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Coastal Maine Singing

Darrow’s Barn, Damariscotta, Maine

Saturday, July 26, 2008

The 6th annual Coastal Maine Singing was held at Darrow’s Barn in Damariscotta, Maine, on the Saturday before the fourth Sunday in July. The class was called to order by Barb Ames leading 59. The morning prayer was offered by Marge Awalt.

Leaders: Barb Ames 24b; Corrone Bryant 147t; Edith Berger 31b; Peter Golden 29t; Pleasance Crawford 492; Sumner Roberts 391; George Seiler 183; Kelsey Sunderland 192; Robert Stoddard 377; Vicki Adams 178; Jesse Pearlman-Karlsberg 499; Celia Devine 106; Aldo Ceresa 435; Hallie Wells 299; Chris Holley 105; Anne Kazlauskas 479; Bill Holt 208; Terry Ryan 250; Becky Wright 163t; Greg Mulkern 411; Leonard Spencer 254; Andrew Magee 47b; Lauren Bock 282.


The class was brought back together by Joanne Fuller leading 89. Leaders: Elizabeth Stoddard 77b; Hal Booth 452; Bobbie Goodell 472; Justin Levi 283; Joanna Lampert 500; Lynne deBenedette 162; Barb Ames 503.


Singing resumed with Jennie Brown leading 460. Leaders: Pleasance Crawford 176b; Sumner Roberts 332; Vicki Adams 556; Aldo Ceresa 222; Robert Stoddard 454; Peter Golden 274t; Hallie Wells 48t; Chuck Crawford 47t; Liz Cantrell 348b; Kelsey Sunderland 129.

George Seiler led 36b for the sick and shut-ins: Linda Fuller, Jane Ames, Jim Stanicki, Robert Hall, Anne Allen, and John Pratt.

George Seiler then read the memorial lesson and led 347 in memory of the following deceased: Joel Cartwright, Missy Kent, LaRue Allen, Homer Benefield, Amanda Denson Brady, Gail Birch, Bob Baldwin, Milton Oliver, Kat Kinkade, Wendy Karlesberg-Meltzer, Barry Talesnick, Matthew Morry, Peter Smith, Toby Sogman, Joan Durbin, Sunshine Rodrigues-Bloch, and Bonnie Rogers.

Leaders: Joanne Fuller 131b; Chris Holley and Kathryn Mulhearn 30b; Bill Holt 352; Anne Kazlauskas 218; Corrone Bryant and Barb Ames led 49t as a blessing before the noon meal.


The afternoon session was called to order by Chris Holley leading 111b. Leaders: Jesse Pearlman-Karlsberg 325; Kathryn Mulhearn 209; Celia Devine 66; Terry Ryan 280; Becky Wright 442; Greg Mulkern 506; Leonard Spencer 260; Liz Cantrell 324; Andrew Magee 566; Lauren Bock 430; Elizabeth Stoddard 564; Hal Booth 515; Bobbie Goodell 496; Joanna Lampert 440; Justin Levi 371; Lynne deBenedette 186; Edith Berger 384; Jennie Brown 292; George Seiler 480; Kathryn Mulhearn 163t; Barb Ames 76b; Corrone Bryant 479; Chuck Crawford 72b; Kelsey Sunderland 392; Joan Sheldon 155; Robert Stoddard 228; Aldo Ceresa 320.


Peter Golden brought the class together leading 401. Leaders: Joanne Fuller 270; Marge Awalt and Chris Holley 171; Becky Wright 547; Jesse Pearlman-Karlsberg 46; Liz Cantrell 34t; Terry Ryan 157; Lauren Bock 80t; Greg Mulkern 360; Andrew Magee 512; Elizabeth Stoddard 448t; Justin Levi 272; Lynne deBenedette 32t; Jennie Brown 424; George Seiler 159; Kathryn Mulhearn 31t; Leonard Spencer 70b; Bobbie Goodell 193; Sumner Roberts 312t.

Barb Ames made announcements. Treasurer Dan Purdy reported that expenses have been met. Secretary Hal Booth made his report as follows: total registered attendance 73 (t? b?), with 35 leaders leading 98 songs. Resolutions were offered by Bobbie Goodell.

Marge Awalt offered a prayer, and Barb Ames led 62. The class was dismissed with a prayer offered by George Seiler.

Chairperson—Barb Ames; Secretary—Hal Booth