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Northwestern Pennsylvania Sacred Harp Singing

First Universalist Church of Girard, Girard, Pennsylvania

Saturday, October 10, 2015

The 8th annual Northwestern Pennsylvania All-Day Sacred Harp Singing held on Saturday before the second Sunday in October at the First Universalist Church of Girard was called to order by Gerry Hoffman leading 37b. Katie White offered the opening prayer.

The following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Gerry Hoffman; Secretary—Lisa Joyce; Treasurer—Gerry Hoffman; Arranging Officer—Laura Densmore.

Leaders: Gerry Hoffman 106; Laura Densmore 313t, 29t; Lisa Joyce 87, 117; Katie White 452, 171; Lindsey Scherloom 112, 146; Dave Witter 228, 327; Stephanie Phillips 48b, 159; Dan Brown 155, 49b; Marita Straffin 268, 50t; Guy Bankes 351, 352; Lois Hurt 34b, 198.


Jan May called the class back to order leading 47t. Leaders: Pleasance Crawford 474, 475; Barbara Hohenstein 28t, 212; Chuck Crawford 535, 101t; Gillian Inksetter 373, 501; Jan May 569t, 300; Susan Turnquist 81t, 163b; Ben Fink 457, 280; Katie Reimers 547, 315; Lisa McDivitt 59; Daniel Allen 276, 147t; Greg Jenkins 122; Helen Hedderick 40; Rick Turnquist 182; Harry Webb 47b.


Gerry Hoffman called the class back to order leading 145b. Leaders: Gerry Hoffman 440; Barbara Hohenstein 500; David Witter 410t; Lindsey Scherloom 282; Lois Hurt 551; Lisa Joyce 111b; Stephanie Phillips 107. The blessing before the noon meal was offered by Katie White.


Pleasance Crawford called the class back to order leading 73b. Leaders: Susan Turnquist 31t; Lisa McDivitt 229; Pleasance Crawford 488; Guy Bankes 532; Nick Stocks 56b; Dan Brown 178; Gerry Hoffman 68b; Marita Straffin 39t; Chuck Crawford 288; Rick Turnquist 107; Laura Densmore 365; Dan Allen 503; Greg Jenkins 32t; Jan May 362; Katie White 270; Gillian Inksetter 439; Helen Hedderick 84; Ben Fink 99; Katie Reimers 287; Harry Webb 86; Brian How 183; Issy Lawrie 49t.


Ben Fink called the class back to order leading 148. Announcements for upcoming singings were made. Leaders: Jan May “Asia”; Pleasance Crawford and Gillian Inksetter 548; Daniel Allen, Dan Brown, Chuck Crawford, Greg Jenkins, and Jan May 63; Guy Bankes, Laura Densmore, and Barbara Hohenstein 486; Ben Fink 448t; Dave Witter 538; Katie Reimers, Susan Turnquist, and Rick Turnquist 479; Brian How, Gerry Hoffman, and Katie White 114; Lois Hurt, Linsey Scherloom, Nick Stocks, and Dave Witter 515.

In a brief business session, Gerry Hoffman announced that expenses were met, and travelers were thanked for coming to sing with us. Gerry Hoffman led 347 as the closing song. Katie White offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Gerry Hoffman; Secretary—Lisa Joyce