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Cincinnati New Year’s Day Singing

Harriet Beecher Stowe House, Cincinnati, Ohio

Friday, January 1, 2016

The 25th annual Cincinnati New Year’s Day Singing was held at the historic home of Harriet Beecher Stowe in Cincinnati, Ohio, beginning with Rich Overturf leading 155. Linda Coppock offered the opening prayer.

Leaders: John Bealle 142; Jim Coppock 183; Debbie Hall 273; Michael Domino 235; Ed Walton 147t; Eloise Clark 480; Linda Coppock 299; Karen Arnett 448t; Michael Heiber 276; Ray Rechenberg 277; Beth Heuner 547; Bob French 223; Randy Webber 481; John Hoerr 48b; Kay Huener 40; Angela Pancella 117; John Bealle 200; Rich Overturf 312b; Jim Coppock 186.

RECESS

The class was brought together by Karen Arnett leading 47t. Leaders: Eloise Clark 171; Michael Heiber 37b; Jeff Clinard 47b; John Hoerr 112; Linda Coppock 542; Cecilia Kramer 191, 534; Anne Missavage 474, 530; Bob Borcherding 34t, 137; Ray Rechenberg 203; Mary Brinkman 38b, 313b; Beth Huener 318; Randy Webber 272; Paulette Meier and John Bealle 378t; Joy Dunn 148; Paula Jackson and John Bealle 146; Kay Huener 497; Debbie Hall 192; Steve Angell 268. Beth Huener asked the blessing on the mid-day meal.

LUNCH

Ray Rechenberg brought the class together by leading 155. Leaders: John Bealle 143; Dennis Delaney 30t; Bob French 496; Mary Brinkman 38t; Steve Angell 49b; Bob Borcherding 485; John Hoerr 269; Anne Missavage 454; Beth Huener 66; Cecilia Kramer 397; Michael Domino 208; Joy Dunn 163b; Kay Huener 350; Jim Coppock 436; Jeff Clinard 159; Karen Arnett 532; Linda Coppock 212.

RECESS

Rich Overturf called the class to order leading 452. Leaders: Eloise Clark 344; Debbie Hall 107; Bob Borcherding 271t; John Hoerr 163t; Cecilia Kramer 77t; Ray Rechenberg 105; Anne Missavage 280; Michael Domino 232; Anne Missavage 236; Carly Monnin 209; Linda Coppock 114; Bob Borcherding 29t; Karen Arnett 504; Steve Angell 334; Michael Heiber 324; Rich Overturf 56b; Cecilia Kramer 162.

Following announcements, Rich Overturf led 347 as the closing song. Linda Coppock announced that the Harriet Beecher Stowe House is starting major renovations and may not be available. An alternate location is being sought for next year’s singing, just in case. Ray Rechenberg offered the closing prayer.

Chairman—Rich Overturf; Secretary—Jim Coppock