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Pittsburgh Regional Sacred Harp Singing

Franklin Park Baptist Church, Sewickley, Pennsylvania

Saturday, March 21, 2015

The 6th annual Pittsburgh Regional All-Day Sacred Harp Singing was held at Franklin Park Baptist Church, Sewickley, Pennsylvania. Gerry Hoffman called the class to order at 10:00 a.m. leading 34b. The opening prayer was offered by Ginny Landgraf.

Leaders: Penny Anderson 82t; Chuck Crawford 72b; Brian How 114; Laura Densmore 313t; Katie White 503 (for Bess Fitzgerald of Michigan and in memory of Raymond Hamrick of Georgia); Michael Sensor 282; Marita Straffin 39t; Susan Loucks 228; Frances Mary D’Andrea 192; Barb VanderJagt 146; Beth Todd 32t; Len VanderJagt 350; Jan May 272; Pleasance Crawford 492; Leon Pulsinelle 38t; Barbara Hohenstein 36t; Joe Todd 373; Ginny Landgraf 497; Guy Bankes 479; Jerusha Wheeler 81t; Dave Witter 344; Micah John Walter 198; Jo Schlesinger 33b.

RECESS

Beth Todd called the class to order by leading 70b. Leaders: Laura Densmore 315 (in memory of Ruth Densmore of Ohio); Jo Schlesinger 38b; Michael Sensor 178; Katie White 547 (for Timothy Paul of Pennsylvania); Len VanderJagt 452; Marita Straffin 40; Jan May 236; David Logan 47t; Susan Loucks 474; Dave Witter 410t; Beth Todd 475; Eric Maust 49b; Pleasance Crawford 161; Susan Turnquist 65; Joe Todd 179; Barb VanderJagt 384; Leon Pulsinelle 378b; Chuck Crawford 300. Grace was offered for the noon meal by Ginny Landgraf.

LUNCH

Barbara Hohenstein called the class back together by leading 56b. Leaders: Frances Mary D’Andrea 318; Ginny Landgraf 370; Lucas Blanchard-Glueckert 159; Lois Hurt 551; Guy Bankes 287; Ben Grubb 335; Jerusha Wheeler 182; Penny Anderson 284; Micah John Walter 401; Gerry Hoffman 430 (in memory of Robert How of California); Charles Anderson 127; Barbara Hohenstein 208; Chuck Crawford 546; Jan May 532; Pleasance Crawford 365; Chuck Crawford 105; Susan Turnquist 183; Laura Densmore 522; Beth Todd 209; Lois Hurt 276; Michael Sensor 436; Leon Pulsinelle 131t; Micah John Walter 28t.

RECESS

Leon Pulsinelle led 278t to bring the class back to order. Leaders: Ben Grubb 189; Barbara Hohenstein 515; Len VanderJagt 66; Jerusha Wheeler 440; Penny Anderson 163b; Guy Bankes 297; Charles Anderson 122; Susan Loucks 448t; Ginny Landgraf 290; Dave Witter 269; Barb VanderJagt 334; Frances Mary D’Andrea 112; Gerry Hoffman 274t; Laura Densmore “Pennsylvania” (by Stanley Smith); Jerusha Wheeler 197; Pleasance Crawford, Chuck Crawford, and Jan May 540; Penny Anderson and Charles Anderson 99.

In a business meeting, Gerry Hoffman announced that expenses had been met, and there would be a donation to the Franklin Park Baptist Church. Announcements were made. Penny Anderson reported that 84 songs had been sung.

Ginny Landgraf offered the closing prayer, and Gerry Hoffman led 347 as the closing song.

Chairman—Gerry Hoffman; Secretary—Penny Anderson