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Church Music Heritage and Fall Festival

1859 USA Presbyterian Church, Petersburg, Tennessee

Saturday, October 6, 2007

The 4th annual Sacred Harp singing held at the Church Music Heritage and Fall Festival in Petersburg, Tennessee, was called to order at 10:00 a.m. by John Edmondson leading 49t. Tim Reynolds offered the opening prayer.

Everyone was welcomed by John Edmondson. The following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—John Edmondson; Secretary—Sandie Scott.

Leaders: John Edmondson 45t, 59; Tim Reynolds 34b, 84, 312b; Laurens Blankers 40, 479; Bob Simmons 569b, 313t, 171; Marcia Edmondson 159, 277; David McGukin 123t, 122, 276; Clayton Ezell 390, 480, 507.

RECESS

Sandie Scott brought the class back to order leading 74b, 124, and 176t. Leaders: Marilyn Burchett 128, 108b, 49b; Kerene Box 155, 405; Rick Fretter 178, 133. Clayton Ezell offered the blessing for the noon meal.

LUNCH

Tim Reynolds called the afternoon session to order leading 148. Leaders: John Edmondson 85, 161; Clayton Ezell 475, 490; Clayton Ezell and Kerene Box 491; Clayton Ezell, Kerene Box, and Thelma Elliott 294; Sandie Scott 46, 268; Bob Simmons 66, 344; Marcia Edmondson 452, 496; Bob Simmons 373; David McGukin 270, 495, 489; Laurens Blankers 63, 334, 457; Marilyn Burchett 145t, 551; Rick Fretter 47b; David McGukin 137, 340; Rick Fretter 209; Laurens Blankers 335.

Following announcements, the class was dismissed with prayer by Tim Reynolds.

Chairman—John Edmondson; Secretary—Sandie Scott