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FaSoLa Omaha

Omaha, Nebraska

Saturday, April 13, 2019

The 21st annual FaSoLa Omaha All-Day Singing was called to order by Sandra Squires at 10:00 a.m. Francis Hass offered the Invocation.

Leaders: Jenny Solheim 143 (for Sandra Squires), 40; Steve Schmidgall 36b, 136; Eleanor Haase 34b, 87; Aura Lee Furgason 344, 551; John Schby 39t, 186; Sue Pearson 66, 475; Jenny Solheim 312b, 299; Steve Schmidgall 320, 59; Eleanor Haase 82t, 84; Aura Lee Furgason 99, 549; Sue Pearson 66, 475.

RECESS

The class was called back to order by Jim Solheim leading 112 and 270. Leaders: John Schby 503, 47b; Jenny Solheim 49t, 106; Steve Schmidgall 86, 120; Eleanor Haase 268, 236. Francis Hall asked a blessing before the noon meal.

LUNCH

The class was called back to order by Sandra Squires. Leaders: Jenni Wallace 228, 318; Cecil Cook 30b, 163b; Karen Sorenson 38t, 421; Alice Love and Sandra Squires 213b, 147t; Sue Pearson 142, 384; Jim Solheim 117, 122; John Schby 81t, 503; Steve Schmidgall 73t, 369.

RECESS

The class was called back to order by Alice Love leading 178. Frances Hall offered prayer in the memorial lesson. Jenny Solheim led 45t in memory of the deceased and 340 in honor of the sick and shut-ins.

Leaders: Becca Eslea 168; Karen Sorenson 107; Cecil Cook 401; Eleanor Haase 442; Aura Lee Furgason 489; Sue Pearson 504; Jenni Wallace 474; Alice Love 146; Becca Eslea 455; Steve Schmidgall 496; Jim Solheim 352; John Schby 37b; Cecil Cook 445; Eleanor Haase 454; Karen Sorenson 528; Sue Pearson 350.

Alice Love reported that seventy-one songs were led. There were thirty-four attendees (three Iowa, three Minnesota, and twenty-eight Nebraska). The Treasurer reported that donations would be given to the church after expenses were met.

Alice Love led 347 as the closing song, after an invitation to an evening gathering with Omaha Folk Song Society at the home of Carol Gilbert.

Chairman—Sandra Squires; Secretary—Alice Love