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Portland Sacred Harp All-Day Singing

The Little Church, Portland, Oregon

Saturday, May 4, 2013

The 7th annual session of the Portland Sacred Harp All-Day Singing was called to order by Thom Fahrbach leading 448b. An opening prayer was offered by Dan Thoma.

Leaders: Nell Whitman 34b; Betsy Jeronen 77t; Anna Stoerch; 73t; Marie Brandis 422; Steve Cackley 50b; Kelly Kennedy 30t; Tom McTighe 340; Dan Thoma 289; Jessica Beer 171.

A brief business meeting was held to elect the following officers: Chairman—Thom Fahrbach; Treasurer—Nell Whitman; Secretary—Anna Stoerch.

Leaders: Sophia Schinske 350; Cornelia Stanton 473; Ethan Hardy 99; Marla Elliott 66; Jack Lofton 550; Lucinda Saue 65; Katy Kanfer 74b; Heaven Uahomchaai and Arie Latourette 46; Linda Selph 217; Clarissa Fetrow 377; Amber Smith 155; Karen Willard 562.

RECESS

The class was brought back to order by Emily Winokur leading 335. Leaders: Darlene Simpson-Brown 453; Philip Hanes 319; Caleb Hardy 134; Kelsey Nelsen 33b; Jean Murphy 189; Gregory Mulkern 215; Scott Kennedy 344; Natalie Jablonski 330b; Karen Stingle 475; Kramer Klein 168; Jenna Bond-Tompkins 551; Dorothy Robinson 456; Bob Schinske 500 (for Peter Schinske); Kathy Vlach 362; Greg Saue 501.

RECESS

The class was called back to order by Scott Kennedy leading 228. Leaders: Nell Whitman 433; Erik Schwab 430; Steve Helwig 531; Kate Fine 369; Steve Tarr 383; Solomon Ossa 214; Melissa Stephenson 138t; Jennie Brown 192; Ana Tighe 324; David Wright 263; Chris Cotter 269; Lindy Groening 179; Martha Sherwood 114. A blessing for the noon meal was offered by Dan Thoma.

LUNCH

The class was called back to order by Jessica Beer leading 81t. Leaders: Tim Cook 543; Beverly Dayton 122; Ben Copenhaver 429; Jane Spencer 349; Kevin Barrans 131t; Cassie Allen 558; Tamara Harris 441; Mary Gowins 530; Mark Miller 284; Gosia Perycz 309; Carolyn Deacy 440; Eric Holt 341; Steve Helwig 447; Katy Kanfer 477; Erik Schwab 227; Lindy Groening 176b; Kramer Klein 312b; Jennie Brown 411; Natalie Jablonski 283; Scott Kennedy 546.

RECESS

The afternoon session was called to order by Marie Brandis leading 72b. Leaders: Tamara Harris 57; Beverly Dayton 56b; Jane Spencer and Amber Smith 213t; Nathalie Elam, Apollo Gott, and Sara Fiksdal 354b; Cassie Allen 328; Tim Cook 515; Gosia Perycz 58; Ben Copenhaver 372; Thom Fahrbach 225t (for Bess Fitzgerald); Linda Selph 61; Solomon Ossa 481; Greg Saue 163b; Carolyn Deacy 300; Mary Gowins 371; Chris Cotter 384; Karen Willard 485; Sophia Schinske 297; Kevin Barrans 428; David Wright 316; Kelly Kennedy 556.

A business meeting was held to hear committee reports. The arranging committee reported 132 attendees. Gratitude was extended to all committees and individuals who helped make this day of singing a reality.

Tom McTighe led 36b as the closing song. Dan Thoma offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Thom Fahrbach; Secretary—Anna Stoerch