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Seed and Feed Sacred Harp Singing

Emory Presbyterian Church, Atlanta, Georgia

Saturday, October 27, 2007

The 31st Seed and Feed Sacred Harp Singing was held on Saturday before the fourth Sunday in October at Emory Presbyterian Church in Atlanta, Georgia. The class was called to order by Debora Grosse leading 77b. Charles Woods offered the opening prayer.

Leaders: Debora Grosse 34b; Eric Tweedy 66, 282; Laura Akerman 348b, 106; John Plunkett 271b, 136; Andy Morse 73b, 497; Charles Woods 482, 145b; Jane Spencer 176b, 306; George Burnette 417, 76b; Karen King 47b, 146.

RECESS

The class returned to order with Debora Grosse leading 39b. Leaders: Sally McEwen 159, 384.

A business session was held with the following officers elected and committees appointed: Chairman—Eric Tweedy; Vice Chairman—Tony Hammock; Secretary—Laura Akerman (assisted by Jane Spencer); Arranging Committee—John Plunkett.

Leaders: Eric Tweedy 200; Christine Moe and Gaston White 178, 268; Cathy White 270, 84; Barbara Newell 147t, 49b; Tony Hammock 434, 135; Joan Durdin 209, 148; Al Grindon 99, 87. The class then went outside to sing two songs, 155 and 81t, for a bluegrass festival organized by the church.

LUNCH

Eric Tweedy called the afternoon session together by leading 383. Leaders: Malinda Snow 196, 269; Gaston White 276, 186; Mary Whitehurst 551, 542; John Whittemore and John Whittemore, Sr. 40, 480; Ellie Soler 143, 277; Jeannette DePoy and Helen Bryson 436, 411; Mike Spencer 354t, 113; Susan Posey 82t, 290; Elise Eskew and Jill 532; Lee Rogers 573, 217.

RECESS

Tony Hammock called the class back leading 60. Leaders: Susan Firestone 504, 474; Chris Pyron 38b; Helen Bryson 546, 287; Matt Hinton 192, 212; Andy Anderson 137, 503; Martha Ann Stegar 312b, 63; David Hokanson 455, 441; Judy Mincey 347, 475; Sandra Wilkinson 300, 278b.

Eric Tweedy led 62 as the closing song, and Andy Morse offered the closing prayer.

Chairman—Eric Tweedy; Vice Chairman—Tony Hammock; Secretary—Laura Akerman