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Chattanooga Sacred Harp Singing

Chattanooga Primitive Baptist Church, Chattanooga, Tennessee

Saturday, August 16, 2003

The seventh annual Chattanooga Sacred Harp Singing was held on Saturday before the third Sunday in August. Phil Summerlin called the class to order at 9:30 a.m., and led 36b. The opening prayer was offered by Mel Kersey.

Leaders: Phil Summerlin 39t; Linda Sides 276, 32t; Duane Chesney 34b, 146; Cheryl Foreman 42, 107; Daryl Chesney 171, 145t; Floyd Peters 59, 82t; Coy Ivey 63, 76b; Tim Russell 503, 565; Wayne Hartman 72b, 568; Terry Wootten 201, 283; Mike Thompson 270, 290; Mel Kersey 66, 147b; Nate Green and Norma Green 30b, 343.

RECESS

Gaston White called the class back to order leading 84 and 186. Leaders: Judy Mincey 475, 497; Henry Johnson 56b, 375; John Plunkett 133, 354 (t? b?); Lela Crowder 339, 208; Elder Andrew Huffman 61, 106; Don Bowen 99, 101t; Morgan Freuler 57, 209; Virginia Douglas 49b (for Diane Mennella), 268; Dan Huger 504, 48b; Sandra Wilkinson 212, 176t; Betty Wright 515, 323b.

LUNCH

The afternoon session was brought to order by Linda Sides leading 148 and 168 (for Bill Thomas). Leaders: Alan Pritchett 45t (in memory of Johnny Leathers), 457; Aldo Ceresa 50t, 155; Phil Summerlin 97; Duane Chesney 354b; Cheryl Foreman 430; Daryl Chesney 461; Marlon Wootten 441; Floyd Peters 68b; Shane Wootten 56t; Tim Russell 47b; Bud Oliver 47t; Mike Thompson 434; Mel Kersey 347; Gaston White 40; Alan Pritchett 135; Nate Green and Norma Green 324; Judy Mincey 474; Henry Johnson 88t; John Plunkett 297; Lela Crowder 494; Don Bowen 384; Virginia Douglas 455; Morgan Freuler 421; Dan Huger 137; Sandra Wilkinson 274t; Betty Wright 358; Aldo Ceresa 267.

Announcements were made. Phil Summerlin led 147t as the closing song. Following prayer, the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Phil Summerlin; Secretary—Linda Sides.