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Northern Shenandoah Valley
Shenandoah Harmony Singing

Cross Keys Ruritan Hall, Harrisonburg, Virginia

Sunday, June 7, 2015

The 3rd annual all-day singing from The Shenandoah Harmony was held on the first Sunday in June near Harrisonburg, Virginia. All song selections are from The Shenandoah Harmony. Kelly Macklin led the opening song on page 77. Kevin Griffin Moreno offered the morning prayer.

Leaders: John Daniel delRe and Joshua Barnett 335; Mary Helen Dupree 339t; Rachel Hall 9t; Matt Roberts 112; Susan Green 226; John delRe 233; Richard Green 364b; Barb Patterson 246t; Joel Miller 15; Kelly Macklin 338; Brenda Dunlap 113; Chris Coughlin 114; Erin Gum 205; Jesse Polhemus 266; Claire Steiner 14; Bridget Camden 239; Quentin Davis 2; AnnaLeigh Smith 162; Sam Kleinman 197; Jessica Keyes 260t; Jim Glaser 346t; Ina Shea 109; Corinne Ducey 429.


Myles Louis Dakan called the class to order leading 17. Leaders: Sonia Chin 57; Adrian Marciano 402; Martha Beverly 310; Leyland delRe 304; Dick Patterson 216; Joni Seidenstein 243; Bethany Towne 235; Bev Yaeger 431; Mary Wright 11; Ulrike Brauneis 326b; Sasha Hsuczyk 174; Vale Cofer-Shabica 241t; Leslie Booher 200; Erica Martinez 53; Peter Pate 1t; Ted Mercer 198; Chris Wilhelm 100.

John delRe conducted the memorial lesson. He spoke about the importance of honoring the good and eternal in every human being, both during and after their lifetimes. He read the following list of names of the sick and shut-ins: Susan Bingham, Claire Simon, Ethel Strube, Frances Gum, and Loraine Bayer.

He then read the following list of names of the deceased: Stanly Edwards, Betty Wright, Evelyn Harris, Hobert Ivey, and Sammie Oliver—Alabama; Phil Davis—Washington, DC; Leah Andrews—New York; Daniel Rader and Doris Hanks—Texas; Peggy Feldenheimer, David Wampler, and Steve Schmitt—Pennsylvania; Katherine Aby and Steve Anderson—Minnesota; Junie Wooten, Josephine Denney, Raymond Hamrick, Joyce Harrison, and Rebecca Green—Georgia; David Rust—Indiana; Joe Fothergill—Ohio; Danny Arms—North Carolina; Bob Sullivan—Illinois; Caroline Bonnet—California; Yvonne Selke—Virginia. John led 7t, and closed the memorial lesson with a prayer.

Leaders: Lucas Husted 41; Tara Mulder 22b; Terry Ryan 254; Jerusha Wheeler 287; Leon Pulsinelle 248b; Gillie Campbell 1b. Jesse Polhemus offered the noon blessing.


Dick Patterson called the class to order leading 78. Leaders: Miranda Elliot-Rader 210; Chris Wolf 92; Erik-Dardan Ymeraga 60b; Nora Miller 426; Graham DeZarn 392; Katy Kanfer 286; Tom Ivey 358; Cheri Hardy 403; André Kuney 183; Becky Wright 18t; Thomas Ward 424t; Ben Fox 119t; Lynda Hambourger 140b; Daniel Hunter 5b; Nancy Mandel 21; Jason Steidl 195; Becca Gibson 295b; Dan Coppock 121; Ben Sachs-Hamilton 79; Dann Pell 104t; Ben Cocchiaro 260b; Bethany Towne 422; Myles Louis Dakan 274; Ateven Sanderson 99.


Eli Snyder called the class to order leading 217. Leaders: AnnaLeigh Smith 89t; Sophie Soloway 326t; Debbie Hall 390; Bill Beverly and Martha Beverly 242; Sharon Strong 348b; Kevin Beirne 132; Donna Green 311; Ben Hartland and Leyland delRe 158t; Clinton Davis 297; Ted Mercer 236t; Dan Coppock 48; Sam Kleinman and Becky Wright 417; Minnesota singers 125; Emily Owens 191; Providence, Rhode Island singers 430; John delRe and Kelly Macklin 348t.

Announcements were made. Rachel Hall offered resolutions and thanks to all who made the singing possible.

Joshua Barnett and John Daniel delRe led 404t as the closing song. Sophie Soloway offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairmen—Joshua Barnett and John Daniel delRe; Secretary—Mary Helen Dupree