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Illinois State Sacred Harp Convention

Toledo, Illinois

September 25-26, 1999

Saturday, September 25

The fifteenth annual session of the Illinois State Sacred Harp Convention was held at the Cottonwood United Methodist Church, north of Toledo, Illinois. Chairperson Karen Hojnacki called the class to order at 9:30 a.m. leading song on page 31b. The following committees were recognized: Arranging—Molly Evans and Janet Fraembs on Saturday and Terry Hogg, Peggy Brayfield, JoAn Baker, and Janet Fraembs on Sunday; Food—Sue Miller and Don Baker; Publicity—Terry Hogg; Signs—Don Bardsley; Registration—Frank Fraembs; Finance—Mike Veech; Memorials—Berkley Moore and Lee Steinmetz; Social—Janet Fraembs; Chaplains—Lee Steinmetz on Saturday and Don Bardsley on Sunday; Pitching—Peggy Brayfield, David Rust, and Jim Page. Chaplain Lee Steinmetz led the morning prayer.

Leaders: Lee Steinmetz 565b; Molly Evans 142; Janet Fraembs 475; Peggy Brayfield 87; John Bailey 340; Doris Steinmetz 148; Don Bardsley 171; Don Baker 133; Mike Veech 40; Terry Hogg and Val Dunagan 474; Luke Barker 324; David Rust 77t; Berkley Moore 417; Gwendolyn King 354b.


The class was brought together by Karen Hojnacki leading song on page 32t. Leaders: Joan Aldridge 145b; Bill Shetter 99; Penny Kujawinski 34b; Jim Page 505; Dick Dunagan 74b; Martha Lang 48t; Presley Barker 84; Pete Ellertsen 473; Lee Steinmetz 250; Marlen Rust 66; Don Bardsley 86; John Bailey 318; Peggy Brayfield 335; David Rust 200.


Karen Hojnacki brought the class to order leading song on page 35. Leaders: Molly Evans 515; Mike Veech 313b; Val Dunagan 383; Luke Barker 45t; Bill Shetter 373; Martha Lang 551; Pete Ellertsen 101t; Penny Kujawinski 28b; Presley Barker 122; Dick Dunagan 178; Jim Page 216; Berkley Moore 71; Janet Fraembs 68b.

Chaplain Lee Steinmetz asked the blessing on the food for the noon meal.


Karen Hojnacki brought the afternoon session together leading song on page 480. Leaders: Terry Hogg 155; Joan Aldridge 300; Don Baker 154; Don Bardsley 277; David Rust 276; Penny Kujawinski 566; Luke Barker 79; Lee Steinmetz 163b; Bill Shetter 350; Jim Page 411; Martha Lang 455; Presley Barker 224; Peggy Brayfield 344; Dick Dunagan 303; Berkley Moore 215; Val Dunagan 441.


Karen Hojnacki brought the class back to order leading song on page 198. Leaders: Molly Evans and Jerome Colburn 338; Pete Ellertsen 89; Mike Veech 150; Marlen Rust 28t; Terry Hogg 168; Janet Fraembs 421; Luke Barker 333; Presley Barker 352; Dick Dunagan 201; Val Dunagan 145t; Lee Steinmetz 436 (for Gwen King); Penny Kujawinski 107; Lee Steinmetz 163t. Following announcements, Karen Hojnacki led song on page 347 as the closing song to end the Saturday session. Chaplain Lee Steinmetz offered the benediction.

Sunday, September 27

The Sunday session of the convention was held at the Lincoln Log Cabin State Historic Site in Lerna, Illinois, and was called to order by Chairperson Karen Hojnacki leading song on page 171. The morning prayer was led by Chaplain Don Bardsley.

Leaders: Don Bardsley 48t; Terry Hogg 49t; Peggy Brayfield 270; Mike Veech 228; Janet Fraembs 91; Lee Steinmetz 287; Penny Kujawinski 547; Darlene Dalton 147 (t? b?); David Rust 52t; Bill Shetter 59; Dick Dunagan 128; James Page 162; Conrad Wetzel 350; Val Dunagan 146; Don Baker 312b.


Karen Hojnacki called the class together leading song on page 82t. Leaders: Berkley Moore 85; Lou Kujawinski 535; Pete Ellertsen 72b; Lori Graber 142; Don Bardsley 369; Peggy Brayfield 313b; Mike Veech 147b; Janet Fraembs 546; Lee Steinmetz 149; Penny Kujawinski 39t; Darlene Dalton 454; David Rust 532; Bill Shetter 26; Dick Dunagan 378b; James Page 193; Val Dunagan 114.


Karen Hojnacki called the class to order leading song on page 145t. The Memorial Lesson followed. Berkley Moore spoke for the deceased and led 229 for these honored friends: Winston Bates—Massachusetts; Jerry Harner and Luther Shelton—Illinois; Ethel Klein—Florida; Jeff Shikles, Thomas Perry, and Edward Gallagher—state not given.

Lee Steinmetz led song on page 452 for the following sick and shut-ins: Bob Scorgie and Nick Fabke—Wisconsin; John Janney—Virginia; Jim Zehm, Amy Zehm, and Lorene Fraembs—Kentucky; Ardella Plank and Gary Lee—Illinois; Carol Belt—state unknown. Terry Hogg led song on page 87, and the memorial was closed.


The afternoon session was called to order by Karen Hojnacki leading song on page 217. Leaders: John Bailey 448b; Lou Kujawinski 569b; Ted Johnson 127; Martha Tyner 479; Terry Hogg 112; Jerome Colburn 42; Pete Ellertsen 267; Lori Graber 361; Conrad Wetzel 277; Don Baker 81t; Berkley Moore 473; Darlene Dalton 49b (with words dedicated to her aunt); Don Bardsley 313t; Penny Kujawinski 31t; Mike Veech 58; Val Dunagan 186.


Karen Hojnacki brought the class to order leading song on page 200. Leaders: Marlen Rust 203; Dick Dunagan 117; Bill Shetter 496; Lori Graber 178; David Rust 267; Ted Johnson 368; Martha Tyner 335; Jim Page 272; Jerome Colburn 143; Conrad Wetzel 35; Peggy Brayfield 385t.

Mike Veech gave the Financial Report.

Announcements of future singings were made. Chairperson Karen Hojnacki led song on page 62, and all who wished took the parting hand. The class was dismissed with prayer led by Don Bardsley.

Chairperson—Karen Hojnacki; Secretary—Janet Fraembs.