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William Walker Memorial Singing

Burwell Building, Wofford College, Spartanburg, South Carolina

Saturday, March 18, 2006

The thirteenth annual South Carolina singing in memory of William Walker was held at Wofford College in Spartanburg, South Carolina, on Saturday before the third Sunday in March. At 9:15 a.m., Dan Huger taught a singing school on four and seven-shape systems, and concluded by leading 78b (CH), 281b (CH), and 49t.

RECESS

A business session was held with the following officers elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Dan Huger; Secretary—Mary Baumeister; Arranging Committee—Dan Huger. The business session was closed.

Hugh McGraw led 49b then Dan Huger offered the opening prayer. Dr. Doyle Boggs, Executive Director of Communications with the college, welcomed the singers. The first morning session was sung from Christian Harmony, Carolina Edition.

Leaders: Mary Baumeister 120t; Chris Wilhelm 129t; John Hollingsworth 144b; Ken George 381t; David Carlton 116t; Steve Walker 130b; Adam Lockamy 117; Bobbi Albert 223t; Bill Burns 249t.

RECESS

The second morning session was sung from The Sacred Harp, 1991 Edition. Leaders: Dan Huger 99; Holly Corbett 178; Walter Hartley 40; Jonathon Smith 282; Amanda Denson 373; Amanda Denson and Colin Denson Brady 345b; Amanda Denson and her granddaughter, Emily “You Are My Sunshine”; John Hollingsworth 114; Carolyn Roberts 155; Hugh McGraw 145b; Henry Zittrouer 569b; Bonnie West 29t; Adam Lockamy 145t, 47b; Mary Baumeister 539. Hugh McGraw offered the blessing for the noon meal.

LUNCH

The first afternoon session was sung from the Christian Harmony. Leaders: Dan Huger 261t; Caroline Parsons 215, 214, 51 (by request); David Carlton 269, “Easter Anthem” (by request); Dan Huger 381b (by request), 299 (by request).

The class then switched to The Sacred Harp, 1991 Edition. Leaders: Jonathon Smith 117, 335, 480; Holly Corbett 481, 361; Walter Hartley 146, 147t; Ken George 58, 159; Rachel Haynie 45t; Hugh McGraw 524; Caroline Parsons 504, 225t; Gene Crenshaw 497; David Carlton 496; Gene Crenshaw 547.

Announcements were made. Thanks were expressed to Wofford College, and to Dr. Boggs and Dr. Thurmond. Dr. Boggs dismissed the class with prayer, to adjourn to William Walker’s grave in nearby Magnolia Cemetery.

Hugh McGraw led 34 (CH), “The Lone Pilgrim”; Walter Hartley led 300. Dr. Boggs gave the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Dan Huger; Secretary—Mary Baumeister; Assistant Secretary—Caroline Parsons.