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Yellow Springs

Friends Meeting House, Yellow Springs, Ohio

October 9, 1999

The nineteenth semi-annual Yellow Springs singing was called to order at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday before the second Sunday in October by Eloise Clark leading song on page 84.

The class was organized with the following officers elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Eric Conrad; Secretary and Arranging Committee—Fred Todt.

Leaders: Eric Conrad 155; Fred Todt 406, 47t; Penny Kujawinski 31t, 47b; David Wright 207, 73t; Christine Cox 163b, 515 (led by John Bealle); Rich Overturf 479, 457; Laura Weber 327, 344 (led by Eric Conrad); Debbie Hall 497, 200.

RECESS

Eric Conrad brought the class to order leading song on page 148. Leaders: Charles Wells 551, “Paradise” (from New Harp of Columbia); Lou Kujawinski 535, 68 (t? b?); Emily Hague 31 (t? b?), 193; Karen Arnett 503, 485; Pauline Childers 269, 475; Shawn Fenton 192, “Chesterfield” (by William Billings); Claire Outten 335, 334; Joseph Pimentel 133, 178; Eloise Clark 38b, 300. Christine Cox led the class in prayer before lunch.

LUNCH

Eric Conrad called the class to order leading song on page 299. Leaders: Dee Dee Heeter 128, 59; Martha Lang 455, 504; Phil Jensen 372, 569 (t? b?); Laura Russell 275 (t? b?), 107; Henry Schuman 532; John Bealle led 543 (at the request of Stephanie Hysmith who could not attend. Stephanie made the request in loving memory of her aunt, Stephanie Scherb, who passed away Thursday); John Bealle 240; Barbara Bowers 312b, 313b; John Bayer 312t, 53.

RECESS

Eric Conrad brought the class to order leading song on page 40. Leaders: Marissa Heeter 159 (assisted by Fred Todt); Penny Kujawinski 547; David Wright 546; Christine Cox 491 (led by Eloise Clark); Rich Overturf 373; Laura Weber 34 (t? b?); Eric Conrad 56 (t? b?) (in memory of his father who passed away on Friday); Anna Marie Bullock 84; Charles Wells 402; Debbie Hall “Captain Kid” (from Missouri Harmony); Lou Kujawinski 86; Emily Hague 222. John Bealle led 347 for Eric Conrad with condolences from the class for the loss of Eric’s father.

RECESS

Fred Todt brought the class to order leading song on page 361. Leaders: Karen Arnett 99; Martha Lang 48t; Pauline Childers 318; Shawn Fenton 66; Claire Outten 112; Joseph Pimentel 276; Eloise Clark 64; Dee Dee Heeter 523; Phil Jensen 81 (t? b?); Cleve Callison 61; Henry Schuman 111t; Barbara Bowers 480; John Bayer 85; John Bealle 217; Penny Kujawinski and Lou Kujawinski 28t; Pauline Childers 384.

Announcements were made. Singers from four states were present: Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, and Missouri. The officers led song on page 62 as the closing song, and Christine Cox dismissed the class with prayer.

Chairman—Eric Conrad; Secretary—Fred Todt.