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Mount Rainier Singing (Cooper Book)

Buckley Senior Center, Buckley, Washington

Saturday, August 17, 2019

The 11th annual Mount Rainier Singing, held on Saturday before the third Sunday in August was called to order by Kathy Vlach and Karen Willard leading 49t. Karen Willard offered the opening prayer. The following officers were announced: Co-Chairmen—Kathy Vlach and Karen Willard; Secretary—Ken Hallock; Treasurer—Clarissa Fetrow; Arranging Committee—David Wright. In a departure from past practice, both The B.F. White Sacred Harp, Cooper Revision and the Willard Hymnary were used.

Leaders: David Wright 436t; Ken Hallock 273; Clarissa Fetrow 321; Destiny Woods 96; Solomon Ossa 210; Erik Schwab “Abide With Me”; Linda Berkemeier 61; Peter Schinske “Leoni”; Cornelia Stanton 336t; Nancy Price 46; Chris Noren 486; Gillian Inksetter 573; Thom Fahrbach “Ebenezer”; Marla Elliott 463; Darlene Simpson-Brown 195; Kate Fine 515; Greg Saue 563.


Karen Willard brought the class to order leading 556. Leaders: Laura McMurray 201; Kathy Vlach “Now The Day Is Over”; Matthew Porter 47b; Jennifer Jones 347; Bob Schinske 507b; Marie Brandis 511t; William Price 559; Nell Whitman 505; Karen Willard 526; Lucinda Larsen Saue “Sine Nomine”; David Wright 350; Marla Elliott 239; Cornelia Stanton “When The Roll Is Called Up Yonder”; Greg Saue 38t; Darlene Simpson-Brown 337; Thom Fahrbach 524; Clarissa Fetrow 98; Solomon Ossa 133; Gillian Inksetter 567; Kate Fine 132; Destiny Woods 594; Rodman Campbell 363; Erik Schwab “Homeward Bound”. Rodman Campbell asked a blessing on the noon meal.


Karen Willard brought the class to order leading “Brighten the Corner Where You Are”. Leaders: Clarissa Fetrow 59; Destiny Woods and Lynn Haney 587; Linda Berkemeier “Fairest Lord Jesus”; Peter Schinske “Tallis’ Canon”; Jennifer Jones 28b; Reed Schilbach “Never Grow Old”; Nancy Price 438b; Marie Brandis 482; Chris Noren 574; Bob Schinske “Seeking The Lost”; Lucinda Larsen Saue 571; William Price 54t; Betsy Jeronen 39; Melissa Stephenson 179; Nell Whitman 168; Gillian Inksetter “Ellacombe”.


Karen Willard brought the class to order leading 450. Leaders: William Price 31b; Adrianna Cook 159; Rodman Campbell 586; Melissa Stephenson 264b; Matthew Porter 543; Marie Brandis 216; Thom Fahrbach 45b; Laura McMurray 48t; Reed Schilbach 68t; Lucinda Larson Saue 393; Greg Saue 155; Thom Fahrbach and David Wright 464. There were forty-three singers representing four states and one Canadian Province, leading sixty-eight songs. Kathy Vlach and Karen Willard led 147 as the closing song. The class was dismissed with prayer offered by Rodman Campbell.

Co-Chairmen—Kathy Vlach and Karen Willard; Secretary—Ken Hallock