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Lunsford and Jolly Memorial Singing

Old Poway Park, Poway, California

Saturday, July 23, 2016

The 20th annual Lunsford and Jolly Memorial Singing (renamed in 2014) was held at the Porter House in Old Poway Park, Poway, California. The class was called to order at 10:00 a.m. by Mairye Bates leading 84. Midge Harder offered the opening prayer.

A business meeting was held, and the following officers and committee members were elected or appointed: Chairperson—Mairye Bates; Vice Chairperson—Jerry Schreiber; Secretaries—Judy Getrich and Mimi Wright; Treasurer—Mairye Bates; Arranging Committee—Judy Getrich and Mimi Wright.

Leaders: Judy Getrich 85; Mimi Wright 39t; Midge Harder 100; Esteban Veliz 30t; Susan Willis-Powers 192; Andrew Mashchak 328; Jeff Begley 65; Marion Black 299; Rick Russell 49b; Clinton Davis 58; Peter Stenshoel 31t; Laura Boyd Russell 181; Kate Mullinger 203; Catherine Baldridge Horne and Midge Harder 159.

RECESS

Mairye Bates led 473 to bring the class back together. Leaders: Mimi Wright 284; Esteban Veliz 99; Duane Gruber and Susan Willis-Powers 556 (in memory of Carroll Lunsford, and several others led songs and shared stories in memory of Carroll); John Marr 335; Marion Black 29t; Andrew Mashchak 155; Clinton Davis 426t; Jeff Begley 348t; Rick Russell 349; Laura Boyd Russell 94 (in memory of Don and Marilou Jolly, and several others led songs and shared reminiscences in their memory); Peter Stenshoel 472.

RECESS

Kate Mullinger and Randy Ritter brought the class back together by leading 312b. Leaders: Susan Willis-Powers 47t; Linda Kler and Peter Stenshoel 63; John Marr 400; Midge Harder 532; Esteban Veliz 168; Marion Black 384; Andrew Mashchak 480.

LUNCH

Judy Getrich led 270 to bring the class back together. Leaders: Jeff Begley and Arieta Santinelli 312t; Velma Lunsford, Brenda Russell, and Midge Harder 294; Rick Russell 503; Duane Gruber 319; Laura Boyd Russell 87; Peter Stenshoel 75; Kate Mullinger 92; Susan Willis-Powers 171 (for Carla Smith); John Marr 373; Andrew Mashchak 332; Midge Harder 254; Esteban Veliz 173; Marion Black 235; Mimi Wright 551.

RECESS

Midge Harder led 141 to bring the class back together. Leaders: Mairye Bates 148; Jeff Begley 133; Rick Russell 297; Laura Boyd Russell 41; Peter Stenshoel 215; Andrew Mashchak 40; Esteban Veliz 569b; Kate Mullinger 547; Susan Willis-Powers 300; Midge Harder 217; Marion Black 441; Mairye Bates 107; Duane Gruber and Susan Willis-Powers 496.

Following committee reports and announcements, Mairye Bates led 347 as the closing song. Midge Harder offered a prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Mairye Bates; Vice Chairman—Jerry Schreiber; Secretaries—Judy Getrich and Mimi Wright