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Spivey Hall Singing

Clayton State College and University, Morrow, Georgia

Saturday, July 15, 2006

The fourth annual all day Sacred Harp singing at Spivey Hall was held on Saturday before the third Sunday in July. The class was called to order by Gene Pinion leading 47t. He welcomed everyone then introduced Amber Dimkoff. The morning prayer was offered by Gene Pinion.

A business session was held with the following officers elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Gene Pinion; Vice Chairman—Hugh McGraw; Secretary—Charlene Wallace; Chaplain—Oscar McGuire; Arranging Committee—Tony Hammock.

Leaders: Hugh McGraw 32t; Tony Hammock 30t; Charlene Wallace 79; Jane Spencer 31t, 99; Jackie Reed 71, 268; Stanley Edwards and Marilyn Bradley 166, 530; Ann Webb 384, 142; Faye Hollis 299, 340; Mike Spencer 147t, 547; Jason Hollis 474, 475; Oscar McGuire 441, 276; Jeannette DePoy and Elaine Evans 229, 542; Lee Bradley 354b, 155.

RECESS

The class was called together by Gene Pinion leading 66. Leaders: Jeremy Shipp 347, 410t; Cat Lyons 455; Bentley McGuire 168, 318; Karen Rollins 143, 34b; Melinda Snow 35, 77b; Charles Woods 77t, 82t; Lonnie Rogers 141, 389; John Plunkett 516, 394; Carlene Griffin 448b, 503; Elaine Evans and Jeannette DePoy 312b, 569b; Raymond Hamrick 350, 225t.

LUNCH

Gene Pinion called the class together leading 49t. Leaders: Hugh McGraw 105; John Shippee 40, 159; Sara Ward 254; Andy Anderson 510, 27; Andy Morse 481, 448t; Matt Hinton and Terri Evans 112, 192; Stanley Edwards and Marilyn Bradley 59; Jane Spencer 218; Amber Dimkoff 535, 145b; Sara Ward 236; Jeremy Shipp 210; Lonnie Rogers 186; Bentley McGuire 407; Karen Rollins 405; Jason Hollis 454; Jeannette DePoy 201; Charlene Wallace 290 (in memory of Bobby Jackson); Raymond Hamrick 231; Oscar McGuire 344; Faye Hollis 460; Mike Spencer 86; Ann Webb 28t; Andy Anderson 282; Melinda Snow 472; John Plunkett 359; Jackie Reed 81t.

Announcements were made. Everyone was invited to go see the film edited by Matt and Erica Hinton, “The Story of the Sacred Harp; Awake My Soul”. We would like to thank Amber Dimkoff for all the work she is doing at Spivey (Clayton State College and University), promoting Sacred Harp.

Gene Pinion, Hugh McGraw, Tony Hammock, and Charlene Wallace led 62 as the closing song. Lonnie Rogers offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Gene Pinion; Vice Chairman—Hugh McGraw; Secretary—Charlene Wallace.