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Seed and Feed Sacred Harp Singing

Embry Hills Methodist Church, Atlanta, Georgia

Saturday, October 25, 2003

The twenty-seventh annual Seed and Feed Sacred Harp Singing was held on Saturday before the fourth Sunday in October at Embry Hills Methodist Church in Atlanta, Georgia. The class was called to order by Lela Crowder leading 82t and 101t. Bryan Black offered the opening prayer. Bryan Black led 102; Laura Akerman 479, 84; and Kelly Morris 147t, 159.

A business session was held and the following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—David Yeager; Vice Chair—Cathy White; Secretary—Laura Akerman; Arranging Committee—Kelly Morris and John Plunkett; Finance—Andy Anderson and John Hollingsworth; Memorial—Helen Bryson.

Leaders: David Yeager 425, 350; Cathy White 270, 148; Nancy Yeager 146, 47t; John Hollingsworth 230, 460; Lee Rogers 34t, 431; Hans Guttman 142, 38b; Helen Bryson 175, 361.

RECESS

Cathy White called the class back with 268. Leaders: Malinda Snow 117, 312b; Bill Scott 455, 85; Joan Durdin 45t, 72b (in memory of Ed Turner); Andy Anderson 28t, 335; Deborah Gross 551, 183; Al Grindon 344, 49b; Karen Morris 383 (in memory of Ed Turner), 168; Susan Scott 318, 480.

LUNCH

The class resumed singing with David Yeager leading 178. Leaders: Carlene Griffin 81 (t? b?), 143; Andy Morse 313b, 417; Judy Mincey 376, 510.

Helen Bryson conducted the memorial lesson, and led 72t in memory of the deceased and in honor of the sick and shut-ins. John Plunkett concluded the memorial with prayer.

Leaders: Dan Huger 86, 569 (t? b?); John Whittemore 40, 47b; Charlene Wallace 95, 441; Cary Grindon 315, 504; Phillip Langley 182, 216.

RECESS

The class resumed singing with Malinda Snow leading 448t. Leaders: John Plunkett 495, 540; Wendy Boggan 30t, 63; John Redman 91, 236; Susan Posey and Arlen Folsom 107; Hans Guttman 171, 209; Dan Huger 32t; Lela Crowder and Portia Nunnally 87.

Following announcements, David Yeager led 347 as the closing song, John Hollingsworth offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—David Yeager; Vice Chair—Cathy White; Secretary—Laura Ackerman.