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Cincinnati New Year’s Day Singing

Harriet Beecher Stowe House, Cincinnati, Ohio

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

The 29th annual New Year’s Day Singing was called to order by Richard Overturf leading 34b. Ed Walton offered the opening prayer.

The following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Richard Overturf; Arranging Officer—John Bealle; Treasurer—Deborah Hall; Secretary—Michael Domino. The class sang selections from The Sacred Harp, 1991 Edition, and one unpublished composition.

Leaders: John Bealle 75; Deborah Hall 155; Karen Arnett 63; Josh Walton 99; Kathleen Flanagan 223; Ed Walton 524; Andrew Clinard 442; Ray Rechenberg 29t; Linda Coppock 377; Ann Holzer 48t; James Coppock 86; Eloise Clark 475; Karen Carelli 268; Steve Angell 186; Robert French 180; Michael Hieber 178; Michael Domino 408.

RECESS

John Bealle brought the class back to order by leading 108t. Leaders: Mary Brinkman 313b; Tom Morton 168; Shannon Tibbs 276; Keith Yutzy 277; Keith Seidel 112; Joy Dunn 38b; Sara Lynn Gershon 273; Kay Huener 269; Barb VanderJagt 107; Tim Gregg 495; Beth Huener 547; Harold Taddy 47b; Len VanderJagt 270; Timothy Morton 213b; Bob Borcherding 280; David Casenhiser 106; Cecelia Kramer 556; Laura Ann Russel 542; Anne Missavage 362; Randy Webber “Epitaph” (unpublished). Ray Rechenberg offered a blessing before the noon meal.

LUNCH

John Bealle led 87 to bring the class back together. Leaders: Deborah Hall 192; Randy Webber 222; Joy Dunn 117; Len VanderJagt 425; Beth Huener, Joy Huener, and Kay Huener 45t; Bob Borcherding 216; Anne Missavage 217; Harold Taddy 288; Andrew Clinard 522; Keith Seidel 417; Cecelia Kramer 39t; Linda Coppock 344; Ray Rechenberg 300; Tim Gregg 126; David Casenhiser 146; Sara Lynn Gershon 163t; Timothy Morton 472; James Coppock 453.

RECESS

The class was called together by Richard Overturf leading 49t. Leaders: Deborah Hall 474; Ann Holzer 203; Robert French 38t; Timothy Morton 208; Shannon Tibbs 63; Barb VanderJagt 209; Steve Angell 148; Kathleen Flanagan 128; Richard Overturf 480; Tom Morton 496; Keith Yutzy 369; Michael Hieber 445; Eloise Clark 532; Karen Arnett 543; James Coppock 436; Karen Carelli 143; Michael Domino 390; Ed Walton 569b; Claire Outten 173; Harold Taddy 274t; Cecelia Kramer 328; Anne Missavage 383. Following announcements, the class sang 347, and took the parting hand. Steve Angell offered the closing prayer.

Chairman—Richard Overturf; Secretary—Michael Domino