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Seed and Feed Sacred Harp Singing

Embry Hills Methodist Church, Atlanta, Georgia

Saturday, October 23, 2004

The twenty-eighth 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 David Yeager leading 68t. John Plunkett led the opening prayer. David Yeager led 40; Cathy White 31t, 66; Laura Akerman 99; John Plunkett 49b, 70t.

A business session was held with the following officers elected or appointed to serve: Chair—Cathy White; Vice Chair—Debora Grosse; Secretary—Laura Akerman; Arranging Committee—Kelly Morris and John Plunkett; Finance Committee—Andy Morse; Memorial Committee -Helen Bryson.

Leaders: Cathy White 34b; Debora Grosse and Kim Newsom 198, 159; Ellie Soler and Ann Doemland 143, 277; Helen Bryson 100, 112; Elise Eskew 480, 146; David Hokanson 128, 117; Nancy Yeager 71, 178.

RECESS

Cathy White brought the class back to order with 84. Leaders: Andy Morse 410t, 280; Margie Dietz 77t, 81t; Malinda Snow 474, 497; Susan Scott 300, 532; Dan Huger 209, 101t; Sandra Wilkinson 171, 82t. John Plunkett gave the blessing for the noon meal.

LUNCH

The class was called to order for the afternoon session.

Helen Bryson conducted the memorial lesson and led 380 for the sick and shut-ins: Violet Thomason, Jetha Brooks, Tom Wolfgang, John Hocutt, Bobby Jackson, Nick Griffin, and Ray Petty.

Helen Bryson led 568 in memory of the deceased: Robert Kendrick, Carolyn Snow, and Barbara DePoy. The memorial was closed.

Leaders: Martha Ann Stegar 268, 350; Bill Scott 383, 59; Frances Mary D’Andrea 106, 384; John Whittemore 318, 479; Judy Mincey 571, 540; Chris Pyron 38b, 70b; Laura Akerman 240.

Announcements were made. Next year’s singing will be held at a different location, Emory Presbyterian Church in Atlanta.

Cathy White led 347 as the closing song. John Plunkett offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chair—Cathy White; Vice Chair—Debora Grosse; Secretary—Laura Akerman.