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Exeter Singing

Exeter Friends Meeting, Douglassville, Pennsylvania

Saturday, June 18, 2016

The Exeter All-Day Singing was held at the Exeter Friends Meeting House, Douglassville, Pennsylvania, on Saturday before the third Sunday in June. Edward Stokes called the class to order leading 82b.

In a business meeting, the following officers were nominated to serve: Chairman—Tom Stokes; Secretary—Alex Forsyth; Treasurer—Daniel Miksiewicz. The class approved the slate of officers. Tollie Lee offered the opening prayer.

Leaders: Tom Stokes and Alex Forsyth 56t; Sasha Hsuczyk 60; Tollie Lee 30t; Ina Shea 31t; Harry Scott 59; Joel Bassett 128; Becky Wright 330t; Jesse Krikorian 472; Dean Jens 441; Liora O’Donnell Goldensher 371; Lori Cabirac 47b; Rachel Hall 57; Claire Simon 122; Gwen Gethner 89; Daniel Hunter 316; Nancy Mandel 92.


Alex Forsyth called the class back together by leading 207. Leaders: Leon Pulsinelle 270; Gideon Dresdner 208; Elizabeth Pilar 440; Erin Kelly 195; Charles Biada 132; Michael Sensor 504; Daniel Miksiewicz 224; Jason Steidl 203; Guy Bankes 225t; Linda Baysore 88t; Cory Noël 144; Dann Pell 290; Cora Wareh 481; Angharad Davis 302; Rachel Speer 298.


Micah John Walter called the class to order leading 111b. Leaders: Chris Coughlin 32t; Thomas Ward 81t; Fred Steinruck 276; Cassie Irwin 155; Pattie Wareh 299; Lauren Bock 200; Anna Mays 426b; Ruth Wampler 279; Elizabeth Stoddard 374.

Doron Henkin led 216 in honor of the following sick and shut-ins: David Stokes, Bill Farnon, William Gray, Debbie Bliss, and Janelle Davis.

Lamar Matthew led 373 in memory of the following deceased: Phoebe Hopkins, Edward Stokes, Sr., Catherine Stokes, Oliver Kindig-Stokes, Betty Hanf, George Hill, Dorothy Kratz, Mary Mullen, Lloyd Staebler, and Mary Staebler—Pennsylvania; Earlis McGraw—Georgia; S.T. Reed and Elsie Moon—Alabama; Kimberly Morris and Tommy Soper—Florida; Ann Henry—New York; Dan Adams—Connecticut; Loraine Bayer—Ohio; Robert Hanson, Francis Bliss, and David Strother—Maine; Joan Lovell—Massachusetts; Joyce Fagan—New South Wales; James Wells, Joe Neighmond, and Leon J. Pulsinelle—New Jersey. Tollie Lee closed the memorial service with prayer.

Leaders: Chris Holley 499; Jesse P. Karlsberg 423; Joanne Fuller 564; Liz Cantrell 422; Myles Louis Dakan 548; Alvaro Witt Duarte 186. Don Jantzi led the class in prayer before the noon meal.


Bethany Towne called the class to order leading 77t. Leaders: Ben Cocchiaro 189; Carol Huang 182; Jon Giles 511; Micah John Walter 351; Sonia Chin 228; Chris Cotter 477; Dan Coppock 353; Tarik Wareh 197; Sadhbh O’Flynn 67; Allison Steel 411; Robert Stoddard 528; Faiz Wareh 126; Patrick Friesen 546; Mike Richards 534; Linda Shea 306; Kevin Beirne 419; Emma Rose Brown 349; Jonathon Smith 442; Philippa Stoddard 222; Nathan Rees 272.


Jordan Steinruck called the class together by leading 66. Leaders: Julie Botnick 377; Teresa Rodriguez 282; Lynne deBenedette 383; Thom Fahrbach 275t; Ben Sachs-Hamilton 300; Jesse Polhemus 341; Laura Hodges 498; Aaron Weiss 474; G.C. Waldrep 505; Sam Kleinman 348b; Krista Guerrieri 384; Andre Kuney 285t; Julius Pascry 35; Leah Velleman 53; Gabriel Kastelle 135; Christine Andrews 34t; Katy Hunter 338.

Tom Stokes led 69t as the closing song.

Chairman—Tom Stokes; Secretary—Alex Forsyth