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Feast and Fasola

Home of Mark and Lori Graber, Delavan, Illinois

Saturday, January 21, 2017

The annual Feast and FaSoLa Singing, held each year on Saturday before the fourth Sunday in January, was called to order by Lori Graber leading 56t. Mark Graber offered the opening prayer.

Leaders: Mary Huffman 48t; Stephen Huffman 32t; Terry Hogg 523; Anne Drexler 335; Shirley Figura 36b; John Huffman 344; Paul Figura 38t; Mark Graber 66; Ted Mercer 145 (MH); Nelson Bond 172; Peggy Brayfield 569t; Becky Browne 564; Janet Fraembs 532; Mary Huffman 479; John Seaton 180 (MH); Presley Barker 505; Don Bardsley 86; Stephen Huffman 131b; Terry Hogg 135 (MH); Lamar Schlabach 47b.


The class was called back to order by Lori Graber leading 334. Leaders: Shirley Figura 67; Anne Drexler 87; John Huffman 29t; Paul Figura “Webster Groves” (composed by R.L. Vaughn as a gift to the St. Louis Sacred Harp Singers); Mark Graber 63; Ted Mercer 324 (for Steven Craig Miller); Nelson Bond 153 (for his parents); Peggy Brayfield 138 (MH); Becky Browne 430; Janet Fraembs 150 (for Karen Hojnacki and Linda Austin); Mary Huffman 13 (MH); John Seaton 152; Presley Barker 501; Don Bardsley 120; Stephen Huffman 155; Terry Hogg 142 (MH) (for Berkley Moore and Conrad Wetzel); Lamar Schlabach 47t; Shirley Figura 565; Anne Drexler 268; John Huffman 269. Lori Graber and the class sang 164 (MH) as table grace.


The afternoon session was called to order by Terry Hogg leading 147 (MH). Leaders: Paul Figura 209; Mark Graber 127 (MH); Ted Mercer 71 (MH); Nelson Bond 154; Lori Graber 128 (MH); Peggy Brayfield 8 (MH); Becky Browne 211; John Seaton 145t; Mary Huffman “St. Louis” (also composed by R.L. Vaughn for the St. Louis singers); Presley Barker 201; Don Bardsley 213b; Stephen Huffman 73t; Terry Hogg 27 (MH); Lamar Schlabach 68b; Shirley Figura 51 (MH); Anne Drexler 99; John Huffman 195; Paul Figura 332.


The final session began with Mark Graber leading 551. Leaders: Ted Mercer 61 (MH); Nelson Bond 159; Lori Graber 556; Peggy Brayfield 139 (MH); Becky Browne 142; John Seaton 62 (MH); Mary Huffman 528; Presley Barker and Barbara Chopin 131 (MH); Don Bardsley 105; Stephen Huffman 362; Terry Hogg 162 (MH); Lamar Schlabach 149 (MH); Shirley Figura 163b; Anne Drexler 277.

Announcements were made, and included a special thank you to the Grabers for their generous hospitality and to others who helped make the day a success. The class took the parting hand while singing 347. John Huffman offered the closing prayer.

Chairman—Lori Graber; Secretary—Martha Tyner