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Feast and Fasola

Home of Mark and Lori Graber, Delavan, Illinois

Saturday, January 26, 2019

The annual Feast and FaSoLa Singing, held on Saturday before the fourth Sunday in January, was called to order by Lori Graber leading 171. After welcoming remarks, Mark Graber offered the opening prayer. Leaders: Mark Graber 59, 503; John Huffman 47t, 40; Terry Hogg 62 (MH), 145 (MH); Presley Barker 2 (MH), 313t; Ginny Landgraf 77 (MH), 180 (MH); Janet Fraembs 217, 312b; Peggy Peryam 35 (MH), 178; Martha Tyner 128, 34b; Peggy Brayfield 452, 159 (MH); Diana Farrar 47b, 268.

RECESS

The class was called back to order by Lori Graber leading 276. Leaders: Katie Huffman 31t, 48t; Mark Graber 86, 127 (MH); Presley Barker 131 (MH), 13 (MH); Jim Helke 7 (MH), 178 (MH); John Huffman 569b, 198; Terry Hogg 135 (MH), 172 (MH); Ginny Landgraf 46 (MH), 134 (MH); Janet Fraembs 10 (MH), 532; Peggy Peryam 138 (MH), 551; Martha Tyner 479, 147t; Peggy Brayfield 51 (MH), 142 (MH) (in memory of Berkley Moore). The class sang 164 (MH), followed by spoken grace offered by John Huffman.

LUNCH

Following a meal worthy of the event’s name, the class returned to order. Leaders: Diana Farrar 49t, 300; Katie Huffman 28b, 546; Jim Helke 60 (MH), 45 (MH); Lori Graber 110; Mark Graber 66; John Huffman 350; Presley Barker 38t; Terry Hogg 112; Ginny Landgraf 351; Janet Fraembs 556; Peggy Peryam 345b; Martha Tyner 146; Peggy Brayfield 151 (MH); Diana Farrar 200; Katie Huffman 48b; Lori Graber 109 (MH); Jim Helke 147 (MH); Mark Graber 68b.

RECESS

The final session of the day was called to order by Lori Graber leading 106. Leaders: John Huffman 84; Presley Barker 505; Terry Hogg 549; Ginny Landgraf 547; Janet Fraembs 335; Peggy Peryam 130 (MH); Martha Tyner 87; Peggy Brayfield 504; Diana Farrar 333; Katie Huffman 566; Lori Graber 56t; Jim Helke 186; Mark Graber 535; John Huffman 515; Presley Barker 474.

Announcements were made, with a special thank you to the Grabers for their generous hospitality, and to the particular attention paid to clearing sidewalks of several inches of snow in sub-zero temperatures. Thank you also went to Ginny Landgraf and John Huffman for pitching throughout the day, and to all who brought food for the feast. The class took the parting hand while singing 347, and Terry Hogg offered the closing prayer.

Chairman—Lori Graber; Secretary—Martha Tyner