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Bloomington Singing

Fairview United Methodist Church, Bloomington, Indiana

Saturday, October 24, 2015

The 12th annual Bloomington, Indiana, all-day singing was held at the Fairview United Methodist Church on Saturday before the fourth Sunday in October. John Hoerr brought the class together by leading 33b. Carol Ann Munro offered the opening prayer.

The following officers were previously elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—John Hoerr; Arranging Officer—William Shetter; Secretary—Darrell Swarens.

Leaders: Darrell Swarens 36b, 72b; Tim Morton 34b, 175; Beth Garfinkel 196, 504; Joan Aldridge 110; Carol Ann Munro 66, 77t; Eloise Clark 472, 344; Nate Zweig 146, 75; William Shetter 547; Randy Weber “Rust”; Wayne Dell 45t; Brad Bahler 200.

RECESS

Karen Bahler called the class back together leading 40. Leaders: Janelle Davis 122; Linda Selph 217; Len VanderJagt 350; Brad Bahler 550; John David Thacker 99; Barb VanderJagt 112; Jonathon Smith 298; Cindy Overmyer 299; Darrell Swarens and Joan Aldridge 198; Tim Morton 203; Beth Garfinkel 159; Carol Ann Munro 192; Eloise Clark 475; Darrell Swarens 128; William Shetter 178; Nate Zweig 318; Martin Shedd 47b; Randy Weber “Charlestown”; Wayne Dell 268. Brad Bahler offered grace before the noon meal.

LUNCH

The singing resumed for the afternoon session with John Hoerr leading 47t. Leaders: John Bealle 373; Cindy Overmyer 474; John David Thacker 49b; Jonathon Smith 202; Len VanderJagt 62 (in memory of Oliver Stokes); Nate Zweig 308 (ShH); Brad Bahler 29t; Michele Cull 168; Barb VanderJagt 496; Linda Selph 430; Annaliza Cull 277; Janelle Davis 269; Karen Bahler 33b; Tim Morton 94; Carol Ann Munro 556; Eloise Clark 532; Randy Weber 236; Nate Zweig 371; John Bealle 434; Wayne Dell 282.

RECESS

John Hoerr led 32b. Leaders: Cindy Overmyer 209; Beth Garfinkel “Madison”; John David Thacker 56t; Karen Bahler 569b; Len VanderJagt 515; Brad Bahler 68b; Janelle Davis 107; Barb VanderJagt 294; Linda Selph 354t; Michele Cull and Annaliza Cull 300; Annaliza Cull 49t; William Shetter 546; Beth Garfinkel 91; Michele Cull and Annaliza Cull 448t.

Announcements were made. John Hoerr led 347 as the closing song, and the class took the parting hand. The closing prayer was offered by Brad Bahler.

Chairman—John Hoerr; Secretary—Darrell Swarens