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Southern Wisconsin Singing

Plum Grove Church, Folklore Village Farm, Dodgeville, Wisconsin

Saturday, November 12, 2016

The 30th annual Southern Wisconsin All-Day Singing was held at Plum Grove Church on Saturday before the second Sunday in November. Peter Bradley called the class to order leading 59. Carole Briggs offered the opening prayer.

Leaders: Thad Walker 150; Carl Houtman 171; David Hoffelt 169; Marjorie Matthews 455; Peggy Brayfield 547; Paul Wyatt 476; John Seaton 99; Eleanor Haase 270; Jeff Bell 540; Penny Kujawinski 372; Martha Henderson 183; Paula Picton 182; Steven Schmidgall 147t; Elise delMas 466; Matt Wells 203; Ted Mercer 376; Gillian Inksetter 202; Alec Jenkins-White 481; Jacob Kiakahi 77t.

The following officers and committee members were elected to serve: Chairman—Nancy Parsons; Arranging Officer—James Page; Finance Committee—Marjorie Matthews and Charles Morgan; Memorial Committee—Sarah Reed, David Hoffelt, and Terese Hoffelt; Chaplains—Carl Houtman and Carole Briggs; Secretary—Carole Briggs.

RECESS

Steven Schmidgall called the class to order leading 146. Leaders: Ginny Landgraf 385t; Jan May 532; Sam Singleton-Freeman 504; Joel Menk 131t; Micah Sommersmith “Woolman”; Helen Tester 72b; Ben Copenhaver 572; AnnaLeigh Smith 185.

Sarah Reed, David Hoffelt, and Terese Hoffelt conducted the memorial lesson. Sarah led 84 for the following sick and shut-ins: Buz Coker, Raymond Cott-Meisell, James Parsons, Hanora Parsons, Bob Casper, Michael Appert, Julie Thompson, Paul Wilson, and Melanie Hauff.

Sarah led 122 for the deceased. David and Terese read the lesson in memory of the following deceased: Jim Magnuson—Missouri; Johnny Lee—Georgia; John Kenna Henderson, Eleanor Zelliot, and Bob Crow—Minnesota; Nancy Becknell—Wisconsin; Charlie Derleth—Missouri; B.M. Smith—Georgia; Janelle Davis and Edgar Houston Martin—Illinois; Max Stackhouse—Massachusetts. Carl Houtman closed the memorial service with prayer.

Leaders: Noelle Copeland 425; Karen Swenson 549; Steven Levine 473; Stephanie Copenhaver 228; Lori Graber 39b. Carl Houtman offered prayer before the noon meal.

LUNCH

Steven Levine called the class to order leading 29t. Leaders: Anna Pfau 426b; Jim Page 272; Hans Guttmann 480; Colette Miller 436; Midge Olsen 362; Michael Moore “Sardis”; Francis Gurtz 128; Jan Ketelle 368; Marjorie Matthews 369; Jim Pfau and Steven Schmidgall 496; Christine Stevens 340; Claudia Egelhoff 571; Gordon Olsen 497; Jeanette Nelson 472; Lisa Grayson 288; Denise Kania 564; Lou Kujawinski 212.

RECESS

David Hoffelt called the class to order leading 164. Leaders: Linda Selph 456; Jim Crawford 546; David Barford 274t; Jonathon Smith 298; Nancy Parsons 178; Debbie Barford 163b; Julie Vea 392; Carl Houtman 148; Jan May 454; Paula Picton 384; Penny Kujawinski 474; Gillian Inksetter 269; Lou Kujawinski 475; Anna Pfau 302; Steven Levine 192; Midge Olsen 344; Ginny Landgraf 442; Matt Wells 176b.

The Chairman thanked everyone who made the singing a success. Announcements were made.

Nancy Parsons led 267 as the closing song. Carole Briggs dismissed the class with prayer.

Chairman—Nancy Parsons; Secretary—Carole Briggs