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Pittsburgh Regional Sacred Harp Singing

Wilkins School Community Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Saturday, March 26, 2016

The 7th annual Pittsburgh Regional All-Day Sacred Harp Singing was held at the Wilkins School Community Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Katie White called the class to order at 10:00 a.m. leading 171, and offered the opening prayer.

The following officers were appointed to serve: Chairman—Katie White; Secretary—Penny Anderson; Treasurer—Gerry Hoffman.

Leaders: Penny Anderson 49t, 84; Gerry Hoffman 48t, 42; Brian How 503, 86; Stephanie Fida 108t, 108b; Dave Witter 228, 276; Susan Loucks 34b, 497; Jack Puskar 277, 96; Jo Schlesinger 27, 87; Frances Mary D’Andrea 47b, 384; Joel Kennedy 127, 49b; Susan Fetcho 95, 203.

RECESS

Katie White called the class together by leading 107. Leaders: David Fetcho 32b, 411; Penny Anderson 284, 114; Brian How 183, 448b; Katie White 81t, 547; Stephanie Fida 486, 156; Gerry Hoffman 99, 200; Dave Witter 323b, 410t; Susan Loucks 474, 122. Grace was offered for the noon meal by Katie White.

LUNCH

Penny Anderson called the class back to order by leading 312b. Leaders: Jack Puskar 324, 148; Susan Fetcho 178, 45t; Joel Kennedy 515, 180; Frances Mary D’Andrea 192, 155; David Fetcho 273, 448t; Gerry Hoffman 68b; Penny Anderson 344; Stephanie Fida 543; Brian How 48b; Katie White 236; Dave Witter 504; Susan Loucks 282; David Alexander 117.

RECESS

Susan Fetcho called the class together by leading 147t. Leaders: Jack Puskar 146; Lindsey Scherloum 112; Charles Anderson 79; Susan Fetcho 85; Joel Kennedy 159; David Fetcho 383; Frances Mary D’Andrea 318; Gerry Hoffman 300; Penny Anderson 209; Stephanie Fida 445; Brian How 313b; Katie White 143; Dave Witter 269; Susan Loucks 268; David Alexander 163b; David Fetcho and Susan Fetcho 163t; Stephanie Fida 464; Lindsay Scherloum 288; Charles Anderson 135; Jack Puskar 128; Frances Mary D’Andrea 455; Joel Kennedy 47t.

In a business meeting, Gerry Hoffman announced that expenses would be covered by today’s donations and the previous year’s surplus. Announcements were made. Penny Anderson reported that eighty-two songs had been sung.

Katie White offered the closing prayer, and led 347 as the closing song.

Chairman—Katie White; Secretary—Penny Anderson