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Mount Rainier Singing (Cooper Book)

Buckley Senior Center, Buckley, Washington

Saturday, August 20, 2016

The 8th annual Mount Rainier Singing held on Saturday before the third Sunday in August was called to order by Kathy Vlach and Karen Willard leading “Cascadia” (by Kevin Barrans). Greg Saue offered the opening prayer.

The singing was organized with the following officers: Co-Chairpersons—Kathy Vlach and Karen Willard; Secretary—David Wright; Treasurer—Adam Berey; Arranging Committee—John Wiens and Adam Berey.

Leaders: Karen Willard 27; Greg Saue 38t; Kathy Vlach 323t; David Wright 209; Adam Berey 430; Lucinda Larsen Saue 463; John Berendzen 39; Desirae Fendel 344; Kate Coxon 332; Kate Fortin 45b; Bruce Rowland 336b; Steve Helwig 95b; Destiny Woods 96; Erik Schwab 98; Marla Elliott and Molly Staley 518; Kelly Kennedy 416t; Peter Schinske 500.

RECESS

Kathy Vlach called the class to order leading 391. Leaders: Cornelia Stanton 229; Kevin Beirne 338 (for Henry Johnson); Kim Kankiewicz and Kate Fine 324; Kevin Barrans 215; Nancy Price and William Lange 572; Marie Brandis 216; Lindy Groening 567; Laura McMurray 89; Bob Schinske 512; Ana Tighe 571; Clarissa Fetrow 137; Evelyn Lamb and Morgan Cesa 514; William Price and William Lange 559; Riley Lee 503; Betsy Jeronen 41; Erika Wilson 563; Claire Hogan 201; Stephen Tarr 133; Linda Berkemeier 94; Robin Bisson 276; Kate Fine 369; Eric Holt 411; Desirae Fendel and Janet Shelstad 393; Karen Willard 401 (for Johnny Lee); Peter Schinske 449; David Wright 505; John Berendzen 447b. Greg Saue asked a blessing on the noon meal.

LUNCH

Karen Willard opened the afternoon session leading 58. Leaders: Adam Berey 448; Marie Brandis 280; Steve Helwig 182; Kate Coxon 464; Kathy Vlach 508; Erika Wilson 511t; Clarissa Fetrow 380t; Riley Lee 569; Kevin Barrans 395b; Kelly Kennedy 497; Evelyn Lamb 315; Mother Felicitas 441; Erik Schwab 397; Claire Hogan 54t; John Wiens 384; William Price 515; Robin Bisson 356; Lindy Groening 580; Greg Saue 573.

RECESS

Kathy Vlach brought the class back to order by leading 145b. Leaders: Destiny Woods 594; Marla Elliott 587; Kevin Beirne 203; Sharon Kermiet 375; Linda Berkemeier 148; Darlene Simpson-Brown 195; Nancy Price 198; Lucinda Larsen Saue 155; Laura McMurray 111b; Karen Willard and Roberta Starkey 380b; Kate Fine and Kristina Moen 199; Mother Felicitas 49b; Bob Schinske 101t; Molly Staley 45t; Cornelia Stanton 507b; Stephen Tarr 292b; Eric Holt 341; Ana Tighe 112; Bruce Rowland 570; Betsy Jeronen 273; John Wiens 67.

There were sixty-six singers present from seven states, the District of Columbia, and two Canadian provinces. Karen Willard and Kathy Vlach led 147 as the closing song. The class was dismissed with prayer offered by Greg Saue.

Co-Chairpersons—Kathy Vlach and Karen Willard; Secretary—David Wright