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Harpeth Valley - Priestley Miller Memorial Singing

Free Will Baptist Bible College, Nashville, Tennessee

April 13, 1996

The thirty-fifth annual Harpeth Valley—Priestley Miller Memorial Sacred Harp Singing was called to order on the first Saturday after Easter by Tim Reynolds leading song on page 59. Darrell Holley led the opening prayer. Tim Reynolds led song on page 159. Darrell Holley welcomed the singers to the campus of the Free Will Baptist Bible College where he is a faculty member. This is the first time this singing has been held away from the Harpeth Presbyterian Church where Priestley Miller was the minister for twenty-one years. Darrell Holley led songs on pages 68b and 354b. The following leaders were called: Gordon Wilkerson 30t, 112; Fay Thompson 128, 64; Melanie Hardy 84, 143; David Carlton 178, 146; Sandie Scott 117, 268; Hibbard Thatcher 49b, 155.

RECESS

Tim Reynolds called the class back to order by leading songs on pages 85 and 192. Leaders: Allen Fannin 82t, 373; Gary Smith 34b, 49t; Sarah Smith 406, 129; Phillip Collum 73b, 72b; Seth Holloway 388, 294; Darrell Holley 127, 324; Gordon Wilkerson 475, 217; Sandra Cohron and Henry Cobb 277, 299.

LUNCH

Tim Reynolds brought the class back together by leading songs on pages 452 and 39t. Leaders: Fay Thompson 53, 479; David Carlton 102, 254; Sandie Scott 28t, 28b; Hibbard Thatcher 147t, 40; Allen Fannin 430, 313b; Gary Smith 145b; Sarah Scott 100; Sandra Cohron 107, 312b; Ann Betts 29t, 35. After announcements Tim Reynolds led song on page 45t as the closing song. David Carlton led the closing prayer.

Chairman—Timothy J. Reynolds; Secretary—Sandie Scott.