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Central Pennsylvania Sacred Harp Singing

Centre Hall, Pennsylvania

Saturday, July 27, 2013

The 4th annual Central Pennsylvania Sacred Harp All-Day Singing was held at the Progress Grange Hall on Saturday before the fourth Sunday in July. The class was called to order by Kevin Sims leading 435. G.C. Waldrep offered the opening prayer.

The following officers were appointed to serve: Chairman—Kevin Sims; Vice Chairman—B.C. Condon-Gill; Treasurer—Steve Sherrill; Secretary—Timothy Wheeler.

Hal Kunkel welcomed the class and mentioned the tragic accident the previous week that resulted in the death of 18-month old Evelyn Steinruck at the Exeter singing. He noted that in the Sacred Harp tradition, we gather to share our burdens as we share our joys.

Leaders: Tim Wheeler 481; Hal Kunkel 285t; Tim Culbertson 522; G.C. Waldrep 505; Ruth Wampler 209; Lamar Matthew 146; Lori Cabirac 29t; Harry Scott 168; Barbara Hohenstein 392; Oliver Kindig-Stokes 383; Sue Hanson 452; Ben Cocchiaro 340.


The class was called back to order by Tim Culbertson leading 34b. Leaders: Abby Minor 417; Aaron Weiss 448t; Guy Bankes 351; Cora Wareh 144; Gabriel Echeverri 176b; Laura Densmore 311; Dan Coppock 182; Steve Sherrill 282; Jesse Krikorian 567; Richard Green 272; Katie White 276; Faiz Wareh 507; Joshua Barnett 163t; Bob Wheeler 171.


The class was called back to order by Steve Sherrill leading 159. Leaders: Kathy Manning 319; Leon Pulsinelle 284; Pattie Wareh 86; Daniel Gray 148; Brian How 503; Eileen Metzger 442; Jim Strube 348t; Jerusha Wheeler 107; Tarik Wareh 310.

A memorial lesson was conducted by Tim Wheeler. The following list of sick and shut-ins was read: Peter Golden, Chris Holley, Tivey, Ron Bornick, Kevin Griffin Moreno, Dorothy Shumway, Marjorie Scott, Stephen Murdock, John Stokes, Sharon Harrison, David Wampler, and David Alexander. Tim Wheeler led 430.

The following list of the deceased was also read: Evelyn Steinruck, Ginny Hazel, and Bruce Sensenig—Pennsylvania: Barbara Hall and Bill Franke—New Hampshire; Anne Kaster—New York; Al Lanone, Paul Silberman, and Norman Thorn—New Jersey; Scott Norris (firefighter)—Arizona; Primo Chin—Maryland; Barb Slaughter; Jim Hearne—Missouri; Kelly Day—Indiana; Deborah Wheeler—Vermont. Tim Wheeler led 181.

Leaders: Rachel Hall 236; Nora Miller 187; Kelly Macklin 126. G.C. Waldrep asked a blessing before the noon meal.


The afternoon session was called to order by Ben Cocchiaro leading 84. Leaders: Sonia Chin 432; Dan Hunter 165; Jackson Fleder 400; Bridget Camden 542; Deidra Montgomery 419; Stacey Berkheimer 157; Paula Picton 64; Magdalena Gryszko 312b; Gerry Hoffman 61; Barbara Swetman 125; Bethany Towne 401; Ginny Huszagh and Anna Bowen 299; Nathan Berry 372; Thom Metzger 89; Becky Wright 502; Lois Hurt 551; Joshua Barnett 208; Faiz Wareh 242; Laura Densmore 540; Ben Cocchiaro 327; Kyle Greenlee 198; Dan Coppock 127; Denise Morris 304; Cora Wareh 268; Hal Kunkel 380; Rachel Hall and Aaron Weiss 480.


The class was called back to order by Hal Kunkel leading 333. Leaders: Gabriel Echeverri 33b; Kelly Macklin 96; Nate Zweig 47t; Ruth Wampler and Magdalena Gryszko 133; Stuart Jackson and Susan Kennedy 68t; Deidra Montgomery 566; John delRe and John Daniel delRe 76b; Stacey Berkheimer 440; Tarik Wareh and Pattie Wareh 40; Nora Miller 388; Nathan Berry and Jackson Fleder 42; Jerusha Wheeler 147b; Lamar Matthews and Harry Scott 315; Paula Picton 346; Bridget Camden 35; Eileen Metzger and Thom Metzger 277; Gerry Hoffman, Katie White, and Brian How 547; Richard Green 497; Tim Culbertson and Tim Wheeler 105; Barbara Swetman 546; Kathy Manning 378t; Bob Wheeler 68b; Jim Strube 332.

After reports from the Arranging Committee, the Treasurer, and the Secretary, Kevin Sims thanked Betsy Gamble and the kitchen crew, as well as the myriad volunteers, who had made the singing a success. Following announcements, he led 347 as the closing song. G.C. Waldrep offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Kevin Sims; Vice Chairman—B.C. Condon-Gill; Secretary—Tim Wheeler