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Willard Birthday Singing (Cooper Book)

Buckley Senior Center, Buckley, Washington

Sunday, August 21, 2016

The 7th annual Willard Birthday Singing held on the third Sunday in August, using the Cooper Book and a Hymnary of Willard family favorites, was called to order by Karen Willard and Kathy Vlach leading “How Cheering Is The Christian’s Hope”. Nancy Price offered the opening prayer.

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

Leaders: Kathy Vlach “Ellacombe”; Nancy Price “When the Roll Is Called Up Yonder”; Karen Willard “Jewels”; Kate Coxon “Abide With Me”; Bob Schinske 63; Laura McMurray 30b; Bruce Rowland 478; Marla Elliott 519; Clarissa Fetrow 383; Erik Schwab “Sine Nomine”; Linda Berkemeier “Fairest Lord Jesus”; Darlene Simpson-Brown 581; Destiny Woods and Doug Woods “Seeking the Lost”; Lucinda Larsen Saue “The Lord Bless You and Keep You”; Shannon McGuire 268b; John Wiens 68t; Ana Tighe 398b; Anne Huckins 288; Steve Helwig 29b.


Karen Willard brought the class to order leading 510. Leaders: Erika Wilson “Where We’ll Never Grow Old”; Thom Fahrbach 404; Cornelia Stanton 55; Adam Berey 583; Karen Willard “Willard” (by Robert Vaughn, for Barbara Willard); singers with August birthdays “Happy Birthday”; Jinx McGuire 300; Kevin Barrans 269; Sharon Kermiet 327; Kevin Beirne 421; Eric Holt 567; Evelyn Lamb 552; Greg Saue 507b; Lindy Groening 584; Desirae Fendel 508; Kramer Klein 311; Claire Hogan 53; Riley Lee 414; Kate Fine and Mother Felicitas 450; David Wright 524; William Price and Doug Woods 229; Wing Mui 155; Kathy Vlach “Leoni”; Anne Huckins 200; Lucinda Larsen Saue “Tallis’ Canon”; Bruce Rowland 571; Darlene Simpson-Brown “Sweet Hour of Prayer”; Ana Tighe 372. Nancy Price offered prayer before the noon meal.


Kathy Vlach called the class back to order leading 339. Leaders: Brad Knoke 504t; Clarissa Fetrow 419; John Wiens and Zoe Scofield 361; Sharon Kermiet and Erik Schwab “Cascadia” (by Kevin Barrans); Steve Helwig 272; Evelyn Lamb 156; Riley Lee 168; Lindy Groening 133; Kevin Barrans 95t; Erika Wilson and David Wright 590; David Wright 527; Kevin Beirne 99; Claire Hogan 77t; Thom Fahrbach 357 (in memory of Oliver Kindig-Stokes); Jinx McGuire 148; Cornelia Stanton 391; Greg Saue 451; Nancy Price “Count Your Blessings”; Eric Holt 390; Mother Felicitas 159.


Karen Willard opened the last session leading “Revive Us Again”.

Leaders: Bob Schinske 505 (for Sophia Schinske); Kate Coxon 536 (for Pat Coghlan); Marla Elliott 235; William Price 217; Laura McMurray 422b; Kramer Klein 417; Destiny Woods 282; Kate Fine and Melissa Stephenson 408; Wing Mui 492; Shannon McGuire 172; Adam Berey “Now the Day Is Over”; Linda Berkemeier “Homeward Bound”; Karen Willard and Riley Lee 203.

Following announcements, Karen Willard and Kathy Vlach led “God Be With You”, and Nancy Price closed the singing with prayer.

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