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Christmas Harp Singing

The Evergreen State College, Olympia, Washington

Saturday, December 30, 2017

The 4th annual Christmas Harp All-Day Singing was held at The Evergreen State College, Olympia, Washington. The class was called to order by Marla Elliott leading 46. Karen Willard offered the opening prayer.

Leaders: Kate Fortin 63 (ACH); Karen Willard 9 (ACH); Miranda Elliott Rader 90 (ACH); Colette LaViollette 3 (ACH); Ben MacSpadden 339; Ana Tighe 82 (ACH); Bob Schinske 4 (ACH); Matthew MacLellan 116 (ACH); Jean Squires 106; Lu Zeng 85 (ACH); Cornelia Stanton 113 (ACH); Kate Coxon 39 (ACH); Bill Huot and Marla Elliott 48 (ACH); Nancy Novotny 24 (ACH); Kathy Vlach and Ashley Thomas 60 (ACH); Darlene Simpson Brown 125 (ACH); Eric Schwab 8 (ACH); Linda Berkemeier 46 (ACH).

The following officers were appointed in the business session: Chairman—Marla Elliott; Treasurer—Miranda Elliott Rader; Chaplain—Karen Willard; Secretaries—Jenna Lavaud and Joli Sandoz.

RECESS

Kate Fine called the class to order leading 346. Leaders: David Wright 91; Kari Lundgren 38 (ACH); Kevin Barrans 43 (ACH); Anne Huckins 74 (ACH); Susan Helf 10 (ACH); Steve Cackley 130 (ACH); Jennifer Jones 81 (ACH); Jack Lofton 122 (ACH); Karen Willard 129 (ACH); Matthew MacLellan 302; Kate Coxon 102; Miranda Elliott Rader 88 (ACH); Nancy Novotny 144; Bob Schinske 100 (ACH); Collette LaViollette 324.

RECESS

The class was called to order by Darlene Simpson Brown leading 30t. Leaders: Ana Tighe 56 (ACH); David Wright 126 (ACH); Lu Zeng 73 (ACH); Kate Fine 104 (ACH); Andy Lai and Marla Elliott 269; Erik Schwab 32 (ACH); Cornelia Stanton 118 (ACH); Anne Huckins 28 (ACH); Steve Cackley 52 (ACH); Kari Lundgren 98 (ACH); Linda Berkemeier 38t; Kevin Barrans 102 (ACH). Karen Willard asked a blessing on the noon meal.

LUNCH

Jack Lofton led 89 (ACH) to bring the class to order. Leaders: Jennifer Jones 61 (ACH); David Wright 333; Kathy Vlach 31 (ACH); Susan Helf 62 (ACH); Erik Schwab 19 (ACH); Matthew MacLellan 96 (ACH); Kari Lundgren 92 (ACH); Cornelia Stanton 65 (ACH); Miranda Elliott Rader 36 (ACH); Darlene Simpson Brown 50 (ACH); Kate Coxon 2 (ACH); Kevin Barrans 114 (ACH); Lu Zeng 54 (ACH); Ana Tighe 196; Bob Schinske 99 (ACH); Karen Willard 64 (ACH); Steve Cackley 37 (ACH); Linda Berkemeier 103 (ACH); Nancy Novotny 105 (ACH); Kate Fine 120 (ACH); Anne Huckins 59; Marla Elliott 162; Ben MacSpadden 410t.

RECESS

Matthew MacLellan led 138b to call the class back together. Leaders: Susan Helf 84 (ACH); Jack Lofton 70 (ACH); Jennifer Jones 475; Rodman Campbell 39t; Andy Lai 38b; Kari Lundgren 41 (ACH); Kathy Vlach 25 (ACH); Miranda Elliott Rader 1 (ACH); David Wright 138t; Darlene Simpson Brown 400; Kevin Barrans 337.

After announcements, Marla Elliott led 267 as the closing song, and those who wished took the parting hand. Karen Willard dismissed the class with a closing prayer.

Chairman—Marla Elliott; Secretaries—Jenna Lavaud and Joli Sandoz