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Shiloh Sacred Harp Singing

Shiloh Museum, Springdale, Arkansas

Saturday, April 26, 2003

The Shiloh Sacred Harp Singing was held on Saturday before the fourth Sunday in April at Shiloh Museum in Springdale, Arkansas. Syd Caldwell called the class to order at 10:00 a.m., and Charles Polstle offered the opening prayer.

Syd Caldwell and Charles Polstle led 72b, followed by Dan Brittain giving instructions on how to read the shapes of the notes.

The class organized with the following officers elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Dan Brittain; Vice Chairman—Syd Caldwell; Secretary—Alice Moran; Arranging Committee—Syd Caldwell.

Leaders: Dan Brittain 73b, 148; Alice Moran 40; Shannon Seyler 388, 56b; Bill Caldwell 344, 163b; Penny Kujawinski 171, 28b; Cheryl Foreman 503, 475; Lou Kujawinski 49b, 71.

RECESS

Dan Brittain called the class back to order with 50t. Leaders: Lois Graney 145b, 87; John Napier 141, 127; Syd Caldwell 236, 517.

Dan Brittain conducted the memorial lesson and led 285t and 154, followed by John Napier leading 59.

The following deceased were remembered: Everette Denney, Revy Williamson, Kenneth DeLong, Herman Lambert, Vivian Rogers, and George Rogers—Georgia; Cindy Cole, Leola Smith, Flora Skinner, Lavaughn Ballinger, John Henry Busby, and John Lacy—Alabama; David Wilkerson—California; Jim Dancer and Dr. James Frock—Arkansas; B.E. Matthews—Texas.

The sick and shut-ins remembered were: Elsie Beasley, Ruth Brown, Alice Edwards, Mary Gardner, Eldora Moody, Evelyn Harris, Lamar Smith, Jap Walton, and Joyce Walton—Alabama; Nancy Allen, Myrtle Smith, Donnie McGraw, Hugh McGraw, Mozelle Sheppard, I.V. McWhorter, Richard DeLong, Gladys McGraw, Reby Stanford, Gertie DeLong, Don Bowen, Dot Garrison, and Loy Garrison—Georgia; Donna Abrahams—Maryland; Kelly Beard, Ernestine Pipkin, and Ophelia Matthews—Texas; Oscar Acosta—California. The memorial was closed.

LUNCH

Dan Brittain called the class to order for the afternoon session with 278b. Leaders: Cheryl Foreman 142, 430; Anita Buswell 143, 146, 89; Bill Caldwell 189, 217; Lois Graney 310, 84; Alice Moran 441, 480; Penny Kujawinski 102, 440; Lou Kujawinski 120, 350; Syd Caldwell 494 (for Richard DeLong), 153; Dan Brittain 87 (for Annie).

RECESS

The class resumed singing with Syd Caldwell leading 196, 560 (for the Lonnie Rogers family), 178; Bill Caldwell 474, 276; John Napier 75, 294; Melton Jones 159; Shannon Seyler 268, 222, 299; Dan Brittain “Pohick”, 472, 353, 225t.

Announcements were made. Dan Brittain led 521 as the closing song. John Napier led the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Dan Brittain; Vice Chairman—Syd Caldwell; Secretary—Alice Moran.