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Old Knoxville Days

Knoxville, Georgia

Saturday, November 12, 2005

The second all day Sacred Harp singing for Old Knoxville Days was called to order by Oscar McGuire leading 33t. The morning prayer was offered by David Grant.

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

Mr. Frank Holmes, on behalf of the Crawford County Historical Society, welcomed everyone to the Old County Courthouse to celebrate Old Knoxville Days.

Oscar McGuire led 59. Hugh McGraw explained the methods of singing Sacred Harp and the history of Sacred Harp in Georgia.

Leaders: Charlene Wallace 49t, 47b; Martha Harrell 39t, 515; Robert Chambless 72b, 303; Jason Hollis 358, 40; Helen Bryson 217, 68b; Martha Almond 490, 298.

RECESS

The class was called together by Oscar McGuire leading 145t. Leaders: Sharon Hamrick 276, 460; Donna Scott and Judy Chambless 569b, 323b; David Grant 130, 266; Lela Crowder 49b, 277; Bentley McGuire 300, 457; Lauren Harrison 282, 63; Darien Merritt 479, 112.

LUNCH

The afternoon session was brought to order by Oscar McGuire leading 57. Leaders: Rita Haley 137, 268; John Plunkett 77t, 312t; Mary Brownlee 38b, 66; Hugh McGraw 185, 184; Faye Hollis 155, 99; Rosemund Watson 503, 34t; Wesley Haley 34b, 198; Richard James 31t, 45t; Lela Crowder and Mary Crowder 186; Hugh McGraw 495 (for Raymond Hamrick); Helen Bryson 151; Judy Chambless 420; Raymond Hamrick 225t; Wayne Watson 480; John Plunkett 510; Lauren Harrison 236.

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

Chairman—Oscar McGuire; Secretary—Charlene Wallace.