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Spivey Hall Singing

Clayton State College and University, Morrow, Georgia

Wednesday, July 23, 2003

The first annual all day Sacred Harp Singing at Spivey Hall was held on Wednesday, July 23, 2003. Hugh McGraw called the class to order with songs on pages 32t and 59. The morning prayer was offered by Louis Hughes, Sr.

A business session was held with the following officers elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Gene Pinion; Vice Chairman—Hugh McGraw; Secretary—Lela Crowder; Arranging Committee—Charlene Wallace; Chaplain—Louis Hughes, Sr.

Leaders: Gene Pinion 31b; Lela Crowder 171, 99; Louis Hughes 82t, 76b; Charlene Wallace 77t, 101t; Andy Anderson 37b, 28t; Carolyn Groover 49t, 198; John Hollingsworth 460, 47t; Risse Rudy 77b, 107; John Plunkett 225 (t? b?), 492; Rachel Duys 447, 457; Bobby Jackson 499, 290; Malinda Snow 497; 551; Charles Woods 503, 269.

RECESS

Hugh McGraw called the class back together leading 145b. Leaders: Jimmie Denney 61, 155; Argean Vokes 452, 73 (t? b?); Matt Cartmill 312b, 313b; Lee Rogers 34t, 475; Raymond Hamrick 369, 287; Daphene Ray 358, 412; Junie Wooten 270, 535; Martha Ann Stegar 63, 84; Glenn Haynes 50 (t? b?), 196; Susan Posey 178, 40; Mildred Johnson 208, 548; Robin Drewry 159; Karen Neuner 463.

LUNCH

Gene Pinion called the class back to order for the afternoon session leading 145t. Leaders: Joanna Green 128; Mary Beth Lively 45t; Donna Bailey 350; Janet Re 154, 285b; Shirley Burk 162, 105; Peter Winkler 284, 209; Elise Phillips 299, 81t; Matt Cartmill 504, 547; Morgan Freuler 146; Susan Posey 49b, 236; Alice West 566, 294; Lela Crowder 87, 300; Louis Hughes 384; Charles Woods 110, Carolyn Groover 502; Risse Rudy with Mildred Johnson 220; Glenn Haynes 213 (t? b?).

Announcements were made. It was decided that this would become an annual singing that will be held on Saturday before the third Sunday in July at Spivey Hall on the campus of Clayton College and State University.

Gene Pinion and Hugh McGraw led 46 as the closing song. John Hollingsworth offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Gene Pinion; Vice Chairman—Hugh McGraw; Secretary—Lela Crowder.