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Plymouth All Day Singing

East Sandwich Friend’s Meetinghouse, Sandwich, Massachusetts

Saturday, February 23, 2008

The Plymouth All Day Singing was opened by Allison Schofield who conducted a singing school on leading. She led 72b, 168, 155, 30b, and 33b as part of the lesson.

RECESS

The first session was called to order by Justin Squizzero leading 32t. Lynne deBenedette offered the opening prayer.

The following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Justin Squizzero; Vice Chairman—Shelley Otis; Secretary—Martha Sulya.

Leaders: Shelley Otis 284; Martha Sulya and Kate LaPrad 39t; Jesse Pearlman Karlsberg 28t, 275t; Joanna Lampert 74b, 319; Jim Picton 384; Caitlin Thurrell 146; Tom Padwa 178, 515; Laura Borrelli 106, 277; Kelsey Sunderland 276, 228; James Baumgartner 163b, 300; Kate LaPrad 335; Chris Noren 236; Kamilah Tisdale 217; John Ostwald 269, 216; Elizabeth Stoddard 162, 77b; Eric Hildebrant 551. Kelsey Sunderland offered a blessing for the noon meal.

LUNCH

Jennie Brown brought the class to order leading 274t. Leaders: Joanne Fuller 129, 39b; Lynne deBenedette 426b, 29t; Robert Stoddard 383, 272; Paula Picton 404, 200; Lauren Bock 208, 430; Allison Schofield 411, 542; Aldo Ceresa 550, 302; Joyce Whittington 565, 480; Kiri Miller 442, 112; Jennie Brown 108b, 564; D.J. Hatfield 38t, 460; Bill Holt 376, 377; Kitty Kagay 440, 375; Andrew Lebrun 268, 567; Celia Devine 147b, 280.

RECESS

Joanna Lampert restored order to the class by leading 148. Leaders: Chuck Micciche 45t; Liz Cantrell 102, 496; Nellie Farrington 454, 566; Justin Squizzero 328, 214; Kamilah Tisdale 46; Robert Stoddard and Elizabeth Stoddard 196; Tom Padwa 145b; Kiri Miller and James Baumgartner 198; Libby Brownell 421; Kelsey Sunderland and Lauren Bock 165; Jim Picton and Paula Picton 299; Aldo Ceresa and Allison Schofield 349; Andrew Lebrun 282; Joyce Whittington and Joanna Lampert 569b; Lynne deBenedette and Jennie Brown 445; Caitlin Thurrell 117; D.J. Hatfield and Laura Borrelli 142; Bill Holt, Eric Hildebrant, and Chris Noren 532; Joanne Fuller and Jesse Pearlman Karlsberg 61; Kitty Kagay and Liz Cantrell 89; John Ostwald and Nellie Farrington 107.

A business session was held. The Secretary reported that 87 songs had been led by 38 leaders from 6 states, and a total of 51 singers had registered. Kate LaPrad gave the Treasurer’s report.

Justin Squizzero announced that the 2009 Plymouth All Day Singing will be held on the Saturday before the 2nd Sunday in February, and the business meeting was closed.

Justin Squizzero, Shelley Otis, Martha Sulya, and Kate LaPrad led 62 as the final song. Joyce Whittington offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Justin Squizzero; Vice Chairman—Shelley Otis; Secretary—Martha Sulya