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South Carolina Convention -
William Walker Memorial

Wofford College, Spartanburg, South Carolina

Saturday, April 1, 2000

The seventh session of the South Carolina State Convention in memory of William Walker was held at Wofford College, Spartanburg, South Carolina on Saturday before the first Sunday in April. The class was called to order by Harry Eskew leading song on page 49t. John Bullard led the class in the opening prayer.

Two important decisions concerning future sessions were made. The class voted to change the date of this singing to be held on Saturday before the second Sunday in April in order to avoid conflicts with other nearby singings. We also voted to limit ourselves in the future to two books, the “Christian Harmony” and “The Sacred Harp”.

Leaders: Dr. Harry Eskew 49t; Brent Holcomb 40, 49b; Walter Hartley 146; Holly Corbett 35, 45t; Dr. Harry Eskew 477, 128; J.B. Parker 128t (CH), 165 (CH); John Plunkett 208b (CH), 116 (CH).

RECESS

Brent Holcomb led song on page 441 to bring the class to order. Leaders: Chris Bero 148, 67b (CH); Terry Chandler 55b (CH), 127; Tom Cole 159, 299.

LUNCH

Brent Holcomb brought the afternoon session to order leading song on page 238, followed by Mildred Chandler leading songs on pages 89 and 136.

Dr. Harry Eskew led song on page 381b as a memorial lesson for the deceased, and remembering the sick and shut-ins.

Leaders: Joel Jones 178, 105b (CH); Bill Burns 117; Teresa Caldwell 145, 142; Walter Hartley 452; Brent Holcomb 106; Holly Corbett 59; J.B. Parker 131; Holly Corbett 81; John Plunkett 503; Mildred Chandler 355, 236.

The class was dismissed.

Chairman—Brent Holcomb; Secretary—Bill Siefert.