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Fox Valley Folk Festival Singing

Island Park, Geneva, Illinois

Sunday, September 1, 2019

The Fox Valley Folk Festival Singing was held on Sunday before Labor Day at Island Park in Geneva, Illinois, as part of the Fox Valley Folk Festival. Jim Helke called the class to order at 11:00 a.m. leading 565. The session was opened with prayer.

Leaders: Ted Mercer 36b; James Page 334; Rochelle Lodder 146; Randy Neufeld 99; Rhonda Bullock 45t.

Jim Helke gave a short explanation of shape notes and Sacred Harp singing for newcomers. Leaders: Sally Youngquist 66; Lyda Jackson 178; Janet Miller and Jim Helke 341; Debbie Barford 34b; James Page 142; Ted Mercer 155; Dave Barford 56b; Randy Neufeld 102; Sue Kessel 288; Rochelle Lodder 171; Lyda Jackson 457.

LUNCH

Jim Helke brought the class back to order leading 445. Leaders: Sally Youngquist 277; Dave Barford and Paul Hough 47b; Randy Neufeld 29t; Jeanine Oakes Dougherty 159, 448t; Paul Hough 497; Randy Neufeld 49b; John Seaton 47t; Sue Kessel 65; Jim Helke 268; Debbie Barford and Jeanine Oakes Dougherty 547; Robert Koepcke 481. Announcements were made, and the class was dismissed with prayer.

Chairman—Ted Mercer; Secretary—Rochelle Lodder