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Maine Singing

Old Town House, Union, Maine

Saturday, July 21, 2018

The 16th session of the Maine All-Day Singing was held on Saturday before the fourth Sunday in July. Jesse Vear called the class to order leading 30t. Joanne Fuller offered the opening prayer.

Leaders: Peter Golden 501; Elizabeth Stoddard 39t; Kerry Cullinan 49t; Scott Harriman 84; Annie Nixon 146; Jesse Flynn 111b; Pleasance Crawford 468; Ethan McNerney 159; Bobbie Goodell 344; David Bliss 66; Sue Peters 271t; Bruce Voyles 163b; Sumner Roberts 216; Margaret Hughes 106; George Sigut 107; Emily Hancock 87; Kris Paprocki 329; Sara Sandberg 354t; Celia Devine 429; Aldo Ceresa 556.


Eric Sandberg called the class back together by leading 82t. Leaders: Em Ekelund 472; Scott Luscombe 548; Liz Cantrell 500; Annie Nixon 56b; Bill Holt 376; Lloy Cook 276; Patrick Friesen 482; Joan Frankel 143; Ryan Nash 272; Liora O’Donnell Goldensher 328; Philippe Doyle-Gosselin 89; Miriam Delirium 278t; John Hughes 330b.

Chris Holley led 34t for the following sick and shut-ins: Cherry Hodges Casey, Rick Johnson, Bob Frankel, Dorothy Connor, Curtis Owen, Mike Hinton, Floyd Nicholson, Benjamin Landrus, Regina Gilbert, Don Bowen, Corrone Bryant, Ruth Anne Bryant, and Ester Wildey.

Laura Hodges conducted the memorial lesson, and led 448b in memory of the following deceased: Daphene Causey—Alabama; Stacy Phillips—Connecticut; Darrell Swarens—Indiana; Keith MacAdam—Kentucky; Alice McRae—Maine; Robert Hancock—Maryland; Mary Ellen Schrock, Jean Fleming, Herb Erikssen, and Harry Roy—New York; Elizabeth Rechenberg and Judith McDowell—Ohio; Steve Helwig—Oregon; Marilyn Damaskos—Pennsylvania; Edith Owen—Texas; Tom Wells—Vermont; June Drummond—Virginia; Lyle Meeks—Manitoba.

Kerry Cullinan closed the memorial service with a prayer.

Leaders: Mary Skidmore 564; Keillor Mose 189; Gwen Gethner 228; Derek Buckland 275t; Erin Fulton 57; Will Reilly 235; Molly Ellis 200. Liz Cantrell asked a blessing before the midday meal.


Chuck Crawford and Pleasance Crawford called the class back together by leading 40. Leaders: Jennie Brown 430; Joanne Fuller 192; Chris Noren 155; Inga Huebner 120; Lynne deBenedette 30b; Leonard Spencer 547; Laura Hodges 392; Sunny Doyle 59; Chris Nicholson 34b; Laura Clampitt 35; Pat Callahan 532; Jonathan Spencer 431; MB Gowins 475; Elsa Phemayotin 419; Charles Biada 530; Isabelle Gervais Chapman 378t; Pippa Stoddard 534; Eric Sandberg 421; Emma Schwartz 72b; Anne Kazlauskas 447; George Pomfret 196.


Kerry Cullinan and Donna Carlson called the class back together by leading 162. Leaders: Rachel Taylor 148; Henry Schuman 300; Abbie Talbot 327; Debbie Bliss 313b; Margaret Hughes 287; Chris Nicholson 212; Inge Huebner 297; Chris Holley 396; Erin Fulton 313t; Sue Peters 82b; Chris Holley, Kathe Pilobosian, Elizabeth Stoddard and Peter Golden 524 (for Corrone Bryant); George Sigut 38t; Lloy Cook 452; Derek Buckland 230; Liz Cantrell 569t; John Hughes 486; Ryan Nash 71; Mary Skidmore 77t; Elsa Phemayotin 375; Scott Luscombe 506; Pat Callahan 99.

A business meeting convened and chose Eric Sandberg as chairman of the 2019 Maine All-Day Singing. There were ninety-four registered singers from thirteen states, two Canadian provinces, and two other countries. Jesse Vear and the other officers led 62 as the closing song. Joanne Fuller dismissed the class with prayer.

Chairman—Jesse Vear; Secretary—Peter Golden