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Fox Valley Folk Festival Singing

Island Park, Geneva, Illinois

Sunday, September 4, 2016

The Fox Valley Folk Festival Singing was held on Sunday before Labor Day at Island Park in Geneva, Illinois, as part of the Fox Valley Folk Festival. Mary Rogel called the class to order at 11:00 a.m., and led 73b.

Leaders: Judy Hauff 37b; Jerry Gripshover 99; Jim Helke 100; Sally Youngquist 229; Jim Lawrie 148; James Page 272; Orwin Youngquist 81t; Ted Mercer 300; Eileen Ferguson 36b; Carole Briggs 63; Erica Detemmermen 189; Mary Rogel 210; Beverley Enright 107.

LUNCH

Susan Kaufmann brought the class back to order leading 479. Leaders: Judy Hauff 155; Beverley Enright 441; Sophie Netcel 277; Sally Youngquist 49b; Laura 159; Amrit Singh 268; Jerry Gripshover 178.

Jim Helke gave a brief introduction to shape note singing for newcomers, and led 125.

Leaders: Jim Lawrie 282; Sara 105; Jan Debakk 188; Sue Kessel 547; Ted Mercer 276; James Page 284; Matthew Seacrest 133; Michael Apert 270; Joe Maltese 47t; Dave Barford 209; Grace 186.

Announcements were made. Debbie Barford led 29t as the closing song. The class was dismissed with a prayer.

Chairman—Mary Rogel; Secretary—Eileen Ferguson