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Maidencreek Singing

Leesport, Pennsylvania

Saturday, August 31, 2013

The 18th annual Maidencreek Singing was held on Saturday before Labor Day at Maidencreek Friends Meeting House. The class was called to order by Bethany Towne leading 138b. Tollie Lee offered the opening prayer.

A brief business meeting was held in which the following officers for this year’s singing were confirmed: Chairman—Ina Shea; Vice Chairman—Sonia Chin; Treasurer—Jesse Krikorian; Secretaries—Lynne Hoyt and Steve Hoyt; Chaplain—Tollie Lee.

Leaders: Ina Shea 171; Sonia Chin 569t; Lynne Hoyt 156; Kimberly Haas 47t; Oliver Kindig-Stokes 379; Lori Cabirac 99; Hal Kunkel and Tom Stokes 101t; Julia Seidenstein 230; Doug Kurtz 497; Lorah Hopkins 535; Ted Stokes 200; Ruth Wampler 235.


Doron Henkin called the class back to order leading 105. Mary Helen Dupree offered a German lesson leading 321b (ShH) from the Shenandoah Harmony in both German and English. Leaders: Guy Bankes 315; Katie White and Brian How 276; Myles Louis Dakan 479; Becky Wright 545; Al McCready 269; Emma Rose Brown 275b; Aaron Weiss 445; Dennis Leipold 142; Nancy Mandel 70b; Willis McCumber 92; Claire Simon 472; Ben Cocchiaro 182; Roland Hutchinson 553; Paula Picton 37b; Randy Gaul 209; Angharad Davis 227; Jessica Keyes 207; Leon Pulsinelle 222.


The class was called together by Oliver Kindig-Stokes leading 323b. Leaders: Steve Hoyt 282; McKenzie Steinruck 117.

A memorial lesson for the sick and shut-ins was given by Ben Cocchiaro, who led 285 (t? b?) in honor of Sharon Harrison, Rodney Leinberger, Annie Dawson, Mary Wanderpolo, Joe Donnelly, Murielee Kurtz, Jeffrey Kurtz, and Keith Simon.

Ted Stokes led 185 in memory of the following deceased: Evelyn Steinruck—Pennsylvania; Linda Mason Hood—New York; Jeff Sheppard—Alabama; Kelly Day—Indiana. The memorial lesson was closed with prayer offered by Tollie Lee.

Leaders: Barb Hohenstein 556; Lamar Matthew 34t; Eileen Metzger 68t; David Graff 47b; Ellen Lueck 492; Gerry Hoffman 448t; Bridget Camden 148; Chris Cotter 477; Maura Burns 380; Doron Henkin 193. A blessing for the noon meal was offered by Tollie Lee.


The class was brought to order by Brian How leading 84. Leaders: Jordan Steinruck 268; Barbara Swetman 425; Tollie Lee 319; Gina Balestracci 430; Chris Holley and Ian Quinn 101b; Jean Seiler 106; Claudine Townson 73t; Aldo Ceresa 411; Cheri Hardy 30t; G.C. Waldrep 506; Larry Wootten 39t; Jesse Krikorian 122; Thom Metzger 362; Kathe Pilibosian 422; Kevin Griffin Moreno 434; Laura Densmore 203; Jon Giles 438; Susan Bingham 311; Merv Horst 164; Syble Adams 145b; Harry Scott 260.


Oliver Kindig-Stokes and Peter Frank led 29t to bring the class to order. Leaders: Jim Strube 385t; Katie FitzGerald 272; Terry Ryan 198; Gwen Gethner 270; Dan Hunter 139; Joanne Fuller 460; Sam Kleinman 353; Carol Stevens 107; Jason Steidl 501; Carol Huang 481; Matt Roberts 455; Kirsten Jensen 412; Rachel Speer and Dean Jens 131t; Charles Biada 116; Molly Sauder 569b; Jacob Lee 504; Michael Sensor 45t; Joel Bassett 480.

The Resolutions Committee announced that expenses for the day had been met, and thanked officers and others for their work, including those who prepared food, provided housing, hosted the social, and otherwise contributed to this singing. It was further resolved to meet again next year in the same location.

The officers led 62 as the closing song. Tollie Lee offered the closing prayer.

Chairman—Ina Shea; Vice Chairman—Sonia Chin; Secretaries—Lynne and Steve Hoyt