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Central Pennsylvania Singing

Progress Grange Hall, Centre Hall, Pennsylvania

July 26-27, 2014

Saturday, July 26

The 5th annual Central Pennsylvania Sacred Harp All-Day Singing was held on Saturday before the fourth Sunday in July at the Progress Grange Hall. The class was called to order by Tim Culbertson leading 34b, followed by announcements. Lamar Matthew offered the opening prayer.

The following officers were appointed to serve: Chairperson—Tim Culbertson; Secretary—Chas Brua.

Leaders: B.C. Condon 288; Kevin Sims 31t; Barb VanderJagt 178; Tim Wheeler 330t; Len VanderJagt 569b; Doron Henkin 192; Nancy Mandel 160b; Guy Bankes 344; Linda Berkemeier 63; Ben Cocchiaro 318; Molly Merrett 406; Kevin Bullock 477; Sonia Chin 328; Nathan Berry 132; Martha Beverly 504; Ted Stokes 453; Bethany Towne 345b; Michael Nord 421; Lindy Groening 74t; Lamar Matthew 335; Scott Robinson 378b.

RECESS

The class was called back to order by Eli Snyder leading 155. Leaders: Tarik Wareh 417; Beverly Rose Enright 503; Dan Coppock 230; Laura Densmore 522; Tom Ivey 396; Rachel Hall 402; Marian Mitchell 474; Bill Beverly 547; Kathy Manning 442; Faiz Wareh 404; Bridget Camden 110; Jim Coppock 371; Lori Cabirac 506; John DelRe 298; Cecelia Kramer 500; Thom Metzger 29b; Emma Rose Brown 419; Anne Missavage 454; Chris Cotter 213t; Eileen Metzger 269.

Harry Scott led a lesson for the following people, who were sick and shut-in: Lucille Gunnels, Walter “Buddy” Eagles, Lou Ann Smith, Joanne Apple, Tammi Zola, Jesse Krikorian, and Skip Trout. The lesson was concluded with the class singing 430.

Harry then spoke on behalf of the following recently deceased: Bill Aplin, Tat Bailey, Lou Cotney, Mary Kitchens Gardner, Josie Hyde, Hobert Ivey, Voncile Nall, Jeff Sheppard, and Shelbie Sheppard—Alabama; Carroll Lunsford—California; Peggy Mister—Florida; Reuben Ball, Carlene Griffin, Sarah Grovenstein, and Teenie Moody—Georgia; Hugh Bill McGuire—Mississippi; Hal Fleming—New Jersey; Diane Mennella—New York; Sharon Kellam—North Carolina; Marilyn Cryder—Ohio; Somen Goodman—Quebec; Doris Hanks—Texas; Susan June Minor—Pennsylvania. Harry led 146 to conclude the lesson. Lamar Matthew offered the blessing before the meal.

LUNCH

The afternoon session was called to order by Tim Wheeler leading 28t. Leaders: Jackson Fleder 294; Cora Wareh 212; Darlene Dalton 448t; Gerry Hoffman 182; Sasha Hsuczyk 277; Emily Owens 141; Will Fesperman 56b; Julia Seidenstein 472; Peter Pate 266; Leyland delRe 134; Linda Coppock 377; Aaron McKim 99; Mary Helen Dupree 70b; Brian How 114; Rachel Speer 204; Les Updike 373; Daniel Hunter 470; Leon Pulsinelle 124; Kelly Macklin 125; Jim Strube 354t; Pattie Wareh 157; Stuart Jackson 32b.

RECESS

The class was called back to order by Kevin Sims leading 36b. Leaders: Joshua Barnett 224; Nate Zweig 187; Lucy Roberts 105; Bob Wheeler 551; Erin Kelly 429; Drew Smith 513; Lois Hurt 145b; Matt Roberts 455; Harry Scott 376; Hal Kunkel 304; Darlene Dalton and Betsy Eggler 49b; Tom Ivey 236; Lindy Groening 382; Kevin Bullock 276; Bill Beverly and Martha Beverly 546; Linda Berkemeier 312b; Sasha Hsuczyk and Molly Merrett 163t; Jim Coppock, Linda Coppock, and Dan Coppock 196; Cecelia Kramer and Marian Mitchell 213b; Thom Metzger and Eileen Metzger 383; the Richmond singers 168; Guy Bankes and Anna Bowen 569t; Cora Wareh, Faiz Wareh, Pattie Wareh, and Tarik Wareh 72b; Sonia Chin and Ben Cocchiaro 460.

Announcements were made. Tim Culbertson thanked all who helped to make the singing a success, and led 347 as the closing song. Lamar Matthew offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Sunday, July 27

The 2nd annual Central Pennsylvania Shenandoah Harmony All-Day Singing was held on the fourth Sunday in July (the day following the Central PA Sacred Harp All-Day singing). All song selections are from The Shenandoah Harmony. The class was called to order by Tim Culbertson leading 1b (ShH). Drew Smith offered the opening prayer.

The following officers were appointed to serve: Chairperson—Tim Culbertson; Secretary—Tim Wheeler.

Leaders: Len VanderJagt 264b (ShH); Eli Snyder 217 (ShH); Tim Wheeler 212 (ShH); Donna Green 140b (ShH); B.C. Condon 22b (ShH); Hal Kunkel 260b (ShH); Lois Hurt 1t (ShH); Molly Merrett 226 (ShH); Drew Smith 16 (ShH); Les Updike 296 (ShH); Kevin Sims 83b (ShH); Scott Robinson 338 (ShH); Emily Owens 146 (ShH); Guy Bankes 265 (ShH); Stuart Jackson 188 (ShH); Mary Helen Dupree 408b (ShH); Peter Pate 370 (ShH).

RECESS

Sonia Chin called the class to order leading 438t (ShH). Leaders: Bridget Camden 407 (ShH); Ben Cocchiaro 438b (ShH); Cecelia Kramer 260t (ShH); Cora Wareh 297 (ShH); Sasha Hsuczyk 441 (ShH); Anne Missavage 181 (ShH); Rachel Speer 120t (ShH); Doron Henkin 326b (ShH); Bill Beverly 18b (ShH); Pattie Wareh 132 (ShH); Kelly Macklin 358 (ShH); Thom Metzger 119t (ShH); Marian Mitchell 236t (ShH); Faiz Wareh 78 (ShH); Leyland delRe 316b (ShH); Dan Coppock 121 (ShH); Emma Rose Brown 104t (ShH); Kathy Manning 180 (ShH); Ina Shea 128 (ShH); Daniel Hunter 231 (ShH); Nancy Mandel 76b (ShH); Ted Stokes 298b (ShH); Jackson Fleder 424t (ShH); Martha Beverly 310 (ShH); Erin Kelly 118 (ShH); Tom Ivey 254 (ShH); Eileen Metzger 11 (ShH). Drew Smith offered the blessing before the meal.

LUNCH

Lindy Groening and Peg Groening called the class to order leading 241t (ShH). Leaders: Tarik Wareh 4t (ShH); Chris Cotter 7t (ShH); Michael Nord 242 (ShH); Thomas Ward 140t (ShH); Sonia Chin 127 (ShH); Joshua Barnett 116 (ShH); Kevin Bullock 285 (ShH); Lindy Groening 366 (ShH); Nathan Berry and Daniel Hunter 264t (ShH); Jim Coppock 155 (ShH); Nate Zweig 9b (ShH); John delRe 12t (ShH); Linda Coppock 392 (ShH); Rachel Hall 133 (ShH); Tim Culbertson 434t (ShH); Kevin Sims and Hal Kunkel 105 (ShH).

RECESS

John Daniel delRe called the class to order leading 363 (ShH). Leaders: Drew Smith and Donna Green 147 (ShH); Chris Cotter and Rachel Speer 403 (ShH); Leyland delRe and Kelly Macklin 258 (ShH); Jackson Fleder and Ina Shea 77 (ShH); Michael Nord and Molly Merrett 326t (ShH); Emma Rose Brown 305 (ShH); Nathan Berry and Kevin Bullock 288b (ShH); Bridget Camden and Emily Owens 8 (ShH); Peter Pate 2 (ShH); Thomas Ward and Mary Helen Dupree 15 (ShH); Sasha Hsuczyk 170 (ShH); Tim Wheeler and Stuart Jackson 239 (ShH); Nate Zweig 201 (ShH); Nancy Mandel and Erin Kelly 112 (ShH); Jim Coppock, Linda Coppock, and Dan Coppock 89b (ShH); Tarik Wareh, Pattie Wareh, Cora Wareh, and Faiz Wareh 14 (ShH).

Announcements were made. Tim Culbertson led 157 (ShH) as the closing song. Drew Smith offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairperson—Tim Culbertson; Secretaries—Chas Brua, Tim Wheeler