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Chattanooga Area Sacred Harp Singing

New Salem Baptist Church, Soddy Daisy, Tennessee

Saturday, August 20, 2005

The ninth annual Chattanooga Area Sacred Harp Singing was held on Saturday before the third Sunday in August. The class was welcomed and called to order at 9:30 a.m. by Phil Summerlin leading 34b. The opening prayer was offered by Linton Ballinger.

The following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Phil Summerlin; Arranging—Michael Thompson; Secretaries—Daryl Chesney and Linda Sides.

Leaders: Phil Summerlin 171; Linda Sides 59, 32t; Henry Johnson 123t, 129; Ed Thacker 331, 314; Daryl Chesney 569b; Daryl Chesney, Krista Risen, and Keara Risen 128; Linton Ballinger 224, 217; S.T. Reed 495, 567; Bud Oliver 73t, 39b; Bill McGhee 143, 312b; Alice Watkin 338, 415; Rod Ivey 186, 108b; Mel Kersey 566, 565; Duane Chesney 84, 87.

RECESS

Phil Summerlin brought the class back to order leading 405.

Leaders: Michael Thompson 384, 424; Tim Reynolds 86, 148; David Ivey 70t, 410t; Milton Oliver 176t, 403; Henry Johnson 70b; Ed Thacker 498; Daryl Chesney 283; Linton Ballinger 285t; S.T. Reed 60; Bud Oliver 61; Bill McGhee 76b; Alice Watkin 145t; 159; Rod Ivey 81t; Mel Kersey 47t; Duane Chesney 146; Tim Reynolds 278b, 442; Milton Oliver 321, 318.

LUNCH

The afternoon session was brought to order by Phil Summerlin leading 68b (in memory of Floyd Peters). Leaders: Michael Thompson 448b; David Ivey 201; Linda Sides 328, 168 (for Bill and Delene Thomas); Henry Johnson 375; Ed Thacker 68t; Daryl Chesney 373; Linton Ballinger 354b; S.T. Reed 271b; Bud Oliver 270, 42; Bill McGhee 335; Alice Watkin 71, 457; Mel Kersey 515; Duane Chesney 155, 85; Tim Reynolds 344, 163b; Milton Oliver 282.

Following announcements, Linda Sides led 225t as the closing song, and dismissed the class with prayer.

Please note that the location for the 2006 singing is yet to be determined, and will be announced later both online and at area singings.

Chairman—Phil Summerlin; Secretaries—Daryl Chesney and Linda Sides.