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Seed and Feed Sacred Harp Singing

Embry Hills Methodist Church, Atlanta, Georgia

Saturday, October 27, 2001

The twenty-fifth annual Seed and Feed Sacred Harp Singing was held on Saturday before the fourth Sunday in October at Embry Hills Methodist Church in Atlanta, Georgia. The class was called to order at 10:00 a.m. by Helen Bryson leading song on page 31 (t? b?). Bryan Black led the opening prayer.

Leaders: Andy Morse 56t, 288; Laura Akerman 84, 532; Doug Allison and Emma Allison 326, 277; Kelly Morris 49b, 114.

A business session was held with the following officers elected or appointed: Chairman—Andy Morse; Vice Chairperson—Lela Crowder; Secretary—Laura Akerman; Chaplain—Bryan Black; Arranging Committee—Kelly Morris and Doug Allison; Memorial Committee—Eric Tweedy and Kenneth DeLong; Finance Committee—Andy Anderson and Dan Huger.

Leaders: Andy Morse 77t; Judy Mincey 464, 475; Charles Woods 479, 358; Martha Ann Stegar 276, 268; Bill Hollingsworth 59, 250; Jeannette DePoy 145t, 229.

RECESS

Lela Crowder called the class back to order leading song on page 34b. Leaders: Cathy White 503, 159; John Whittemore 40, 47 (t? b?); Nancy Yeager 178, 448 (t? b?); Eric Tweedy 362, 314; Joan Durdin 29 (t? b?), 148; John Hollingsworth and Bill Hollingsworth 236; Carri Grindon 122, 146; Andy Anderson and Ed Ridgewine 45 (t? b?), 63; Lee Rogers 332, 32b; Al Grindon and Lucy Grindon 28b, 299.

LUNCH

The class resumed singing with Andy Morse leading song on page 108 (t? b?). Leaders: Louis Hughes 348 (t? b?), 135; Malinda Snow 52t, 455; David Yeager and Richard Amy 504, 386; Karen Morris and Caran Bryant 480, 454; Kenneth DeLong 318, 301; Charlene Wallace 383, 385b.

A memorial lesson was held. Kenneth DeLong led a song for the deceased who have passed away since last year, and Eric Tweedy led for the sick and shut-ins, including Freeman Wootten. Bryan Black closed the memorial lesson with prayer.

Hugh McGraw led song on page 382, and reminisced about the early days of this singing when singers were seated in “bleachers” at the Seed and Feed Theatre.

Leaders: John Plunkett 313b, 285b; Richard DeLong 467, 395; Bryan Black 376, 430; Diane Wall 497, 306; Susan Posey 384, 569 (t? b?); Dan Huger 210; Susan Firestone 66; Laura Akerman and Deborah Jolly 186.

Andy Morse led song on page 62 as the closing song, and Bryan Black dismissed the class with prayer.

Chairman—Andy Morse; Vice Chairperson—Lela Crowder; Secretary—Laura Akerman.