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Alabama Collegiate Singing

Trinity United Methodist Church, Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Saturday, February 18, 2006

The eighth annual session of the Alabama Collegiate Sacred Harp Singing was forced to relocate from the Wesley Foundation Methodist Student Center because of a small fire there the previous day. Trinity United Methodist Church, adjacent to the campus of the University of Alabama, graciously volunteered its fellowship hall and the singing was moved there. Chairman Tim Cook welcomed everyone and called the class to order by leading 32t and 49t. Elder J.L. Hopper offered the opening prayer.

A business session was held with the following officers elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Tim Cook; Vice Chairman—Edward Howton; Secretary/Treasurer—Ruth Wyers; Arranging Committee—Judy Caudle.

Leaders: Edward Howton 36b, 101t; Ruth Wyers 138b, 206; Richard Mauldin and Dick Mauldin 235, 378t; Judy Caudle 192, 33b; Bill Stewart 569b; Brenda Merritt 142, 430; James Wagner 47b, 480; Uel Freeman 388, 64; Robert DuPree 66, 40.

RECESS

Tim Cook returned the class to order by leading 99. Leaders: Steven Lambert 120, 67; Ola Meadows 335, 426t; Gravis Ballinger 270, 78; Emily Creel 77t, 475; Andrew Albers 317, 232; Caroline Parsons 504, 282; Robert Walker 510, 477; Bridgett Hill 276, 168; Elder J.L. Hopper 466, 532. Elder Hopper offered the blessing for the noon meal.

LUNCH

Tim Cook brought the afternoon session to order leading 49b. Leaders: Billy Thompson 319, 100; Lesley Brady and Janice Ballinger 358, 30t; Danny Creel 89, 111b; John Merritt 236, 240; Tim Cook and college students: Emily Creel, Alex Feldman, Bridgett Hill, Alicia Lecroy, and Daphne Messer 569b, 68b, 45t; Tim Cook, Mako Cook, Douglas Cook, and Chieko Cook 72b, 63; Tim Cook 318 (by request from Peggy Bergman by cell phone); Mako Cook 503, 347; Tim Cook and Bill Alexander 59; Joyce Donley 143; Andrew Albers 196; Tim Cook 126 (by request).

Announcements were made. Tim Cook and Bridgett Hill led 323t as the closing song. Jack Pate dismissed the class with prayer.

Chairman—Tim Cook; Vice Chairman—Edward Howton; Secretary—Ruth Wyers.