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Maine Singing

The Old Town-House, Union, Maine

Saturday, July 26, 2014

The 12th session of the Maine All-Day Singing met on the last Saturday of July. Bobbie Goodell called the class to order leading 474. Wayne Newland offered the opening prayer.

Leaders: Kris Paprocki 451; Terry Ryan 181; Elizabeth Stoddard 171; Debbie Bliss 28b; Chuck Crawford 546; Emily Hancock 39t; Francis Bliss 86; Allie Talbot 148; Bruce Voyles 335; Deborah Marsh 155; Corrone Bryant 77b; Emma Swartz 77t; Hal Booth 344; David Bliss 209; Alexa Gilmore 274t; John Travers 36b; Pleasance Crawford 422; Ian Ludders 81t; Alice Eaddy 218; Willis McCumber 83b; Troad Richmond 448t; George Pomfret 535; Janet Ross Snyder 84.

RECESS

Liz Cantrell called the class back together leading 40. Leaders: Bill Holt 208; Cory Noel 72b; Gideon Dresdner 179; Angharad Davis 292; Robert Stoddard 33b; Jesse Polhemus 102; Barb Patterson 187; James Page 505; Liora O’Donnell Goldensher 500; Ben Bath 189; Marjorie Brown 59; Chris Noren 128; Mary Gowins 192; Erik-Dardan Ymeraga 142; Gwen Gethner 300; Aldo Ceresa 556; Magdalena Eriksen 163b; Scott Luscombe 430.

Chuck Crawford and Pleasance Crawford conducted the memorial lesson, leading 50b for the sick and shut-Ins and 303 in memory of the deceased. Pleasance concluded the memorial lesson by reading verses 2 and 3 of 330b.

Leaders: Carly Goss 385t; Ron Trial 276; Mary Skidmore 71; Leonard Spencer 250; Joanne Fuller 460; Kelsey Wessels 477. Dick Wimmer offered the prayer before lunch.

LUNCH

Jesse Polhemus called the class back to order leading 213t. Leaders: Christine Andrews 376; Peter Golden 384; Linda Shea 328; Dick Patterson 168; Alison Brown 228; Jennie Brown 456; Tim Eriksen 28t; Philippa Stoddard 455; Clinton Davis 56b; Lynne deBenedette 182; Chris McKnight 183; Pat Callahan 530; Robert Dove 547; Liz Cantrell 315; Chris Holley and Kathe Pilibosian 551; Robert Stoddard 507; Cory Noel 74b; Carly Goss 542; James Page 272; Marjorie Brown 99; Gwen Gethner 217; Gideon Dresdner 76b; Barb Patterson 564; Terry Ryan 454.

RECESS

The class was brought back to order by Christine Andrews and Emma Swartz leading 82t. Leaders: Clinton Davis 170; Celia Devine 298; Ian Ludders 298; Liora O’Donnell Goldensher 29t; Scott Luscombe 481; Angharad Davis 406; Leonard Spencer 245; Mary Gowins and Jennie Brown 475; Chris Noren 359; Donna Carlson 496; Dick Patterson 48t; Janet Ross Snyder 504; Pleasance Crawford and Pat Callahan 492; Chris McKnight 79; Mary Skidmore 378b; Magdalena Eriksen and Tim Eriksen 269; Lynne deBenedette 47t; Erik-Dardan Ymeraga 501; Alison Brown 268; Willis McCumber 27; Joanne Fuller 163t; Linda Shea 378b.

A short business meeting was held to elect Pat Callahan as chairman of the 2015 Maine All-Day Singing.

Bobbie Goodell and Kris Paprocki led 62. Bobbie read the words of 474 as the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Bobbie Goodell; Secretary—Terry Ryan