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Central Ontario Singing

Detweiler Meetinghouse, North Dumfries, Ontario

Saturday, August 23, 2014

The 11th annual Central Ontario All-Day Singing was called to order at 9:30 a.m. by Steve Rogers leading 33b. Anne Evers offered the opening prayer.

The following officers were appointed to serve: Chairman—Steve Rogers; Secretary and Arranging Officer—Gillian Inksetter; Treasurers—Anne Evers and Tom Evers.

Leaders: Steve Rogers 171; Gillian Inksetter 91, 56t; Frances Miller 217, 40; Jan May 515, 32t; Elizabeth Barlow 501, 472; Pattie Wareh 66, 479; Pleasance Crawford 437, 422; Dan Brown 178, 107; Faiz Wareh 70t, 538; Katie White 344, 547; Frank Griggs and Jeremy Laing 173, 276.


Pleasance Crawford brought the class to order by leading 52t. Leaders: JoDell Albi 201, 160b; Tom Evers 503, 448t; Tarik Wareh 560, 550; Chuck Crawford 148, 101t; Lyn Caswell 475, 84; Bill Beverly 191, 546; Tom Siess 81t, 106; Jan May 68b.


Brian How brought the class to order by leading 49t. Leaders: Anne Evers 30b, 268; Cora Wareh 49b, 212.

Martha Beverly conducted the memorial lesson. Martha spoke, and led 430 in honor of the following sick and shut-ins: Roberta How, Allegra J., Bob Scorgie, Johanna Fabke, David Hoffett, Eh Paw, Patty Vogel, Bob Sullivan, Frances, Maria Slawych.

Martha then spoke and led 444 in memory of the following deceased: Diane Mennella—New York; Tat Bailey, Lou Cotney, Jeff Sheppard, Shelbie Sheppard, Josie Hyde, Bill Aplin, Hobert Ivey, Voncile Nall, Genny Whitworth, Mary Kitchens Gardner, Stanly Edwards, and Baby Hoagland—Alabama; Carroll Lunsford—California; Junie Wooten, Teenie Moody, Reuben Ball, and Carlene Griffin—Georgia; Hugh Bill McGuire—Mississippi; Somen Goodman—Quebec; Sharon Kellam—North Carolina; Doris Hanks—Texas; John Van Sotosin—Maine; Peggy Mister—Florida; Hank Eichenlaub—Kansas; Jennie Sprague, Bruce McDonald, George Hedgespeth, Chris Keith, and her son, Isaac—Michigan; Lucy Izon, Daniel Hillen, and Sher DiCiccio—Ontario.

Leaders: Gabriel Levine 31t, 155; Lisa Grayson 528, 278b. Gillian Inksetter and Greg Jenkins led the Lutheran Table Grace to the tune of 49t as a sung blessing before dinner.


Chuck Crawford led 87 to begin the afternoon session. Leaders: Hanna Barlow 480, 299; Dean Knuth 28t, 180; Samuel Sommers 54, 548; Anne Steele 318, 348b; Giles Simmer and Gillian Inksetter 63, 228; Gerry Hoffman 458, 371; Cindy Dymond 65, 32b; Jonathan Smith 360, 419; Ellen Torrie 457, 64; Steve Rogers and Gary Roth “Geneva” (NHS/HS 85/96) (in recognition of the Harmonia Sacra tradition of the Detweiler Meetinghouse).


Elizabeth Barlow brought the class to order by leading 34b. Leaders: Brian How 183, 334; Jamie Yeats and Frank Griggs 86, 39t; Ted Mercer 123b, 434; Will Fitzgerald 406, 365; James Page 216, 505; Martha Beverly 500, 131t; Cora Wareh and Katie White 46, 112; Faiz Wareh 287, 315.

Steve Rogers thanked all who helped make the singing a success. The Treasurers reported that expenses had been met. The Secretary reported that seventy-two singers from eight states and one province had attended, and that thirty-nine leaders led eighty-six songs.

Following announcements, Pleasance Crawford led 347 as the closing song. Will Fitzgerald offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Steve Rogers; Secretary—Gillian Inksetter