson 117; Rebekah Simms 159; Virginia Eldridge 472; John Hoerr 306.


Holly Hauck brought the class back to order by leading 74t. Leaders: Sheila Patterson 39t; James Eldridge 318; Reba Windom 217; Beth Garfinkel 304; B.M. Smith 441; Len VanderJagt 99; Danny Creel 269; Norma Green 388; Katherine Eldridge 105; Joan Aldridge 297; Jonathon Smith 500; Carol Munro Mosley 215; Margie Smith 101t; Adrian Eldridge 406; Brenda Waters and Darrell Swarens 515; Annaliza Cull 448t. Adrian Eldridge offered the blessing for the noon meal.


The singing resumed for the afternoon session with Adrian Eldridge leading 319. Leaders: Carol Munro Mosley 392; Doug Trent 569b; James Eldridge 39b; Reba Windom 424; Michael Mosley 434; Ken Tate 76b; Sheila Patterson and Carol Munro Mosley 384; Joan Aldridge 559 (CB); Janet Fraembs 186; Jonathon Smith 129; Margie Smith 317; Holly Hauck 389; Danny Creel 383; Janice Harrell 56b; Norma Green 313b; Brenda Waters and Stephanie Fida 203; Jim Patterson and Grace Patterson 268; Annaliza Cull 155; Rebecca Eldridge 481; Peggy Brayfield 361; Bill Shetter 547; Kyle Hetwick 35.


B.M. Smith called the class back to order leading 300. Leaders: Adrian Eldridge 489; Darrell Swarens, Michele Cull, and Annaliza Cull 111b (in memory of Bob Meek and Harrison Creel); Randy Weber 218; Virginia Eldridge 180; Beth Garfinkel 551; Katherine Eldridge 512; Wayne Dell 572 (CB); Bill Shetter and Jessica Shetter 454.

Announcements were made. John Hoerr led 62 as the closing song, and the class took the parting hand. The closing prayer was offered by Adrian Eldridge, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—John Hoerr; Secretary—Darrell Swarens