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Yellow Springs

Friends Meeting House, Yellow Springs, Ohio

October 11, 1997

The fifteenth semi-annual Yellow Springs singing was called to order by John Bealle leading song on page 84.

The class organized by electing the following officers: Chairman—John Bealle; Secretary—Paul Foster; Arranging Committee—Linda Coppock.

Leaders: Marlene Rust 66, 276; Linda Coppock 313b, 196; Paul Foster 29t, 312b; David Rust 34t, 373; David Wright 53, 39t; Pauline Childers 137, 212; Henry Schuman 81t, 388; Mike Hieber 448b, 445.

RECESS

John Bealle called the class back to order leading song on page 146. Leaders: Debbie Hall 147t, 284; Charles Wells 551, 38b; Bob Swope 293, 192; Eloise Clark 344, 475; Fred Todt 481, 480; Barbara Bowers 348t, 497; Stephanie Hysmith 74b, 269; Charles Knecht 397, 453. The class was dismissed for lunch with prayer by Charles Knecht.

LUNCH

John Bealle called the class back to order leading song on page 34b. Leaders: Xander Knecht 100; Kathy Knecht 477; John Bayer 417, 458; John Bealle 234, 217; Marlene Rust 107; Paul Foster 332; Pauline Childers 318; Linda Coppock 542; David Rust 365; David Wright 442; Michael Darby 504; Mike Hieber 142; Debbie Hall 45t.

RECESS

Linda Coppock called the class back to order leading song on page 71. Leaders: Charles Wells 49b; Bob Swope 198; Eloise Clark and Pauline Childers 216, 498; Henry Schuman 102; Fred Todt 85; Barbara Bowers 155; Stephanie Hysmith 148; Charles Knecht 430; John Bayer 503; Kathy Knecht 183; Michael Darby and Laura Russell 535; Marlene Rust 28t; John Bealle 543.

RECESS

The class reassembled to sing songs from the Cooper Book. Leaders: Henry Schuman 500, 571; Pauline Childers 572; John Bayer 422t, 392; John Bealle 140; Linda Coppock 393t; Fred Todt 163b; John Bayer 497.

The class concluded the afternoon by singing from the Denson Book. Leaders: David Rust 144; Bob Swoper 178; Paul Foster 377; Charles Wells 569b; David Wright 434; Cleve and Janet Callison 84; Henry Schuman and Pauline Childers 114, 288; Stephanie Hysmith 267; John Bayer 385b; John Bealle 347. The class was dismissed with prayer by Paul Foster.

Chairman—John Bealle; Secretary—Paul Foster.