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Arrow Rock Singing

Federated Church, Arrow Rock, Missouri

May 16, 1998

The fourth annual Arrow Rock Singing met at the Federated Church in Arrow Rock, Missouri on Saturday before the third Sunday in May. The class was called to order by Wendy Hofmann leading song on page 29t. Susan Green offered the morning prayer. Susan Green led song on page 523b; Richard Green 34b.

The class organized for the day by electing or appointing the following officers: Chairman—Jenni Wallace-Grate; Vice Chairman—Wendy Hofmann; Secretary—Richard Green; Memorial Committee—Donna Walter and Gary Gronau; Finance—Jim Wood; Arranging Committee—Cindy Kissee and Susan Green; Locating—Wendy Hofmann and Susan Green.

Leaders: Keith Willard 39t; Jenny Willard 99; Jenni Wallace-Grate 31t; Wendy Hofmann 209; Becky Browne 313t; Charlie Obert 159; Gary Gronau 32t; Frances Mendenhall 236; Peter Nichols 454; Cindy Kissee 112; Anna Sylvester 386; Kathy Wood 68b.

RECESS

The class was called to order by Jenni Wallace-Grate leading song on page 82t. Leaders: Karen Isbell 485; Richard Green 47b; Donna Walter 178; Keith Willard 299; Jenny Willard 298; Becky Browne 222; Charlie Obert 192; Gary Gronau 385t; Frances Mendenhall 155; Peter Nichols 137; Cindy Kissee 27; Anna Sylvester 49t; Kathy Wood 373; Susan Green 474. Keith Willard offered Grace for lunch.

LUNCH

Jenni Wallace-Grate brought the class to order by leading song on page 566. Leaders: Lonnie Hofmann and Thomas Willard 145b; Rebecca Green and Alison Grate 49t; George Krause 535; Karen Isbell 547; Richard Green 198; Aura Lee Furgason 231; Donna Walter 45t; Leila Leland 512; Keith Willard 106; R. Paul Drummond 85; Jenny Willard 349; Becky Browne 430.

Donna Walter presented the Memorial and led song on page 163b for the following deceased: Diana Nomad Cloud and John Wild. Gary Gronau gave an inspirational talk and led song on page 86 for the sick and shut-ins, which included: Virgil Phillips, Ruby Phillips, Jim Kropp, and Cheryl McClellan. The Memorial Lesson was concluded with prayer, and song on page 532 was led by Charlie Obert.

RECESS

The singing resumed with Jenni Wallace-Grate leading song on page 147 (t? b?). Leaders: Tempe McLaughlin 45b; Frances Mendenhall 273; Cindy Kissee 63; Gary Gronau 436; Peter Nichols 117; R. Paul Drummond 142; Kathy Wood 515; Karen Isbell 215; Keith Willard 100; George Krause 213b; Jenny Willard 276.

Announcements were made. Thanks were given to the officers, all committee members, and to the singers. Jenni Wallace-Grate and Wendy Hofmann led song on page 62 as the closing song, and all who wished took the parting hand. The class was dismissed with prayer by Wendy Hofmann.

Chairman—Jenni Wallace-Grate; Vice Chairman—Wendy Hofmann; Secretary—Richard Green.