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Vermont Singing

Capitol City Grange, Berlin, Vermont

Saturday, March 29, 2014

The Vermont All-Day Singing was called to order at 10:00 a.m. by Ian Smiley leading 159. The opening prayer was offered by Dan Hertzler.

The following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Ian Smiley; Vice Chairman—Scottie Harrison; Secretary—Chelsea Rose Smiley; Treasurer—Pat Carstensen.

Leaders: Dan Hertzler 48t; Paul Gauthier 31t; Debby Moody 168; Pete Sutherland 37b; Herb Schroeder 49b; Justin Levi 381; Scott Luscombe 228; Harry Scott 492; Bob Mills 276; Chelsea Smiley 179; Mark Williams 269; Judy Carpenter 503; Dan Hertzler 274t; George Sigut 99; Anya Skibbie 277; Sarah Galper 129; Lamar Matthew 35; Joanne Fuller 341.

RECESS

Ian Smiley brought the class back to order leading 105. Leaders: Eric Sanberg 72b; Mike Richards 171; Maria Schumann 107; Jenny Wright 163b; L.H. Spencer 250; Margaret Grover 370; Stefan Amidon 86; Cynthia Ross 203; Pat Carstensen 318; Deborah Marsh 34b; Paul Gauthier 182; Larry Bingham 63; Herb Schroeder 300; Judy Carpenter 38t; Debby Moody 294; Ian Smiley 142; Justin Levi 536; Scott Luscombe 430.

The memorial lesson was conducted by Pete Sutherland and Sophia Donforth leading 65 for the following deceased: Somen Goodman and Cheryl Stroud—Quebec; Beth Phinney, Lucy Young, Rich Bartlett, Bob and Marylou, Sharon Corey, Olivia Scott, Robert Hughes, Joshua Moore, and Marian Welch—Vermont; Diane Mennella, Anne Hempfling, Toshi Seeger and Pete Seeger—New York; Jeff Sheppard and Shelbie Sheppard—Alabama; Nelson Mandela—South Africa.

Pete Sutherland and Sophia Donforth led 448t for the following sick and shut-ins: Billy Tendy, Donna Carlson, Chris, Peter, Jody Rosengarten, and Bill Houger.

Leaders: Harry Scott 504; Bob Mills 160b.

LUNCH

Ian Smiley brought the class back to order leading 40. Leaders: Sarah Galper 344; Jacob Flanagan 198; Troad 95; Mark Williams 299; Dan Hertzler 564; George Sigut 122; Anya Skibbie 340; Lamar Matthew 157; Sarah Woodward 569b; Joanne Fuller 460; Eric Sanberg 472; Ann Pierce 479; Mike Richards 306; Maria Schumann 313t; L.H. Spencer 260; Margaret Grover 556; Stefan Amidon 497; Cynthia Ross 163t; Deborah Marsh 284; Paul Gauthier 182; Herb Schroeder 56b.

RECESS

Scott Luscombe brought the class back to order leading 117. Leaders: Judy Carpenter 209; Harrison Neuert 445; Debby Moody 288; Pete Sutherland 315; Harry Scott 94; Bob Mills 501; Troad 481; Ian Smiley 485; Margaret Grover 354b; Mark Williams 46; Dan Hertzler 384; Chelsea Smiley 335; Stefan Amidon 454; George Sigut 480; Lamar Matthew 522; Sarah Woodward 268; Joanne Fuller 61; Eric Sanberg 499; Mike Richards 440; Jenny Wright 272; Herb Schroeder 128.

Ian Smiley led 62 as the closing song, and those who wished took the parting hand. The closing prayer was offered by Mark Williams.

Chairman—Ian Smiley; Vice Chairman—Scottie Harrison; Secretary—Chelsea Rose Smiley