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Maine Singing

Old Town House, Union, Maine

Saturday, July 22, 2017

The 15th session of the Maine All-Day Singing took place on Saturday before the fourth Sunday in July. Pleasance Crawford called the class to order leading 77b. Corrone Bryant offered the opening prayer.

Leaders: Rachel Taylor 40; Anna Kellar 48t; Elizabeth Stoddard 32t; Scott Harriman 36b; Sara Sandberg 144; Jesse Flynn 37b; Peter Golden 56t; Jesse Vear 511; Corrone Bryant 569b; Andy Alter 160b; Robert Stoddard 52b; Eric Sandberg 564; Isabelle Gervais Chapman 270; Chris Noren 282; Liz Cantrell 475; Scott Luscombe 528; Kathe Pilobosian 422; Chuck Micciche 424; Mary Jean McCarthy 373; John Travers 150.


Robert Stoddard called the class back together by leading 73t. Leaders: Sara Lott 399b; Jennie Brown 286; Porter James 334; Bill Holt 340; Sara Sandberg and Eric Sandberg 68b; Alice Beattie 187; Mary Skidmore 538; George Sigut 56b; Zoe Madonna 426b; John Hughes 501.

Pat Callahan conducted the memorial lesson and led 50b for the following sick and shut-ins: Ina Ames, Ron Bornick, Margaret Bornick, Dorothy Connor, Pat Hi, Barbara Kowolski, Joseph Lewis, Curtis Owen, Edith Owen, Roz Payne, Mike Ramsey, Betty Shea, Cindy Wasson, Ron Woodson, and Jane Yaple.

She then led 454 in memory of the following deceased: John Bayer, Loraine Bayer, Beth Drummond, and Ervine Frankel—Ohio; Pat Colterahn—Vermont; Ruth Hooke, John Dane, Virginia Linehan, and Bob Storry—Massachusetts; Rebecca Gibbs—Missouri; Jane Goforth—Texas; Jean Comfort Hallowell—Pennsylvania; Igor Konrska—Prague, Czech Republic; Johnny Lee and Delorese Lee—Georgia; Barry Redlich—New York; Willow Schwartz—Maine; Michael Sensor—Florida; Evelyn Tornabane—Iowa; Charles Wells—Minnesota. Dick Sanner closed the memorial service with prayer.

Leaders: Philippa Stoddard 418; Alexa Gilmore 400; Charles Biada 411; Patrick Friesen 103. Liz Cantrell asked a blessing before the midday meal.


Ethan McNerney called the class back together by leading 324. Leaders: Keillor Mose 380; Ruth Wampler 548; Erik-Dardan Ymeraga 34t; Kevin Barrans 131t; Allison Steel 384; Mike Richards 543; Kevin Shaw 124; Emma Rose Brown 546; Joel Bassett 197; Terry Ryan 532; Laura Hodges 436; Chris Nicholson 477; Joanne Fuller 129; Leonard Spencer 245; Aldo Ceresa 500; MB Gowins 396; Philippe Doyle-Gosselin 228; Jon Giles 298.


Peter Golden called the class back together by leading 145b. Leaders: James Baumgartner 272; Christina Wallin 106; Leon Pulsinelle 212; Ina Shea 342; Solon Gordon 141; Celia Divine 70b; Chris Holley 441; Emily Hancock 288; Donna Carlson 378t; Jonathan Spencer 365; Emma Swartz 186; Annie Nixon 312b; Doron Henkin 434; Joan Frankel 414; Elizabeth Stoddard and Corrone Bryant 235; Ben Bath 512; Bobbie Goodell 174; Kerry Cullinan 163b; Debby Bliss 472; David Bliss 474.

During a short business meeting, reports were heard from the Resolutions Committee, the Treasurers, and the Secretary. There were 105 singers registered from twelve states and three Canadian provinces and seventy-seven songs had been sung. Jesse Vear was acclaimed chairman of the 2018 Maine All-Day Singing.

Pleasance Crawford and the other officers led 62 as the closing song. Joanne Fuller offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Pleasance Crawford; Secretary—Rachel Taylor