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North Carolina Sacred Harp Convention

Cary, North Carolina

Saturday, March 3, 2007

The 19th annual North Carolina Sacred Harp Convention was held at the Page Walker Art and History Center, Cary, North Carolina, on Saturday before the first Sunday in March. Rich Hammer opened the convention by leading 63. Sally Owens offered the morning prayer.

The following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Leslie Alperin; Vice Chairman—John Feddersen; Secretary—Rich Hammer.

Leaders: Leslie Alperin 228, 84; Suzanne Newton 150, 350; John Feddersen 436, 540; Joe Guarascio 186, 282; Tom Gray 268, 137; Erin Newton 315, 538; Betty McGurk 300, 358; Gene Anderson 480, 198; David Bowen 155, 146; Lynda Hambourger 446, 528; Pat Temple 473, 33t; Mary Wright 97, 180; Peggy Loddengaard 378t, 378b; Phil Rubin 414, 397.

RECESS

Leslie Alperin called the class to order leading 163b. Leaders: Walter Hartley 178, 236; Matt Cartmill 182, 327; Pat Ward 475, 224.

Sally Owens conducted the memorial lesson. Lynda Hambourger led 209 in memory of the following deceased: Rosa Oden, Betty Cavanaugh, Art Broadus, Grace Morgan Ludwig, Rudy Ludwig—North Carolina; Myrtle Barnes—Virginia.

Nancy Newell led 340 in honor of the following sick and shut-ins: Susan Kelley, Henry Bizzell. The memorial was concluded.

Leaders: Suzanne Newton 532, 472; John Feddersen 168; Joe Guarascio 442; Tom Gray 384; Erin Newton 504; Betty McGurk 479; Gene Anderson 441; David Bowen 106; Lynda Hambourger 117; Pat Temple 34b; Mary Wright 35; Peggy Loddengaard 133; Phil Rubin 87.

LUNCH

The singing resumed with Leslie Alperin leading 42. Leaders: Walter Hartley 254; Matt Cartmill 189; Tom Dillon 107; Pat Ward 454; Suzanne Newton 192; John Feddersen 159; Joe Guarascio 86; Tom Gray 334; Erin Newton 344; Betty McGurk 341; Gene Anderson 222; Lynda Hambourger 66; Pat Temple 481; Mary Wright 290; Peggy Loddengaard 58; Phil Rubin 374; Walter Hartley 39t; Matt Cartmill 547; Tom Dillon 446; Pat Ward 567; Suzanne Newton 47b; John Feddersen 445; Joe Guarascio 49t, 49b; Tom Gray 40; Erin Newton 546.

RECESS

Leslie Alperin reconvened the class by leading 196. Don Ward reported that the treasury was sound for another year. Leaders: Gene Anderson 569b; Lynda Hambourger 430; Pat Temple 373; Mary Wright 71; Peggy Loddengaard 82t; Walter Hartley 24b; Tom Dillon 100; Pat Ward 453; Suzanne Newton 457; John Feddersen 456; Joe Guarascio 148; Tom Gray 143; Erin Newton 477; Leslie Alperin 48t; Gene Anderson 318; Lynda Hambourger 99; Pat Temple and Henry Bizzell 452; Mary Wright 108t; Peggy Loddengaard 61; Don Ward 193.

Leslie Alperin led 62 as the closing song. Announcements were made. Henry Bizzell offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Leslie Alperin; Vice Chairman—John Feddersen; Secretary—Rich Hammer