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Chattanooga Sacred Harp Singing

Chattanooga Primitive Baptist Church, Chattanooga, Tennessee

August 17, 2002

The sixth annual Chattanooga Sacred Harp Singing was held at the Chattanooga Primitive Baptist Church on Saturday before the third Sunday in August. Phil Summerlin called the class to order at 9:30 a.m., leading songs on pages 34b and 33b. The opening prayer was offered by Elder Joe Hildreth.

Bill Thomas, Linda Sides, and Karen Ivey served as the Arranging Committee.

Leaders: Linda Sides 276; Tim Reynolds 159; Susan Harcrow 35; Lela Crowder 106; Dan Huger 99; Duane Chesney 146; Norma Green 42; Mel Kersey 515; Sandie Scott 176t; Floyd Peters 68b; Karen Henderson 45t; Elder Ricky Harcrow and Jackson Harcrow 36b; Dennis George 319; Tim Russell 39b; Bud Oliver 39t; Michael Thompson 384; Jackson Harcrow 274t.

RECESS

Tim Reynolds brought the class back to order leading song on page 192. Leaders: Virginia Douglas 49b; Cora Sweatt 73t; Karen Ivey 371; Sarah Jenkins 171; Judy Mincey 50b; David Ivey 162; Betty Julian, Julie Hughes, Allan Pritchett, Wayne Hartman, and Linda Sides 63; Butch White 74b; John Lamb 47b; Susan Harcrow 480; Rita Downer 452; Devann Jackson 59; Duane Chesney 143; Norma Green 119; Mel Kersey 120; Sandie Scott 408; Floyd Peters and Don Bryson 82t; Karen Henderson 457; Ricky Harcrow 335, 32t; Dan Huger 86; Lela Crowder 186; Dennis George 358; David Sault 437; Phil Summerlin 196; Tim Russell 101b; Bud Oliver 343.

LUNCH

Phil Summerlin brought the afternoon session to order leading song on page 405. Leaders: Rodney Ivey 270, 299; Daryl Chesney 340, 155; Linda Sides 454; Judy Mincey 475; Devann Jackson 128; Sarah Jenkins 350, 354 (t? b?); Elder Andrew Huffman 566; Wayne Hartman 72b; Donald Rackley 312b; Michael Thompson 290; Butch White 77t; Virginia Douglas 268, 455; Karen Ivey 567; David Sault 465; David Ivey 76b; John Lamb 442; Alan Pritchett 448t; Nick Dobbs 348b; Judy Mincey 347; Virginia Douglas 288; Duane Chesney 84; Dan Huger 532.

After announcements, Phil Summerlin and Linda Sides led song on page 225 (t? b?). Tim Reynolds offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

We express our appreciation to Elder Andrew Huffman and the members of the church for the use of the facilities. Next year’s singing will be on August 16.

Chairman—Phil Summerlin; Secretary—Linda Sides.