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American Christmas Harp Singing

The Evergreen State College Organic Farmhouse,
Olympia, Washington

Saturday, December 27, 2015

Song selections are from The Sacred Harp, 1991 Edition, and An American Christmas Harp.

The American Christmas Harp All-Day Singing was called to order by Marla Elliott and Solomon Ossa leading 46. The opening prayer was offered by Kramer Klein.

A business meeting was held and service positions were elected and appointed as follows: Chairman—Marla Elliott; Arranging Committee—Solomon Ossa and Kate Fortin; Chaplain—Kramer Klein; Secretary—Kate Fortin.

Leaders: Linda Berkemeier 9 (ACH); Rogan Campbell 90 (ACH); Dan Thoma 92 (ACH); Thom Fahrbach 82 (ACH); Miranda Elliott-Rader 38t; Kate Fortin 63 (ACH); Cornelia Stanton 113 (ACH); Laura McMurray 100 (ACH); Kevin Barrans 122 (ACH); Bruce Rowland 10 (ACH); Steve Tarr 114 (ACH); Kathy Vlach 60 (ACH); Clarissa Fetrow 2 (ACH); Karen Willard 40 (ACH); Kramer Klein 11 (ACH); Steve Cackley 118 (ACH); Kate Fine 105 (ACH); Adam Berey 38 (ACH); Darlene Simpson Brown 50 (ACH).

RECESS

Anne Huckins called the class back together by leading 30t. Leaders: Thom Fahrbach 24 (ACH); Jenna Bond Tompkins 278t; Erik-Dardan Ymeraga 78 (ACH); David Wright 322; Emma Swartz 96 (ACH); Peter Schinske 3 (ACH); Marla Elliott 48 (ACH); Kate Coxon 129 (ACH); Solomon Ossa 46 (ACH); Anne Huckins 74 (ACH); Bruce Rowland 384; Kathy Vlach 126 (ACH); Kramer Klein 81 (ACH); Miranda Elliott-Rader 104 (ACH).

RECESS

The class was called back together by Adam Berey leading 52t. Leaders: Cornelia Stanton 83 (ACH); Kevin Barrans 293; Sophia Schinske 99 (ACH); Dan Thoma 62 (ACH); Kate Fine 112; Rogan Campbell 338; Clarissa Fetrow 461; Thom Fahrbach 107 (ACH); Jean Squires 86; Darlene Simpson Brown 283; Steve Tarr 88 (ACH); Laura McMurray 31 (ACH); Solomon Ossa 394; Linda Berkemeier 98 (ACH); Steve Cackley 130 (ACH). Kramer Klein offered the noon blessing.

LUNCH

Laura McMurray called the class back together by leading 123t. Leaders: Mulin 183; Jennifer Jones and Emma Swartz 212; Erik-Dardan Ymeraga 19 (ACH); David Wright 436; Peter Schinske 36 (ACH); Kate Fortin 426b; Kate Coxon 434; Bob Schinske 542; Karen Willard 89 (ACH); Steve Tarr 30 (ACH); Dan Thoma 72 (ACH); Jean Squires 32 (ACH); Thom Fahrbach 84 (ACH); Miranda Elliott-Rader 1 (ACH); Kevin Barrans 328; Adam Berey 127; Kramer Klein 5 (ACH); Clarissa Fetrow 464; Bruce Rowland 324.

RECESS

The class was called back together by Marla Elliott leading 162. Leaders: Steve Cackley 543; Kyler LaViollette 282; Anne Huckins 472; David Wright 177; Kate Fine 550; Kathy Vlach 85 (ACH); Dan Thoma 479; Jean Squires 178; Adam Berey 99; Darlene Simpson Brown 39b; Steve Tarr 28 (ACH); Clarissa Fetrow 396; Miranda Elliott-Rader 198; Kevin Barrans 110 (ACH); Karen Willard 58 (ACH); Thom Fahrbach 18 (ACH); Bob Schinske 101t; Kate Coxon 323t; Bruce Rowland 380; Peter Schinske 122.

Announcements were made. The Secretary and Arranging Committee reported forty-four attendees and thirty-three leaders from four states and three countries.

Marla Elliott led 267, and those who wished took the parting hand. Kramer Klein offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Marla Elliott; Secretary—Kate Fortin