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Rhode Island Singing

Colt State Park, Bristol, Rhode Island

Saturday, April 29, 2023

The 17th annual Rhode Island All-Day Singing was held at Colt State Park in Bristol, RI on Saturday before the fifth Sunday in April. The class was called to order by John Hughes leading 171. Liz Cantrell offered the opening prayer.

Leaders: Deidra Montgomery 176b; Ron Trial 46; Jesse Polhemus 40; Liz Cantrell 56t; Margaret Hughes and Martin Hamilton 72b; James Baumgartner 73t; Tom Padwa 145b; Mike Richards 82t; Joanne Devoe 31t; Molly B. Ellis 299; Adam Graffunder 47b; Bill Holt 87; Andie Kennedy 318; Gabriel Zuckerberg 503.


Erin Fulton led 378b to bring the class together. Leaders: Maura Burns 270; Nathan Bean 148; Myles Louis Dakan 388; Pete Sandberg 390; Carson Evans 448t; Liam Francis 86; Adele Anderson 163t; Davenport Wallace 457; Crispin Youngberg 352; Ethan McNerney 30b; Gwen Gethner 353; Jesse Polhemus 497; Nic Tuff 95; Mary Skidmore 542; Magdalena Zapsolowska 200; Joan Frankel 284; Eric Sandberg 474; Pippa Stoddard 121; Charles Biada 77t; Tim Eriksen 83b; Ben Sachs-Hamilton 224; Becky Wright 428; Patty McNerney 69t; Sara Sandberg 354t. Liz Cantrell asked a blessing before the meal.


The afternoon session began with James Baumgartner leading 332. Leaders: Allison Steele 384; Erin Fulton 110; Myles Louis Dakan 461; Gwen Gethner 411; Crispin Youngberg 377; Bill Holt 419; Mary Skidmore 500; Ethan McNerney 313b; Nathan Bean 56b; Charles Biada 208; Magdalena Zapsolowska 146; Pippa Stoddard 454; Sara Sandberg 313t; Nic Tuff 278t; Liam Francis 29t; Liz Cantrell 52b; Tim Eriksen 254; Margaret Hughes 76b; Ben Sachs-Hamilton 548; Molly B. Ellis 550; Andie Kennedy 168; Patty McNerney 228; Carson Evans 504.


Magdalena Zapsolowska led 274t to bring the class together. Leaders: Ron Trial 183; Erin Fulton 405; David Durstewitz 122; Becky Wright 278b; Adele Anderson 125; Allison Steele 345b; Joan Frankel 71; Mike Richards 222; Joanne Devoe 34b; Davenport Wallace 410t; Adam Graffunder 547; MB Gowins 406; Tom Padwa 515; Gerald Clark 242; James Baumgartner 300; Gabriel Zuckerberg 106; Laura Hodges 172.

The Treasurer reported that expenses were met. The Secretary reported that eighty-three songs were led by forty-six leaders from five states. The Officers led 62 as the closing hymn. Liz Cantrell offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—John Hughes; Vice Chairman—Deidra Montgomery; Secretary—Ron Trial