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New Year’s Eve Singing

Hollingsworth Home, Ila, Georgia

Monday, December 31, 2007

The singing was called to order by John Hollingsworth leading 24t (CH). He then offered the opening prayer.

In the first session, all songs were from the Deason-Parris Revision of The Christian Harmony. Leaders: Billy Hollingsworth 372; Roger Keane 142; Mike Spencer 23b; Dan Huger 85b; Sue Bunch 214; Chris Wilhelm 154; Judy Mincey 255 (?); Robert Kelly 368; John Plunkett 64; Stephanie Tingler 194 (?); Lee Rogers 306; Emily Rolka 117; Mary Baumeister 61t; Morgan Bunch 49 (t? b?); Nick Gambrell 171; Jonathon Smith 131 (t? b?).

Recess

The songs led in the second session were from The Sacred Harp, 1991 Edition. Leaders: John Hollingsworth 138t; Billy Hollingsworth 236; Roger Keane 47t; Mike Spencer 207; Dan Huger 254; Sue Bunch 102; Chris Wilhelm 101t; Judy Mincey 86; Robert Kelly 225t; John Plunkett 453; Stephanie Tingler 26; Morgan Bunch 485; Emily Rolka 128; Mary Baumeister 271t; Henry Rolka 47b; Lee Rogers 424; Jonathon Smith 340.

Recess

Songs in the third session were from numerous books, including two editions of The Christian Harmony (Alabama and Carolina). Leaders: John Hollingsworth 460; Lee Rogers 26 (EH2); Billy Hollingsworth 146; Roger Keane 261t (CH); Mike Spencer 30b (CH); Dan Huger 66 (EH2); Sue Bunch and Morgan Bunch 75 (CH); Chris Wilhelm 189t (CH); Judy Mincey 12 (EH2); Robert Kelly 146b (CH); John Plunkett 35b (EH2), 68 (EH2); Stephanie Tingler 35; Jonathon Smith 78t (CH); Morgan Bunch 119(CH); John Hollingsworth 51(CH) (for Ken George).

John Hollingsworth led 162 as the closing song, and John Plunkett offered the closing prayer.

Chairman—John Hollingsworth; Vice Chairman—Elsie Hollingsworth; Secretary—Jane Spencer