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University of Georgia

State Botanical Gardens, Athens, Georgia

Sunday, February 25, 2007

The 34th session of the University of Georgia singing was held at the State Botanical Gardens Visitor’s Center in Athens, Georgia, on the fourth Sunday in February.

The Social Harp, by John McCurry, was used for singing in the morning session. The class was called to order by John Garst leading 75. The morning prayer was offered by John Hollingsworth. John Garst welcomed everyone.

A business session was held with the following officers elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—John Garst; Vice Chairman—John Hollingsworth; Secretary—Charlene Wallace; Arranging Committee—Lee Rogers and Erin Mills.

Leaders: John Hollingsworth 250; John Plunkett 37; Jeannette DePoy 182; Oscar McGuire 88; Judy Mincey 135; Billy Hollingsworth 187; Morgan Bunch 146; Jane Spencer 101t; Bruce King 173; Mike McNeil 74; Faye Hollis 89; Richard DeLong 60; Charlene Wallace 159; Andy Anderson 17; Sue Bunch 30; Martha Ann Stegar 155.

RECESS

John Hollingsworth called the class together leading 204b and 204t. Leaders: Lee Rogers 53; Hugh McGraw 34; Madelyn Freeman and Cate Gray 79b; Karen Redwine 61; Winston Stephens 55b; Caroline Parsons 160; Madelyn Gray, Carson Gray, Will Freeman, and Cate Gray 190b; Jackie Elsner 118t; Chris Willham 228; David Grant 198; John Plunkett 55t; Jane Spencer 87; Richard DeLong 31, 154; Morgan Bunch and Jackie Elsner 98; Judy Mincey 44; Karen Redwine 78; John Garst 253. Hugh McGraw offered a prayer for the noon meal.

LUNCH

Singing in the afternoon session was from the Sacred Harp, 1991 Revision. John Garst called the class to order leading 88b.

Leaders: Erin Mills 76b; Lee Rogers 475; Lynn Byrd (no song number listed).

The memorial lesson was held with Judy Mincey leading 347 in memory of Bobby Jackson, Mary Hackney, and Thomas Carr. David Grant led 50b in honor of the sick and shut-ins, Mary Brownlee and Sharon Kellan. John Hollingsworth closed the memorial lesson with prayer.

Leaders: Mike Spencer 547; Kevin Holly 312b; Charlene Wallace 99; Oscar McGuire 344; Winston Stephens 503; Martha Ann Stegar 146; Tom Gray 143; Mike Gray 384; Jeannette DePoy and Holly (NLN) 436; Junie McNeil 319; Sue Bunch 34b; Tim Gray and Carson Gray 358; Morgan Bunch and Jackie Elsner 142; Caroline Parsons 335; Andy Anderson 171; Faye Hollis 299; Sara Ward 229; Richard DeLong 39b; Karen Redwine 112; Dan Huger 268; Bruce King 457; Billy Hollingsworth 236; John Plunkett 178; Jane Spencer and the North Carolina singers 441; Andy Anderson 282; John Garst 159.

Announcements were made. John Garst led 62 as the closing song. The class was dismissed with prayer offered by David Grant.

Chairman—John Garst; Vice Chairman—John Hollingsworth; Secretary—Charlene Wallace