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Harris Springs
Primitive Baptist Church Singing

Gaither’s Plantation, South of Covington (Newton County), Georgia

Saturday, May 19, 2001

This is a new singing that is being held in a church building that has been restored and relocated to Gaither’s Plantation south of Covington, Georgia. The Newton County Historical Society’s Mule Day Folklife Festival is being held concurrently here at Gaither’s Plantation on this day.

Officers for the day are Co-Chairmen Alice West and Charles Woods.

The day of singing began with Alice West leading song on page 59. Hugh McGraw offered the opening prayer.

Leaders: Hugh McGraw 448b, 177; Don Bowen 99, 97; Bill Hollingsworth 146, 147t; John Hollingsworth 77b, 82t; Andy Anderson 159, 28t; Hermon Wilkinson 73t, 215; Eric Tweedy 35, 131t; Marcena Wilkinson 101t; Mitzi Mills 569b; Charles Woods 28b, 269; Henry Zittrouer 87, 143; Bobby Jackson 274t; Lee Rogers 425, 475; John Plunkett 192, 45b. Hermon Wilkinson offered the blessing for the noon meal.

LUNCH

Charles Woods brought the afternoon session to order leading song on page 300. Leaders: Judy Mincey 34t, 538; Jeannette DePoy 282, 65; Richard DeLong 168, 123b; Alice West 120, 288; Angela Benton 358, 155; Charlene Wallace 79, 299; Lela Crowder 503, 117; Eric Tweedy 335; Don Bowen 145b; Lee Rogers 528; Bill Hollingsworth 236; John Hollingsworth 196; Andy Anderson 178; Alice West 504; Richard DeLong 496, 510.

The chairman for next year’s singing which will be held on May 18, 2002 will be Charles Woods.

Alice West led song on page 45t as the closing song. Richard DeLong dismissed the class with prayer.

Co-Chairmen—Alice West and Charles Woods.