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Maidencreek Singing

Leesport, Pennsylvania

Saturday, September 4, 2022

The 25th annual Maidencreek All-Day Singing was held on Saturday before Labor Day at the Maidencreek Friends Meeting House. Hayden Arp called the class to order by leading 37b. Jason Steidl offered the opening prayer.

The following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Hayden Arp; Vice Chairman—Rachel Hall; Secretaries—Hollie Long and Elizabeth Patton.

Leaders: Rachel Hall 30t; Doron Henkin 39t; Hollie Long 111t; Elizabeth Patton 84; Nancy Tkacs 350; Fayge Horesh and Mazal Horesh 87; Guy Bankes 287; G.C. Waldrep 269; Sophie Sokolov 391; Tim Leonard 82t; Ted Stokes 89; Keillor Mose 73t; Carol Huang 72b.


Brenda Dunlap called the class back to order by leading 56b. Ben Fink led the German lesson with some brief remarks on the Pennsylvanische Choral Harmonie, 1844, and led “Lobe den Herren, o meine Seele.” Leaders: Chris Cotter 475; Chelsea Feltman 178; Jon Giles 349; Erin Fulton 314; Korey Guerrieri 384; Nancy Mandel 266; David Shulman 112; Tarik Wareh 393; Mary Helen Dupree 296; Liora O’Donnell Goldensher 500; Nina Burris 99; Kevin Beirne 30b; Brenda Dunlap 318; Chris Holley 49b (for Corrone Bryant); Sara Lott 335; Dean Jens 429.


Jason Steidl called the class back to order by leading 63. Leaders: Doug Kurtze 344; Jacob Hamidi 58; Alanna Goodman 148.

Nancy Tkacs conducted the memorial lesson, reading the names of the following sick and shut-ins: Jesse Vear, Lydia Lewallen, Maryam Sewell, Clare Maher, Corrone Bryant, Ruth Ann Bryant, Linda Berkemeier, Masi Agosti, Sally McCabe, and Scott Robinson.

She led 313b in memory of the following deceased: Ted Mercer—Illinois; Susan Bingham—New Jersey; Graham DeZarn—Virginia; Glenn Bannerman and Evelyn Bannerman—North Carolina (2020); Denis Gosselin—Canada; Brenda Pena and Merv Horst—New York; Ronnie L. Troxtel, Jon Pickow, and Mable Johnson—Kentucky; Father Les Singleton, Nancy Agnew, and Sue Bunch—Florida; Landis Powell—Texas; Andy Johnston—New Hampshire; Leonard Spenser—Vermont; Phil Devine—Rhode Island; Renae Makris—Alabama.

Leaders: Ben Fink 218; Esther Wade 297; Gary Ryan 504; Matthew Kauffman 42; Bridget Jamison 312b; Alice Beattie 76b; Korey Guerrieri 203. Jason Steidl offered the blessing before the noon meal.


Tom Stokes called the class back to order by leading 277. Leaders: Dann Pell 377; Faiz Wareh 300; Philippe Doyle-Gosselin 528; Emma Rose Brown 313t; Blake Sisemore 532; Emily Ekelund 447; Rowan Simms 396; Rosie Sokolov 83t; Patti McCabe Davis 47b; Calum Woods 322; Elsa Phemayotin 376; William Schuller 426b; Jason Steidl 436; Carol Huang 411; Keillor Mose 329 (for Alex Forsyth); Chris Holley 341; Rachel Speer 274t (in memory of Sue Bunch).


Nancy Mandel called the class back to order by leading 388. Leaders: Cheyenne Ivey 222; Sara Lott and Alanna Goodman 434; Philippe Doyle-Gosselin 196; Brenda Dunlap, Mary Helen Dupree, Nina Burris, Robin Betz, Chloë Somers, Jacob Hamidi, and David Schulman 460; Emily Ekelund 160b; Calum Woods and Keillor Mose 83b; Erin Fulton 165; Hayden Arp, Cheyenne Ivey, Blake Sisemore, Keillor Mose, and Liora O’Donnell Goldensher 426t; Esther Wade 506; Rachel Speer and Chris Cotter 134; Bridget Jamison and Nina Burris 270; Tarik Wareh and Faiz Wareh 477; Rosie Sokolov 417; Dean Jens 448t; Rowan Simms 323t; Alice Beattie 162; William Schuller 57; Hayden Arp 149.

After announcements, the secretaries gave their report. Eighty-five people attended from twelve states, Canada, and England, and fifty-seven people led eighty-two songs.

Hayden Arp, Rachel Hall, Hollie Long, and Elizabeth Patton led 62 as the closing song. Jason Steidl offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Hayden Arp; Vice Chairman—Rachel Hall; Treasurer—Korey Guerierri; Secretaries: Hollie Long and Elizabeth Patton