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Willard Birthday Singing
(Cooper Book and Willard Hymnary)

Buckley Senior Center, Buckley, Washington

Sunday, August 18, 2019

The 10th annual Willard Birthday Singing, held on the third Sunday in August was called to order by Karen Willard and Kathy Vlach leading “Exhortation”. Rodman Campbell offered the opening prayer. The following officers were announced: Co-Chairmen—Karen Willard and Kathy Vlach; Secretary—Ken Hallock; Treasurer—Clarissa Fetrow; Arranging Committee—Bob Schinske and Kathy Vlach. Both The B.F. White, Cooper Revision and the Willard Hymnary were used.

Leaders: Peter Schinske 28b; Reed Schilbach 572; Laura McMurray 67; Erik Schwab 581; Kate Fine “At The Cross”; Kathy Vlach 411; Rodman Campbell 477; Linda Berkemeier 31b; Nell Whitman 52t; Lucinda Larsen Saue “The Lord Bless You And Keep You”; Bruce Rowland and Alice Warner 500; Clarissa Fetrow “Sweet Hour Of Prayer”; Destiny Woods “Give Me The Bible”; Chris Noren 229; Nancy Price “Revive Us Again”; Solomon Ossa 503.

RECESS

Kathy Vlach brought the class to order leading 145b. Leaders: Bob Schinske 96; Darlene Simpson-Brown 56; Cornelia Stanton 559; Solomon Ossa and Clarissa Fetrow 272; Nicole Scott 275t; Greg Saue 447t; Karen Willard “Hark! Tis The Shepherd’s Voice”; Peter Schinske 408; Cornelia Stanton 573; Greg Saue 505; Darlene Simpson-Brown 328; Destiny Woods 594; Nancy Price 571; Linda Berkemeier “Sine Nomine”; Lucinda Larson Saue 135; Reed Schilbach 288; Chris Noren 504t; Erik Schwab 590; Kate Fine 591; Bob Schinske 587. Karen Willard invited all with an August birthday to enter the square and the class sang to honor them. Bruce Rowland led 282. Rodman Campbell led 589, and asked a blessing on the noon meal.

LUNCH

Kathy Vlach brought the class to order leading 293t. Leaders: Laura McMurray 444t; Clarissa Fetrow 40; Nicole Scott 118; Karen Willard 66; Erik Schwab 494; Darlene Simpson-Brown 401; Solomon Ossa and Jesse Partridge 50b; Reed Schilbach 518; Bruce Rowland 82; Nancy Price 283; Chris Noren 430; Nell Whitman “Ebenezer”; Clarissa Fetrow 200; Cornelia Stanton “Count Your Blessings”.

RECESS

Kathy Vlach brought the class to order leading 63. Leaders: Destiny Woods “When the Roll Is Called Up Yonder”; Eric Holt “Jewels”; Peter Schinske 449; Becca Mandel 47b; Nell Whitman 168; Bob Schinske 382; Kate Fine 199; Rodman Campbell 520; Karen Willard “Charity”; Solomon Ossa 156; Laura McMurray 440b; Erik Schwab 397. There were thirty-five singers from five states, and seventy songs were led. Karen Willard and Kathy Vlach led “God Be with You” as the closing song. The class was dismissed with prayer offered by Rodman Campbell.

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