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Church Music Heritage and Fall Festival

1859 USA Presbyterian Church, Petersburg, Tennessee

Saturday, October 1, 2005

The second annual singing was called to order at 10:00 a.m. by John Edmondson leading 49t. Elder J.L. Hopper offered the opening prayer.

Officers for the day were Chairman—John Edmondson and Secretary—Heidi Nolen.

Leaders: Tim Reynolds 63, 159; Roy Turrentine 49b, 68b; Sandie Scott 145b, 128; Gordon Wilkinson 145t, 42; Marcia Edmondson and John Edmondson 174; Marcia Edmondson 45t; Marilyn Burchett 59, 335; Elder J.L. Hopper 81t, 33t; Heidi Nolen 569 (t? b?), 278t.

RECESS

David Carlton brought the class back together leading 171 and 278b. Leaders: Lewis Frost 178, 346; Laurens Blankers 40, 334; Glenda Hopper 66, 120; Hibbard Thatcher 146, 479; John Edmondson 85. Tim Reynolds offered the blessing for the noon meal.

LUNCH

The afternoon session began with John Edmondson leading 119. Leaders: Tim Reynolds 84, 107; Sandie Scott 288, 61; Gordon Wilkinson 318; Roy Turrentine 101t, 99; Charlene Misner and Marilyn Burchett 72b, 294; Marcia Edmondson and Henry Cobb 457; Lewis Frost 515, 452; Heidi Nolen 148, 47b; Hibbard Thatcher 503, 64.

RECESS

Elder Hopper called the session back to order leading 91 and 187. Leaders: Laurens Blankers 155, 551; Glenda Hopper 276, 310; David Carlton 421, 496; Tim Reynolds 277 (by request).

Announcements were made. Elder J.L. Hopper presented a computer program he had developed for a singing school. John Edmondson led 133 as the closing song. Elder Hopper offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—John Edmondson; Secretary—Heidi Nolen.