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Alpharetta Municipal Building Singing

Alpharetta, Georgia

Sunday, June 11, 2006

The 138th annual session was held at the Alpharetta Municipal Building in Alpharetta, Georgia, on the second Sunday in June. Vice Chairman Janice Paulk brought the class to order leading 63. The morning prayer was offered by Ruth Wills. The class voted to dedicate this day of singing to the Chairman, Richard DeLong, who is recovering from surgery.

The following officers were elected or appointed in 2005 for this year’s singing: Chairman—Richard DeLong; Vice Chairman—Janice Paulk; Secretary/Treasurer—Helen Bryson.

Leaders: Janice Paulk 75; Helen Bryson 70b, 49b; Mike Castleberry 401, 59; Phillip Langley 217, 142; Matt Hinton 148, 112; Bentley McGuire 222, 124; Jason Hollis 299, 344; Faye Holbrook 67, 380; Loy Garrison 83t, 566; Lucretia Franklin 100, 388; Malinda Snow 198, 358.

RECESS

John Plunkett called the class to order leading 81t. Leaders: Frances Mary D’Andrea 384, 189; Violet Thomason 318, 192; Jack Paulk 147t; Oscar McGuire 473, 129; Tony Hammock 61, 60; Faye Hollis 340, 186; Vaudie Sherer 128, 460; Laura Ackerman 280, 338.

LUNCH

Janice Paulk called the class back to order leading 448b.

A business session was held for the purpose of electing officers for next year’s singing. The following officers were elected to serve: Chairman—Richard DeLong; Vice Chairman—Janice Paulk; Secretary/Treasurer—Helen Bryson.

John Plunkett led 465 for the deceased and sick and shut-ins. Leaders: Erika Hinton 335, 501; Sandra Wilkinson 405, 300; Jeremy Shipp 567, 313b; Rachel Carlisle 275b,145t; Jeannette DePoy 82t (for Richard DeLong), 411; Debra Grosse 17I, 312b; Judy Mincey 494, 475; John Plunkett 74b, 123t; Gabriel Pline 178, 268; Andy Morse 472, 454 (in memory of his mother); Violet Thomason 340, 343; Oscar McGuire 336,155; Faye Hollis 371, 373; Matt Hinton 42; Bentley McGuire 551, 276; Jason Hollis 36b, 40; Janice Paulk 341 (by request).

Announcements were made. Janice Paulk led 45t for the closing song. John Plunkett offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Richard DeLong; Vice Chairman—Janice Paulk; Secretary/Treasurer—Helen Bryson.