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Higher Ground Singing

United Ministry Center, Terre Haute, Indiana

May 31, 1997

The second annual session of the Higher Ground Singing, co-hosted by Bloomington, Indiana and Charleston, Illinois singers, was called to order by Bob Meek leading song on page 59.

The following officers were elected or appointed: Co-chairs—Don Bardsley and David Rust; Secretary—Marlen Rust; Treasurer—Bill Shetter; Chaplain—Bob Meek; Arranging Committee—Daryl Mayberry. The morning prayer was led by Bob Meek.

Leaders: Don Bardsley 207; David Rust 87; Marlen Rust 497; Molly Evans 489; John Bailey 270; Bill Shetter “Wales” from Northern Harmony, composed by Moira Smiley of Bloomington; Janet Borman 178; Don Howard 147t; Donna Purdom 38t; Michele Cull 209; Janet Fraembs 421; Mike Veech 547; Dorothy Glanzer 350; Karen Hojnacki 384; Terry Hogg 501; Peggy Brayfield 128; Berkley Moore 117; Daryl Mayberry 269.

RECESS

David Rust brought the class back into session leading song on page 146. Leaders: Bob Meek “Evening Hymn” from Northern Harmony; Marlen Rust 66; Janet Fraembs 532; Don Bardsley 497; Michele Cull 159; Peggy Brayfield 454; Terry Hogg 148; Molly Evans 515; Dorothy Glanzer 65; John Bailey 145b; Berkley Moore and Jan Barnette 114; Don Howard 49b; Karen Hojnacki 504; Mike Veech 228; Bill Shetter 479; Carolyn Craig 373; Daryl Mayberry 171. Bob Meek led the class in prayer before lunchtime.

LUNCH

Don Bardsley called the class together leading song on page 99. Leaders: Bob Meek 198; Marlen Rust 40; Mike Veech 155; Carolyn Craig 47 (t? b?); Bill Shetter 491; David Rust 280; Janet Fraembs 480; Michele Cull 236; Terry Hogg 49t; Peggy Brayfield 183; Dorothy Glanzer 277; John Bailey 448b; Molly Evans 203; Karen Hojnacki 142; Berkley Moore and Becky Schillman 335; Daryl Mayberry 149; Janet Borman 192; Donna Purdom 276.

RECESS

Don Bardsley called for announcements, and then a basket was passed by the treasurer for contributions. The class gave generously. Leaders: Bob Meek 313b; John Bailey 313t; Donna Purdom 324; Janet Borman 474; Peggy Brayfield 86; Karen Hojnacki 220; Carolyn Craig 189; Berkley Moore 312b; Molly Evans 455; Dorothy Glanzer 551; Terry Hogg; 112; Michele Cull 143; David Rust 300; Bill Shetter 73t; Marlen Rust 163b; Mike Veech 107; Daryl Mayberry 274t; Karen Hojnacki 200; Janet Borman 503; Mike Veech 299; Terry Hogg 68b; Bob Meek 31t.

David Rust brought our day of singing to a close in offering a prayer and leading songs on pages 347 and 62.

Chairmen—Don Bardsley and David Rust; Secretary—Marlen Rust.