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Fox Valley Folk Festival Singing

Island Park, Geneva, Illinois

Sunday, September 2, 2018

The Fox Valley Folk Festival Singing was held on Sunday before Labor Day at Island Park in Geneva, Illinois, as part of the 42nd annual Fox Valley Folk Festival.

The morning session was scheduled for 11:00 a.m. but started late with only four singers and no secretary. More singers gradually joined, but we stopped at 11:45 a.m. to let the next scheduled group have the singing space.


For the afternoon session, Jim Helke called the class to order at 12:45 p.m., and led 45t. Leaders: Matthew Siefert 63; Bob Borcherding 155; Anne Missavage 28b; Eileen Ferguson 36b; Debbie Barford 178; Sue Kessel 268; Dave Barford 37b; Kris Richardson 195; Jim Helke 86; Hugh Miller 38b; Kenan Serenbetz 33b; Ted Mercer 299; Matthew Siefert 29t; Pamela Iten 393; Bob Borcherding 569b; Debbie Barford 547; Larry Hale 479; Debbie Kanfer 72b; Brittany Siefert 354b; Eileen Ferguson 344. Hugh Miller led 209 to close the singing at 2:00 p.m.

Chairman—Jim Helke; Secretaries—Bob Borcherding and Eileen Ferguson