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Furman University Sacred Harp
and Christian Harmony Singing

Nan Herring Pavilion, Furman University, Greenville, South Carolina

Saturday, May 9, 2009

The 12th annual singing at Furman University was held on Saturday before the second Sunday in May. Song selections were made from The Christian Harmony, 1873 Walker Edition (CH), Christian Harmony, Deason-Parris Revision (CHa), and The Sacred Harp, 1991 Edition.

The following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Frances Carnell; Vice Chairman—Dan Huger; Secretary—Chris Wilhelm and Mary Baumeister.

The class was called to order by Frances Carnell leading 34b. The opening prayer was offered by Mike Spencer. Leaders: Frances Carnell 143; Dan Huger 181b (CH); Chris Wilhelm 248t (CH); Mary Baumeister 80t (CH); John Hollingsworth 81t (CH); Bill Hogan 133 (CHa); Robert Kelley 80 (CHa); Leslie Booher 67b (CH); Harry Eskew 208b (CH); Mike Spencer 209b (CH); Jason Hollis 99; Bill Hollingsworth 174t (CH); Jane Spencer 149 (CHa); Nancy Hogan 264 (CHa).

RECESS

Leaders: Frances Carnell 43; Leon Carnell 51; David Mitchum 35; Nathan Rees 482; Faye Hollis 299; Laura Akerman 34t; Jonathon Smith 528; Eddie Mash 304 (CH) (for John Plunkett); Ken George 381C (CH); Frances Carnell 419; Dan Huger 103b (CH); Chris Wilhelm 484; Mary Baumeister 539; John Hollingsworth 182; Bill Hogan 214 (CH); Robert Kelley 351; Leslie Booher 115b (CH); Harry Eskew 178. John Hollingsworth offered the lunch blessing.

LUNCH

Dr. Eskew spoke on the 200th anniversary of William Walker and led 45t. Leaders: Frances Carnell 145t; Mike Spencer 215b (CH); Jason Hollis 186; Bill Hollingsworth 236; Jane Spencer and David Libbey 122; Nancy Hogan 448t; Leon Carnell 268; David Mitchum 148; Nathan Rees 435; Faye Hollis 171; Laura Akerman 63t (CH); Jonathon Smith 218; Eddie Mash 64 (CHa); Ken George 255 (CHa).

RECESS

Leaders: Frances Carnell 434; Dan Huger 129 (CH); Chris Wilhelm 276 (CHa); Mary Baumeister 116b (CH); Bill Hogan 172 (CHa); Robert Kelley 219b (CH); Leslie Booher 215t (CH); Harry Eskew 128; Mike Spencer 177t (CH); Bill Hollingsworth 111b (CHa); Jane Spencer 115 (CHa); Nancy Hogan 321 (CHa); Leon Carnell 47b.

Frances Carnell led 347 as the closing song. Leon Carnell offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Frances Carnell; Vice Chairman—Dan Huger; Secretary—Chris Wilhelm and Mary Baumeister