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Fox Valley Folk Festival Singing

Geneva, Illinois

Sunday, August 31, 2014

The annual Fox Valley Folk Festival Singing was held in Geneva, Illinois, on the fifth Sunday in August. Jim Helke opened the morning session at 11:00 a.m. by leading 492. Leaders: Ted Mercer 49b; Jim Lawrie 148; Lisa Grayson 31t; Carol Ann Munro 63; Beverley Rose Enright 535; Mary Rogel 479; Debbie Barford 344; Eileen Ferguson 178; Anne Missavage 117; Bob Borcherding 87; David Barford 37b; James Page 216; Jerry Gripshover and Mary Rogel 218.

LUNCH

Leaders: Ted Mercer 276; Jim Helke 551; Jerry Gripshover and Mary Rogel 146; Jim Lawrie 268; Lisa Grayson 269; Ryan Wheeler 417.

Carol Ann Munro gave a brief description of Sacred Harp singing, then led 105 with Sarah Kierstead. Leaders: Debbie Barford 547; Karen Freund 282; Mary Rogel 543; Eileen Ferguson 346; Anne Missavage 66; Susie Kauffman 318; Bob Borcherding 168; Michael Appert 159; Orwin Youngquist 106; Judy Hauff, and her grandchildren, Sasha Maslanka and Kian Maslanka 107; Sue Kessell 217; Sasha Maslanka and Kian Maslanka 155; Melanie Hauff 215; David Barford 209.

Jim Helke and Ted Mercer led 347 as the closing song, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Jim Helke; Secretary—Lisa Grayson