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Aldridge Memorial

Pleasant Hill (Johnson Schoolhouse) Fayette, Alabama

Sunday, June 14, 2009

The annual Aldridge Memorial Sacred Harp singing held at Pleasant Hill Church on the second Sunday in June was called to order by Joan Aldridge leading 36b. Harrison Creel offered the morning prayer.

The following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Chairperson—Joan Aldridge; Vice Chairperson—Elene Stovall; Secretary—Carolyn Thompson; Arranging Committee—Bridgett Hill.

Leaders: Elene Stovall 217; Carolyn Thompson 82t; Bridgett Hill 37b; Juanita Beasley 61; Marilyn Burchett 95; Gary Smith 155; Travis Keeton 129; Martha Beverly 377; Lori Graber 385b; Wayne Dell 66; Shirley Figura 176t; Gravis Ballinger 182; Earl Ballinger 177; Henry Guthery 149; Tom George 220; Sarah Smith 282; Connie Stanton 344; Patti Doss 426t; Stephanie Fida 542; Virginia Eldridge 83b; Harrison Creel 111b; Lena Keeton 124; Andrew Farris 287; Kristi Harju 564, 209; Idy Kiser 312b; Kermit Adams 99.

RECESS

Elene Stovall and Coy Ivey brought the class back together leading 222. Leaders: Coy Ivey 384; Eddie Mash 263; Steve Adams 309; Sandie Scott 225t; Adrian Eldridge 340; Glenn Keeton 504; Paul Figura 56t; Larry Ballinger 215; Ruth Dolby 350; Pat Temple 373; Karen Isbell 348b; Dennis George 455; Presley Barker 454; Lou Kujawinski 272; Rebecca Eldridge 442; James Eldridge 317; Katherine Eldridge 87; Ian Quinn 38t; Lucy Heidorn 186. Henry Guthery offered the blessing for the noon meal.

LUNCH

The class was reconvened for the afternoon session by Joan Aldridge leading 112. Leaders: Beth Ballinger 200; Amber Davis 142; Richard Schmeidler 474; Kathe Pilibosian 32t; Kelly House 192; Xaris Martínez 304; Penny Kujawinski 196; Jonathan Smith 224; Danny Creel 269; Lisa Geist 528; Mike Hinton 532; Nathan Zweig 275b; Phillippa Stoddard 335; Thomas Smith 495; Anita Landess 389; Terri Barber 500; Chris Ballinger 84; Linda Coppock 114; Darrell Swarens 208.

RECESS

The class was returned to order by Bridgett Hill leading 411. Leaders: Elizabeth Stoddard 216; Robert Stoddard 362; Bonnie Davis 30t; Allison Davis 436; Chris Holley 77t; Mary Wright 35; Josie Hyde and Rebecca Eldridge 507; Seth Poston 401; Karen Swenson 448t; Jim Coppock 198; Shelby Sampson 162; Emily Thompson 392; Bea Carnathan 438; Bunk Beasley 72b; Marlin Beasley 278t; John Merritt and James Eldridge 278b; Velton Chafin 130.

Announcements were made. Joan Aldridge led 46 as the closing song. Henry Guthery offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairperson—Joan Aldridge; Vice Chairperson—Elene Stovall; Secretary—Carolyn Thompson