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Bloomington Singing

Friends Meetinghouse, Bloomington, Indiana

Saturday, October 26, 2013

The 10th 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. Fred Hoerr offered the opening prayer.

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

Leaders: John Hoerr 33t; William Shetter 59, 171; Ray Rechenberg 499, 203; Barb Lund 384, 178; Beth Garfinkel 83t, 106; Wayne Dell 569b, 163b; Michael Mosley 186, 129; Janet Fraembs 34b, 481; Seth Mitter 37b, 132; Fred Hoerr 326, 448t; Peggy Brayfield 210, 378b; Grace Patterson 436, 47t.

RECESS

John Hoerr called the class back together leading 299. Leaders: David Brodeur 34t, 365; Jonathan Smith 360, 215; Sheila Patterson 56b, 73t; Christopher Goodbeer 122, 276; Katherine Eldridge 213t, 100; Marty Hoerr 148, 503; Joan Aldridge 270; Nathan Rees 82b, 442.

RECESS

Leaders: Carol Ann Munro 99, 192; Jim Patterson 547, 47b; James Eldridge 175, 298; Darrell Swarens 36b, 43 (in memory of Josie Hyde); Marlen Rust 40, 85. Carol Ann Munro offered the blessing before the noon meal.

LUNCH

The singing resumed for the afternoon session with John Hoerr leading 105. Leaders: Thomas Smith 499 (CB), 300; Janelle Davis 145b; Rebecca Eldridge 177, 303; Randy Weber 236, 507; Virginia Eldridge 83t, 531; Annaliza Cull 268, 155; Janelle Davis and Darrell Swarens 128; Janet Fraembs 217; Seth Mitter 86; Fred Hoerr 313b; Peggy Brayfield 24t; Grace Patterson 522; Wayne Dell and Delainey Bowers 282; Michael Mosley 564; Beth Garfinkel 117; Ray Rechenberg 480; David Brodeur 546, 540.

RECESS

Leaders: Adrian Eldridge and Virginia Eldridge 417; Christopher Goodbeer 200; Carol Ann Munro 556; Thomas Smith 31t; Ed Walton 457 (in memory of Amy Phillips); Fred Hoerr and Marty Hoerr 572 (CB); Jim Patterson and Sheila Patterson 82t; Katherine Eldridge 145t; Randy Weber 151; Janelle Davis and Delainey Bowers 159; James Eldridge 317.

Announcements were made. John Hoerr led 347 as the closing song, and the class took the parting hand. The closing prayer was offered by Fred Hoerr, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—John Hoerr; Secretary—Darrell Swarens