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Berkshire Foothills Singing

Old Meeting House, Granville, Massachusetts

Saturday, November 10, 2018

The Berkshire Foothills All-Day Singing was held on Saturday before the second Sunday in November. The class was called to order by Lilly Israel leading 131b. Micah John Walter offered the opening prayer. Leaders: Lily Bell 171; Kit Walsh 72b; Jeremy Galvagni 99; Rachel Stevens 361; Paul Robinson 280; Rebecca Hawkins 230; Margaret Hughes 287; Chris Geissler 107; John Holbrook 354 (t? b?); Rachel Field 278 (t? b?); Julia Seidenstein 542; Chris Frantz-Dale 105; Ron Trial 369; Jonas 198; Joanne Fuller 460; Leonard Spencer 518; Crispin Youngberg 326.

RECESS

The class was brought to order by Liz Patton leading 77b. Leaders: Christopher Kain 227; Sally Langendorf 34t; George Sigut 178; Margaret Youngberg 426b; John Martin 515; Gerald Clark 511; Ruby Francis and Devereaux Fuller 388; Bill Holt 384; Sue Peters 271t; Corey Walters 333; Laura Timmerman 228; Richard Schmeidler 254; Al McCready 270; Jennie Brown 192.

RECESS

The class was called to order by Tarik Wareh leading 47b. Leaders: Rachel Taylor 133; Kerry Cullinan 168; Andal Sundaramurthy 179; Ron Woodland 479; Leah Velleman 423; Ryan Nash 272; Wendy Sibbison 316; David Rosenberg 363 (?).

Ivy Hauser led 39b in honor of the following sick and shut-ins: Katherine Glatter, Carol Holt, Ron Bornick, Margaret Bornick, Cindy Small, Chloe Rombach, Don Bowen, Corrone Bryant, Ruth Ann Bryant, Peter Golden, Amy Wootten, Keith Brown, Charlene Wallace, Pat McDonogh, and Maggie Smith.

Linda Shea conducted the memorial lesson, and led 390 in remembrance of the following deceased: Joe Compton and Walter Colteryahn—Vermont; Janet Shea, Joyous Fox-Sky, Elliot Ross, and Bob Rundquist—Massachusetts; Michael Kaye, Mary Ellen Schrock, Harry Roy, Tom Cuite, Emily Ostermann, Bob Ostermann, and Jean Fleming—New York; Freddie Briggs—Florida; Steve Helwig—Oregon; Tommy Lefthand—New Mexico; Stacy Phillips—Connecticut; Reba Bowen—North Carolina; Daphene Causey, Arthur Gilmore, and Glenda Hopper—Alabama; Louise Holland and Andy Worthington—Georgia; Robert Francis—Maine; Lyle Meeks—Canada; Gary Ryan, Sr.—Mississippi. Ivy Hauser offered a prayer to close the memorial session.

Leaders: Christine Andrews 30t; Nic Tuff 399t; Ian Quinn 123t; Barbara Swetman 203; Jesse Flynn 354b; Eliza Cavanaugh 282; Mary Skidmore 538; Philippa Stoddard 548. Kit Walsh asked a blessing before the noon meal.

LUNCH

The class was called to order by Nathan Aldrich leading 89. Leaders: Holly Laws 76b; Allison Steel 411; Jean Seiler 472; Vale Cofer-Shabica 351; Molly Dektar 440; Liz Cantrell 396; Anya Skibbie 454; Tristan Gordon 458; Claire Hogan 29t; John Hughes 474; Jesse Vear 276; Alanna Goodman 545; Gwen Gethner 277; Elizabeth Stoddard 546; Mike Richards 564; MB Gowins 522; Chris Holley 49b; Ben Sachs-Hamilton 183; Jesse Polhemus 142; Liz Patton 543.

RECESS

The class was called to order by Al McCready leading 34b. Leaders: Laura Hodges 329; Charles Biada 570; Mary Andrews 475; Jonathan Spencer 210; Tarik Wareh 418; Jean Rosenberg 59; Katerina Livermore 274 (t? b?); Joan Frankel 414; Sheila Kelley 547; Tim Eriksen 200; Micah John Walter 324; Gary Ryan 567; Allen Livermore 117; Andrew Forsthoefel 58; Becky Wright 102; Nathan Aldrich 269. Announcements were made. The officers led 62 as the closing song. Sheila Kelley offered the closing prayer.

Chairman—Lilly Israel; Vice Chairman—Lily Bell; Secretary—Kit Walsh