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Rhode Island Christian Harmony Singing

Saylesville Friends Meeting House, Lincoln, Rhode Island

Saturday, June 23, 2018

For the second year local singers welcomed guests to the Rhode Island Christian Harmony All-Day Singing, held in Lincoln, Rhode Island. All song selections were from The Christian Harmony, 2010 Revision. Laura Hodges called the class to order leading 67t. Liz Cantrell offered the opening prayer.

Leaders: Vale Cofer-Shabica 70b; Lynne deBenedette 159t; Liz Cantrell 21; Mike Richards 402b; Liz Patton 135; Charles Biada 332; Molly Ellis 184; Philippa Stoddard 281b; Ivy Hauser 36t; Bill Holt 128t; Alice Beattie 422t; MB Gowins 326; Chuck Micciche 117; Tristan Gordon 121t; Ron Trial 109; Carol Huang 493b.


Vale Cofer-Shabica called the class back to order leading 142. Leaders: Jennie Brown 54; Erik-Dardan Ymeraga 16; John Giles 416t; Vicki Hayes 13; Ian Quinn 417b; Becky Wright 450b; Chris Noren 172; Katy Hunter 131; Cat Walsh 143; Stefani Priskos 167t; Stina Soderling 419t; Angharad Davis 432b; Chris Cotter 100; Jane Cannon 455b; Nancy Mandel 265; Shannon Primm 44b.


Liz Cantrell called the class back together by leading 185. Leaders: Molly Ellis 64; Kerry Cullinan 189; Gwen Gethner 166; Jesse Beller 145b; Bill Holt 276; Jason Woofenden 91; Alice Beattie 1; Patrick Friesen 164b; Mike Richards 355; Liz Patton 130b; Tara Mulder 510b; Ivy Hauser 138; Lynne deBenedette 52; Charles Biada 192; Ron Trial 356; Laura Hodges 447. Liz Cantrell offered the prayer before the noon meal.


Philippa Stoddard called the class back to order leading 114. Leaders: Chris Noren 372; Stefani Priskos 85; Becky Wright 74; John Giles 168b; Cat Walsh 511; MB Gowins 362; Tristan Gordon 124; Katy Hunter 154; Carol Huang 176; Jane Cannon 316; Stina Soderling 509b; Ian Quinn 203; Gwen Gethner 170; Shannon Primm 15; Chris Cotter 308; Jesse Beller 549b; Angharad Davis 252.


Tristan Gordon called the class back to order by leading 207b. Leaders: Kerry Cullinan 365; Patrick Friesen 123; Nancy Mandel 546b; Erik-Dardan Ymeraga 548; Ivy Hauser and Becky Wright 197; Tara Mulder 438; Vicki Hayes 146b; Stina Soderling 8; Katy Hunter and Chris Cotter 307; Shannon Primm 354; Chuck Micciche and Liz Cantrell 171; John Giles and Carol Huang 180; Jane Cannon 133; Alice Beattie and Stefani Priskos 61t; Chris Noren 274; Gwen Gethner and Charles Biada 364; Jennie Brown 336t.

Laura Hodges thanked those present for coming to the singing, and the officers and volunteers for their efforts. Treasurer Mike Richards reported that all expenses had been met. The Secretary reported that a total of forty-eight people were in attendance, and thirty-nine leaders led eighty-seven songs. Announcements were made.

Laura Hodges and Vale Cofer-Shabica led 11 as the closing song. Liz Cantrell offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Laura Hodges; Vice Chairman—Vale Cofer-Shabica; Secretary—Lynne deBenedette