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University of Georgia

State Botanical Garden, Athens, Georgia

Sunday, February 24, 2008

The 35th session of the University of Georgia singing was held at the State Botanical Garden Visitor’s Center in Athens, Georgia, on the fourth Sunday in February. The class was called to order by John Garst leading 9 from The Georgian Harmony. John Hollingsworth offered the morning prayer. John Garst welcomed everyone and led 191(ScH).

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

The Social Harp, by John McCurry, was used for singing in the morning session. Leaders: John Hollingsworth 86; Jane Spencer 194, 53; Lee Rogers 44; Judy Mincey 137, 135; Sue Bunch 30; Michael Spencer 253, 200; Mary Baumeister 61b, 55t; Billy Hollingsworth 37; Caroline Parsons 160; John Plunkett 134, 71; Martha Ann Stegar 87, 131; Hugh McGraw 34; Jackie Elsner and Morgan Bunch 146; Faye Hollis 74, 88; Oscar McGuire 89; Liz Bryant 60; Robert Kelly 51, 239.


John Garst called the class back to order leading 31. Leaders: Nathan Rees 198, 170; Chris Wilhelm 218t; Charles Woods 159, 130; Malinda Snow 52t, 23b; David Grant 29, 33t; Karen Redwine 27b, 76b; Jonathon Smith 154; Jackie Elsner 155.

The memorial lesson was conducted by Judy Mincey and John Hollingsworth. Judy Mincey led 61 in memory of Loy Garrison, Gladys McGraw, Reby Stanford, and Pat Denton—Georgia; Amanda Denson—Alabama; Alex Menella—New York; Larry Glenn—North Carolina; and Madeleine Steel—Mississippi.

John Hollingsworth led 94 in honor of the following sick and shut-ins: Violet Thomason, Richard DeLong, and Emily Calhoun. John Hollingsworth closed the memorial lesson with prayer.


The afternoon session of singing was from The Sacred Harp, 1991 Revision. John Hollingsworth called the class to order leading 138t. Leaders: Henry Zittrouer and Hugh McGraw 225t; Eddie Mash 196, 276; Wes Haley 34b; Erin Mills 267; Bentley McGuire 348t; Bruce King 268, 457; Charlene Wallace and Stephanie Tingler 99, 155; Ken George 569b; Kevin Kelly 198; Angela Benton 358; Shannon Primm 178; Caroline Parsons 282; Emily Rolka and Jane Spencer 128; Chris Wilhelm and Jane Spencer 500; Billy Hollingsworth 503; Sue Bunch 163b; Faye Hollis 340; Robert Kelly 524; Liz Bryant 347; Morgan Bunch 168; Mary Baumeister 211; Nathan Rees 373 (in memory of Amanda Denson); Malinda Snow 448t; Jonathon Smith 142; Stephanie Tingler 141; Bentley McGuire 183; David Grant 494; Martha Ann Stegar 540; Michael Spencer 113.

Announcements were made. The class elected to donate the excess funds collected for minutes to The Georgian Harmony project.

John Garst and John Hollingsworth led 62 as the closing song. The class was dismissed with prayer offered by John Plunkett.

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