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University of Georgia Singing

State Botanical Gardens, Athens, Georgia

February 23, 2003

The thirtieth annual session of the University of Georgia Singing was held at the Visitors Center of the State Botanical Gardens on the fourth Sunday in February. Singing during the morning session was from “The Social Harp” by John McCurry, first published in 1855 and reprinted by the University of Georgia Press in 1973.

Chairman John Garst called the class to order leading songs on pages 22 and 23b. John Hollingsworth offered the morning prayer. In a business session, the class voted to retain the same officers: Chairman—John Garst; Vice Chairman—John Hollingsworth; Secretary—Charlene Wallace. Lee Rogers was appointed to serve as Arranging Committee.

Leaders: John Hollingsworth 233, 250; Charlene Wallace 25, 65; Lee Rogers 53, 137; Judy Mincey 135, 182; Dan Huger 24b, 24t; Berkley Moore 21, 238; Sharon Kellam 218b, 216; Andy Anderson 17, 156; John Plunkett 103, 51.

RECESS

John Hollingsworth called the class together leading 79b. Leaders: Bruce King 158, 173; Laura Akerman 87, 200; Earlis McGraw 86, 60; Karen Redwine 166, 30; David Grant 84, 83; Bobby Watkins 26, 148; Nancy Yeager 76b, 204t; David Yeager 210, 194; Henry Zittrouer 204b, 66.

LUNCH

John Garst opened the afternoon session, which was from “The Sacred Harp,” leading 87. Leaders: John Hollingsworth 460; Judy Mincey 86; Berkley Moore 551; Ann Brightwell 31b, 312b; Raymond Hamrick 350, 145t; Angela Benton 358, 85; Dan Huger 474, 99; Laura Akerman 499; Kevin Kelly 314, 66; Sharon Kellam 347, 77b; David Yeager 330b; Karen Redwine 352, 320; Andy Anderson and Judy Mincey 236 (for Bill Hollingsworth); Lee Rogers 475; Earlis McGraw 225t; Mandy Brady 225b, 78; Charlene Wallace 171; Bobby Watkins 76b, 77t; Sylvia McLaurin 268; Nancy Yeager 285t; Bruce King 457; Ann Brady 40, 186; John Plunkett 62b.

Following announcements, John Hollingsworth led 62 as the closing song. John Plunkett dismissed the class with prayer.

Chairman—John Garst; Vice Chairman—John Hollingsworth; Secretary—Charlene Wallace.