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Rhode Island Singing

Common Fence Point Community Hall, Portsmouth, Rhode Island

Saturday, April 14, 2007

The annual Rhode Island singing was called to order at 10:00 a.m. by Lynne deBenedette leading 101t. Jesse Pearlman Karlsberg offered the opening prayer.

Leaders: Justin Squizzero 335; Karen McGrath 59; Joanne DeVoe 47t; Linda Shea 73t; Laura Borrelli 56b; Charles Cofone 133; Bill Holt 82t; Laura Timmerman 340; Jesse Pearlman Karlsberg 406; Jim Bean 178; Kitty Kagay 350; Bob Parr 222; Liz Cantrell 168; Jenna Strizak 39t; Dana Borrelli 171; Tom Padwa 452; Kelsey Sunderland 99; Diane Mennella 299; Terry Ryan 162; Amy Finlay 77t; Joanna Lampert 87; Anne Kazlauskas 150.

RECESS

Bill Dunn called the class back to order leading 300. Leaders: Kelsey Wessels 29t; Joanne Bowman 434; Sally House 503; Jennie Brown 312b; Lydia Vernon Jones 294; Charles Cofone 159; Kelly House 442; Robert Stoddard 383; Bill Holt 551; Joseph Smeall 155; Jesse Pearlman Karlsberg 318; Cheri Hardy 564; Russ Vernon Jones 448b; Anne Johnston 284; Cindy Bean 142; Joanne Fuller 111b; Justin Squizzero 132; Celia Devine 362; Richard Schmeidler 84; Kitty Kagay 474; Laura Borrelli 277; Joanna Lampert 228. Laura Timmerman offered the blessing for the noon meal.

LUNCH

Lynne deBenedette brought the afternoon session to order leading 72b. Leaders: Kelsey Sunderland 192; Dana Borrelli 457; Jenna Strizak 218; Jennie Brown 384; Kelsey Wessels 477; Jeff Colby 512; Amy Finlay 542; Laura Timmerman 302; Joanne Fuller 61; Robert Stoddard 203; Cheri Hardy 47b; Anne Kazlauskas 269; Linda Shea 306; Joanne Bowman 377; Diane Mennella 30t; Joanne DeVoe 327; Joseph Smeall 455; Jim Bean 191; Joanna Lampert 430; Bob Parr 216; Liz Cantrell 268; Lydia Vernon Jones 267; Anne Johnston 95.

RECESS

The class resumed singing with Jeff Colby leading 131b. Leaders: Bill Holt 419; Terry Ryan 229; Charles Cofone 569b; Kitty Kagay 545; Justin Squizzero 378b; Laura Borrelli 37b; Richard Schmeidler 475; Jesse Pearlman Karlsberg 134; Celia Devine 147b; Diane Mennella 485; Sally House 146; Tom Padwa 77b; Dana Borrelli 186; Russ Vernon Jones 163b; Bob Parr 480; Cindy Bean 48t.

The Chairman called for announcements and reports from committees. Lynne deBenedette, Justin Squizzero, and Karen McGrath led 62 as the closing song. Sally House offered a closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Lynne deBenedette; Vice Chairman—Justin Squizzero; Treasurer—Joanne DeVoe; Secretary—Karen McGrath