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Cincinnati New Year’s Day Singing

Walnut Hills Christian Church, Cincinnati, Ohio

January 1, 1999

The eighth annual Cincinnati New Year’s Day Singing was held at Walnut Hills Christian Church, Cincinnati, Ohio, and was called to order by Eloise Clark leading song on page 84.

The class was organized with the following officers elected or appointed: Chairperson—Eloise Clark; Secretary—John Bealle.

Eloise Clark noted the absence of Claire Outten and Bob Meek. Claire Outten is visiting her father who is seriously ill, and Bob Meek is recovering from recent surgery. Both are excellent singers and loyal supporters of the New Year’s singing.

Leaders: Eloise Clark 47 (t? b?); John Bealle 81t, 124; Debbie Hall 34b, 479; Christine Cox 515, 163b; Rich Overturf 83t, 133; Karen Arnett 63, 198; Fred Todt 39t, 159; Steven Tossey 143, 178.

RECESS

Eloise Clark brought the class to order leading song on page 31b. Leaders: Bruce Kokernot 38t; Lois Hurt 59, 49t; Tom Ivey 535, 66; Karen Keeton 45t; Wendy Gilchrist 569 (t? b?), 29t; Alix Baillie 186, 189; Christina Martich 206; Linda Coppock 163t, 542; Joseph Pimintel 155, 81b. Steve Tossey led the class in prayer for the noon meal.

LUNCH

Linda Coppock brought the class to order leading song on page 147b. Leaders: Debbie Hall 200, 146; Fred Todt 107, 480; Bruce Kokernot 497, 503; Lois Hurt 358, 551; Alice Barnes 85, 274 (t? b?); Alix Baillie 65, 455; Wendy Gilchrist 452, 312b; Per-Olof Swing 313b.

RECESS

John Bealle called the class to order leading song on page 114. Leaders: Steve Tossey 299, 162; Christina Martich 336, 112; Tom Ivey 547, 148; Christine Cox 68b, 72 (t? b?); Joseph Pimentel 86, 87; Rich Overturf 448t (for Michael Hieber), 410t; Linda Coppock 532, 236; Karen Arnett 556, 61; Alice Barnes 128, 142. Eloise Clark and Wellington Lee led song on page 347 for the closing song. The class was dismissed with prayer by Steve Tossey.

We were honored to have the following states represented: New York, Pennsylvania, Indiana, Washington, Kentucky, Ohio, and the country of Sweden.

Chairperson—Eloise Clark; Secretary—John Bealle.