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Central Ontario Singing

Detweiler Meetinghouse, North Dumfries, Ontario

Saturday, August 27, 2016

The 13th annual Central Ontario All-Day Singing was called to order at 9:30 a.m. by Frances Miller and Frank Griggs leading 48t. The opening prayer was offered by Will Fitzgerald.

The following officers were appointed to serve: Chairpersons—Frances Miller and Frank Griggs; Secretary and Arranging Officer—Gillian Inksetter; Treasurers—Anne Evers and Tom Evers.

Leaders: Frances Miller and Frank Griggs 40; Gillian Inksetter 52t; Naomi Duguid 503; Hugh Thomas 84, 474; Tom Evers 35, 501; Brian How 107, 143; Jan May 569b, 538; Cecelia Kramer 464, 556; Lyn Caswell 122, 475; Bill Beverly 546, 547; Elizabeth Barlow 86, 228; Ginny Landgraf 383, 480 (for Janelle Davis); Anne Evers 183; Cora Wareh 121, 481; Barbara Hohenstein 506, 445.

RECESS

Ellen Torrie brought the class to order by leading 64. Leaders: Pleasance Crawford 350, 502; Steve Rogers 229, 68b; Martha Beverly 528, 318; Nicoletta Rogers 33b, 299; Larry Devine and Jan May 47b, 63; Bess Fitzgerald 179, 452; Anne Evers, Tom Evers, and Laura Roberts 180; Daniel Allen and Frank Griggs 276, 154; James Page 505, 216; Brad Young 155, 49b.

The memorial lesson was conducted by Will Fitzgerald and Jessica Johnson. Will spoke, and Jessica led 47t in honor of the sick and shut-ins. Jessica spoke, and Will led 448t in memory of the deceased.

Frank Griggs led “Lutheran Table Grace” to the tune of 49t as a sung blessing before dinner.

LUNCH

Chuck Crawford brought the class to order by leading 117. Leaders: Gerry Hoffman 278t, 540; Giles Simmer, Alexander Simmer, and Gillian Inksetter 171, 178; Dean Knuth 476, 479; Greg Jenkins, Angela Jenkins, and Heather Jenkins 72b, 472; Chuck Crawford 66, 87; Ted Mercer 444, 569t; Stephanie Fida 297, 498; Steve Rogers and Nicoletta Rogers 86 (HS); Laura Roberts 147t, 369; Will Fitzgerald 567, 102.

RECESS

Pleasance Crawford brought the class to order by leading 29t. Leaders: Sam Sommers 437, 422; Linda Selph 82t, 430; Liz Yeats 496; Liz Yeats and Anne Evers 236; Dan Brown 45t, 105; Jamie Yeats 303, 148; Sue Woodward 344; Sue Woodward and Jan May 497; Marian Mitchell 334, 323b; Ellen Torrie 457; Ellen Torrie and Jan May 146.

Frank and Frances thanked all who helped make the singing a success. The Treasurers reported that expenses had been met. The Secretary reported that sixty-five singers from seven states and three provinces had led eighty-three songs.

Following announcements, Frances Miller and Frank Griggs led 347 as the closing song. The closing prayer was offered by Will Fitzgerald, and the class was dismissed.

Chairpersons—Frances Miller and Frank Griggs; Secretary—Gillian Inksetter