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New officers of the Dogwood Blossoms Chapter of Sweet Adelines are, from left, Libby White, Susan Baldeschwiler, Jennie Jacobson and Karen May.

MOUNT VERNON — The Dogwood Blossoms Chapter of Sweet Adelines International held its Installation Dinner on May 21 at Parkside Restaurant.

Barbara Bower, immediate past president, was the installing officer. Using the theme, “Fruitful Future,” each office was symbolized with a fruit. The following officers were installed for 2013-14: Libby White, president; Susan Baldeschwiler, vice president; Karen May, treasurer; and Jennie Jacobson, secretary.

Remaining board members are Liz Moore, Laraine Neighbarger, Sherry Patterson and Bonnie Rutherford.

Outgoing board members Barbara Bower, Terri Barber and Linda Legros were also recognized.

Longevity awards were presented to the following members: Libby White, 10 years; Susan Noland and Becky Moore, 15 years; and Barbara Bower, 25 years.

Gail Piper was honored as Sweet Adeline of the Year, an award voted on by the chorus membership.

Entertainment for the evening was provided by a quartet consisting of Dixie Waite, Barbara Bower, Donna Dudgeon and Susan Baldeschwiler. The evening ended with the group singing under the direction of Donna Dudgeon.

The Dogwood Blossoms Chorus meets each Tuesday evening at Central Christian Church, 17833 Gambier Road, east of Mount Vernon. Rehearsals begin at 7:30 and all females who enjoy singing are invited to attend. For more information, contact Dixie Waite at 740-398-1214 or visit the chorus website at

The chorus is available for performances. For more information contact Susan Baldeschwiler at 740-397-7954.



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