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Illinois State Sacred Harp Convention

Toledo, Illinois

September 26-27, 1998

Saturday, September 26

The fourteenth annual session of the Illinois State Sacred Harp Convention was called to order at 9:30 a.m. at the Cottonwood United Methodist Church, north of Toledo, Illinois by Chairperson Karen Hojnacki leading song on page 171. Chaplain Lee Steinmetz offered the morning prayer, and led song on page 49b.

The following committees were recognized: Arranging Committee—Terry Hogg, Peggy Brayfield, and Karen Hojnacki on Saturday, and Peggy Brayfield, Lee Steinmetz, and Karen Hojnacki on Sunday; Food—Sue Miller and Don Baker; Signs—Don Bardsley; Social—John Bailey; Chaplains—Lee Steinmetz on Saturday and Don Bardsley on Sunday.

Leaders: Terry Hogg 107; Janet Fraembs 91; Don Bardsley 300; Peggy Brayfield 324; John Bailey 475; Mike Veech 228; James Page “County K”; Joan Aldridge 270; Francis Gurtz 128; Scott Smith 299; Julie Vea 31 (t? b?); Dave Ressler 203; Jerry Enright 272.


The singing resumed with Karen Hojnacki leading song on page 32t. Leaders: Colette Miller 436; Jerome Colburn 229; Jan Ketelle 36b; William Shetter 523; Gary Gronau 192; Karen Isbell 76 (t? b?); Berkley Moore 306; Mark Miller 29 (t? b?); Ted Johnson 89; Kiri Miller 163t; Ted Mercer 227; Dean Slaton 222; Lee Steinmetz 250.


Karen Hojnacki brought the class to order leading song on page 35. Leaders: Janet Fraembs 421; Terry Hogg 284; James Page 411; Molly Evans 277; Francis Gurtz 500; Peggy Brayfield 335; Jerry Enright 539; John Bailey 535; Joan Aldridge 111t; Mike Veech 175; Don Bardsley 373; Scott Smith 40; Dave Ressler 181.

Chaplain Lee Steinmetz asked the blessing on the noon meal.


Karen Hojnacki brought the afternoon session together leading song on page 480. Leaders: Julie Vea 278b; Colette Miller 524; Jerome Colburn 42; Jan Ketelle 503; William Shetter 474; Gary Gronau 110; Ted Johnson 385t; Kiri Miller 122, Berkley Moore 71; Mark Miller 378b; Karen Isbell 142; Ted Mercer 402; Dean Slaton 460; Scott Smith 569b; Dave Ressler 217; Molly Evans 489; Francis Gurtz 448 (t? b?); James Page 512.


Karen Hojnacki brought the class to order leading song on page 198. Leaders: John Bailey 340; Conrad Wetzel 84; Colette Miller 72b; Mike Veech 145t; Jerry Enright 168; Terry Hogg 28b; Janet Fraembs 532; Julie Vea 39t; Jerome Colburn 159; Gary Gronau 218; Ted Mercer 112; Dean Slaton 113; Jan Ketelle 430; Ted Johnson 224; William Shetter 149; Kiri Miller 455; Peggy Brayfield 442.


The class resumed singing with Karen Hojnacki leading song on page 145b. Leaders: Karen Isbell 180; Lee Steinmetz 565.

Announcements were made. Karen Hojnacki led song on page 347 as the closing song. The class was dismissed with prayer by Lee Steinmetz.

Sunday, September 27

The Sunday morning session began with Karen Hojnacki leading song on page 475. The morning prayer was led by Don Bardsley. Leaders: Don Bardsley 203; Lee Steinmetz 68b; Janet Fraembs 74b; Peggy Brayfield 421; Mike Veech 87; John Bailey 340; Anne Heider 362; Jerry Enright 317; James Page 182; Dean Slaton 361; William Shetter 441; Kiri Miller 267; Berkley Moore 280; Julie Vea 216; Mark Miller 422.


Karen Hojnacki called the class to order leading song on page 91. Leaders: Terry Hogg 86; Ted Johnson 377; Presley Barker 122; Ted Mercer 302; Steve Warner 503; Jan Ketelle 220; Luke Barker 163b; Don Bardsley 96; Mike Veech 163t; Ted Johnson 348b; Kiri Miller 300; James Page 162; Mark Miller 33b; Dean Slaton 410 (t? b?).


Karen Hojnacki called the class together leading song on page 312b. Leaders: Ted Mercer 299; Janet Fraembs 440.

The Memorial Lesson was given by Jerry Enright who spoke about those honored friends who are singing with the Heavenly Choir. Jerry Enright led song on page 369 for the following deceased: Janet Borman—Illinois; Mary Louise Bates—Ohio; Mae Seymour and Kim Cagle—Alabama; Lucille Vea—Wisconsin; John Butler—Rhode Island.

Anne Heider led song on page 209 for the sick and shut-ins. The Memorial was closed.

Leaders: Julie Vea 528; William Shetter 454; Jerome Colburn, Boyne Walter, and Steve Warner 192; John Bailey 112; Lee Steinmetz 491; Terry Hogg 344.


The afternoon session began with Karen Hojnacki leading song on page 217. Leaders: Peggy Brayfield 504; Jan Ketelle 212; Jerry Enright 125; Anne Heider 286; Pete Ellertsen 346; Janet Fraembs 133; Marlen Rust 290; Berkley Moore 378t; Don Bardsley 168; Jerome Colburn 148; Presley Barker 313b; Mike Veech 547; Steve Warner 84; Darlene Dalton 147t; William Shetter 59; Luke Barker 66; Julie Vea 48t.


Karen Hojnacki brought the class to order leading song on page 106. Leaders: John Bailey 448 (t? b?); James Page 95b; Lori Graber 335; Jerry Enright 101t; Anne Heider 532; Peggy Brayfield 48b; Terry Hogg 36b; Lee Steinmetz 373; Jerome Colburn 201; Steve Warner 155; Presley Barker 65; Pete Ellertsen 72b; Darlene Dalton 63; Molly Evans 277; Luke Barker 324; Marlen Rust 107; Berkley Moore 276; James Page 160t; Jerry Enright 99; Janet Fraembs 497.

Don Baker gave the Financial Report. Announcement were made. The class shared the parting hand and was dismissed with prayer by Don Bardsley.

Chairperson—Karen Hojnacki; Secretary—Janet Fraembs.