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Northwestern Pennsylvania Sacred Harp Singing

First Universalist Church of Girard, Girard, Pennsylvania

Saturday, October 4, 2014

The 7th annual Northwestern Pennsylvania All-Day Sacred Harp Singing met at the First Universalist Church of Girard, Girard, Pennsylvania, on Saturday before the first Sunday in October. Katie White led 171. Lamar Matthew offered the morning prayer.

The following officers were appointed: Chairman—Katie White; Arranging Officer—Gerry Hoffman; Treasurers—Jerusha Wheeler and Chuck Crawford; Secretary—Stephanie Phillips.

Leaders: Jerusha Wheeler 107, 106; Guy Bankes 327, 297; Lamar Mathew 408, 156; Pleasance Crawford 77b, 391; Marian Mitchell 362, 86; Jan May 313b, 344; Harry Scott 104, 315; Cecile Kramer 168, 71; Lisa Joyce 47b, 47t; Beth Todd 501, 155; Gerry Hoffman 77t, 114.

RECESS

Beth Todd brought the class back together by leading 68b. Leaders: Joe Todd 312b, 102; Bob Wheeler 147t, 147b; Chuck Crawford 480, 101t; Joanna Wheeler 163b, 551; Katie White 143, 547 (memorial for Brian How’s father, Robert How); Jerusha Wheeler 274t, 318; Lois Hurt 299, 515; Lamar Matthew 133, 35; Pleasance Crawford 486, 150; Marian Mitchell 112, 162; Jan May 479, 474; Cecelia Kramer 564, 191; Lisa Joyce 49t, 48b; Beth Todd 566, 52t; Gerry Hoffman 183, 173 (in memory of his father, Denton Hoffman); Bob Wheeler 36b, 32t; Chuck Crawford 72b, 84.

LUNCH

Jerusha Wheeler led 277 to begin the afternoon session. Leaders: Harry Scott 46, 63; Joe Todd 497, 496; Bob Wheeler and Joanna Wheeler 504, 148; Lois Hurt 34b, 40; Ginny Landgraf 372, 442; Katie White 475, 192; Guy Bankes 538, 189; Jerusha Wheeler 182, 542; Lamar Matthew 317, 334; Pleasance Crawford 524, 437; Marian Mitchell 467, 53.

RECESS

Marian Mitchell led 146 to bring the class back to order. Leaders: Jan May 451, 454; Cecilia Cramer 157, 39t; Jerusha Wheeler and Chuck Crawford 50b; Beth Todd 319, 373; Gerry Hoffman 70b; Bob Wheeler 142, 276; Harry Scott 260, 87; Chuck Crawford 535, 66; Joanna Wheeler 198, 117; Lois Hurt 81t, 81b; Ginny Landgraf 101b, 378b.

Gerry Hoffman thanked everyone who contributed, and acknowledged all participants, especially those travelling from six states and Ontario, Canada. Announcements were made.

Katie White led 347 as the closing song. The closing prayer was offered by Ginny Landgraf.

Chairman—Katie White; Secretary—Stephanie Phillips