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Kalamazoo Singing

Wesley Foundation, Kalamazoo, Michigan

Sunday, July 17, 2016

The 18th annual Kalamazoo Singing was held on the third Sunday in July. Martha Beverly welcomed the singers to the new Wesley Foundation Student Center on the campus of Western Michigan University. Martha Beverly led 283. The opening prayer was offered by Will Fitzgerald.

Leaders: Will Fitzgerald 101t; Liz Geaslin 426b; Jim Pfau 171; Dean Knuth 72b; Greg Creech 350; Rochelle Lodder 148; John Fink 503; Ann Miczulski 66; Judy Hauff and Kian Maslanka 411; Lindy Groening 132; Jim Helke 75; Frank Griggs 212; Cathryn Bearov 434; John Bealle 200; Holly Austin 515; James Page 352; Anne Missavage 362; Curtis Cook 38b.

RECESS

David Fetcho and Linda Selph called the class to order leading 81t. Leaders: Gerry Hoffman 61; Charlotte Wolfe 114; Jan May 228; Ann Sleeva 34b; Colin Copeland and Samuel Sommers 47b; Sarah Trumbore 100; Aaron Jones 284; Anne Heider 344; Bob Brylawski 254; Jan Ketelle 430; John David Thacker 56t; Julie Vea 419 (in honor of Laura Densmore); Brian How 107; Linda Heemskerk and Lori Freye 421; Beth Todd 388; David Fetcho 522; Cecelia Kramer 71; Kate Coxon 208; Bob Borcherding 444; John Seaton 48t; Ted Mercer 139; Eloise Clark 48b; David Brodeur 74t; John Hoerr 440; Marian Mitchell 163t; Jamie Yeats 535.

RECESS

Lindy Groening and Kate Coxon called the class to order by leading 319. Leaders: Samuel Sommers 149; Eileen Ferguson 36b; Anna Pfau 110; Matthew Lind 145b; Peter Trumbore 76b; Claudia Dean 213b; Steve Warner 475; Ginny Landgraf 504; Gillian Inksetter 572; Darrell Swarens 198; Bess Fitzgerald and Will Fitzgerald 46. Samuel Sommers asked the grace over the meal.

LUNCH

Frank Griggs and Francis Miller called the class to order by leading 131b. Leaders: Denise Kania 500; Sasha Maslanka 178; Andy Ditzler 528; Erika Wilson 460; Susan Fetcho 510; Martha Beverly 163b; Jeff Begley 545; Syble Adams 472; Francis Miller 269; Linda Selph 382; Thom Fahrbach 502; Idy Kiser 112; Pat Coghlan 272; Jeff Begley, Pat Coghlan, Bob Brylawski, David Fetcho, Susan Fetcho, Will Fitzgerald, Brian How, Lindy Groening, and Erika Wilson 68b; Bill Beverly 547; Jim Pfau and Denise Kania 328; Steve Warner 86; Syble Adams and Samuel Sommers 445; David Brodeur and Andy Ditzler 51; Gillian Inksetter 217; Gerry Hoffman and Brian How 146; Kate Coxon and Thom Fahrbach 201; Claudia Dean 64. Announcements were made. Danna Ephland, David Fetcho, and Susan Fetcho led 182.

Martha Beverly led 209 as the closing song. The class was dismissed with prayer offered by David Fetcho.

Chairman—Martha Beverly; Secretary—Will Fitzgerald