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Feast and Fasola

Home of Mark and Lori Graber, Delavan, Illinois

Saturday, January 25, 2020

The annual Feast and FaSoLa Singing held on Saturday before the fourth Sunday in January was called to order by Lori and Mark Graber leading 59. After welcoming remarks, Mark Graber offered the opening prayer. Leaders: John Huffman 49b; Bernadine Sommer 84; Presley Barker 38t; Martha Tyner 34b; Peggy Peryam 46; Katie Huffman 31t; Diana Farrar 47b; Barbara Chopin 276; Lori Graber 215; Dan Kreider 45t; Mark Graber 503; Terry Hogg 51 (MH); Jim Helke 147 (MH); Daniel Braithwaite 89 (MH); John Huffman 569b; Ginny Landgraf 501 (in memory of Stephen O’Leary); Bernadine Sommer 143; Peggy Peryam 178.


The class was called back to order by Presley Barker 228. Leaders: Rochelle Lodder 131 (MH); Martha Tyner 479; Dan Kreider 159; Lori Graber 540; Diana Farrar 146; Barbara Chopin 180 (MH); Jim Helke 48 (MH); Mark Graber 127 (MH); Daniel Braithwaite 312b; Terry Hogg 135 (MH); Katie Huffman 99; John Huffman 176b; Ginny Landgraf 536; Bernadine Sommer 313b. Lori Graber called a break for dinner and the class sang 164 (MH) as grace.


Following the meal, always worthy of the event’s name, the class was called to order by Peggy Peryam leading a shape-note arrangement of Happy Birthday in honor of Lori Graber who celebrates her birthday on this date. Leaders: Rochelle Lodder 67 (MH); Presley Barker 2 (MH); Martha Tyner 107; Peggy Peryam 566; Audrey Kreider 105; Lori Graber 46 (MH); Barbara Chopin 148; Diana Farrar 142; Jim Helke 138 (MH); Terry Hogg 145 (MH); Daniel Braithwaite 531; Mark Graber 66; Katie Huffman 472; John Huffman 147t; Ginny Landgraf 103 (MH); Bernadine Sommer 268; Dan Kreider 433; Rochelle Lodder 573; Presley Barker 8 (MH); Martha Tyner 454; Peggy Peryam 551.


The final session of the day was called to order by Lori Graber leading 13 (MH). Leaders: Diana Farrar 457; Barbara Chopin 547; Terry Hogg 27 (MH); Daniel Braithwaite 365; Dan Kreider 122; Jim Helke 6 (MH); Mark Graber 68b; Katie Huffman 47t; John Huffman 350; Ginny Landgraf 175 (MH); Bernadine Sommer 452; Rochelle Lodder 36b; Presley Barker 330b; Martha Tyner 155.

Announcements were made, with a special thank you to the Grabers for their generous hospitality and to all who brought food for the dinner. Thank you also went to John Huffman and Ginny Landgraf for pitching throughout the day. The class took the parting hand while singing 347 and Mark Graber offered the closing prayer.

Chairman—Lori Graber; Secretary—Martha Tyner