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Old Knoxville Days

Knoxville, Georgia

Saturday, November 13, 2004

The first annual all-day Sacred Harp singing for Old Knoxville Days was called to order by Oscar McGuire leading 33b. Louis Hughes offered the morning prayer. Oscar McGuire led 59.

The class was organized for the day with the following officers elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Oscar McGuire; Secretary—Charlene Wallace.

Leaders: Wesley Haley 34b, 45t; Faye Hollis 99, 186; Sharon Hamrick 460, 276; Stanley Edwards 37b, 36b; Lela Crowder 32t, 101t.

Hugh McGraw talked about the history and method of Sacred Harp singing, and then led 448b. Leaders: Sandra Wilkinson 300, 274t; Andy Anderson 107, 535.

RECESS

The class began singing with Oscar McGuire leading 49b. Leaders: Helen Bryson 542, 287; Louis Hughes 378b, 61; Carlene Griffin 81t, 155; Bentley McGuire 282, 47t; Mott Harrell 178, 120; Timothy Haley 384, 117; Charlene Wallace 171; 299.

LUNCH

The afternoon session was called together with Oscar McGuire leading 31t. Leaders: Mary Brownlee 497, 481; Rita Haley 268, 344; John Plunkett 345t, 52t; Sandra Wilkinson 229; Helen Bryson 380; Stanley Edwards 340; Charlene Wallace 192.

Frank Holmes welcomed everyone on behalf of the Crawford County Historical Society.

Leaders: Raymond Hamrick 182; Andy Anderson 105; Lela Crowder and Mary Crowder 68b; Louis Hughes 270; Sharon Hamrick 236; Hugh McGraw 231; Mott Harrell 198; Wesley Haley 122; David Grant 546; Faye Hollis 168; Rita Haley 269; Mary Brownlee 556; Raymond Hamrick 350, 510 (by special request).

After announcements were made, Oscar McGuire led 56t as the closing song. Louis Hughes offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Oscar McGuire; Secretary—Charlene Wallace.