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New Year’s Day Singing (The Georgian Harmony)

Home of John and Elsie Hollingsworth, Ila, Georgia

Friday, January 1, 2010

The 3rd annual New Year’s Day Singing was called to order by Bill Hollingsworth leading 42. All songs led were from The Georgian Harmony by Raymond Hamrick.

The following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Bill Hollingsworth; Vice Chairman—John Plunkett; Secretary and Arranging Committee—Judy Mincey.

Leaders: John Plunkett 10; Judy Mincey 1; B.M. Smith 19; John Hollingsworth 25; Helen Bryson 50; Robert Kelly 72; Tom Ivey 47; Stephanie Tingler 65; Dan Hunter 66; Shannon Primm 89; Mike Spencer 9; Willis McCumber 87; Ed Thacker 14; Oscar McGuire 26; Ian Ludders 63.

RECESS

The class resumed singing with Bill Hollingsworth leading 29. Leaders: Malinda Snow 24; Thom Fahrbach 15; Jackie Elsner 27; Rick Littlefield 30; Mary Baumeister 88; Erica Hinton 32; Matt Hinton 4; Harry Eskew 92; Mary Brownlee 54; B.M. Smith 21; John Hollingsworth 20; Helen Bryson 82; Robert Kelly 52.

LUNCH

John Hollingsworth called the class to order by leading 33b. Leaders: Tom Ivey 83; Dan Hunter 76; Stephanie Tingler 51; Mike Spencer 11; Shannon Primm 6; Willis McCumber 46; Ed Thacker 45; Oscar McGuire 34; Ian Ludders 56; Malinda Snow 84; Jackie Elsner 18; Rick Littlefield 16; Mary Baumeister 48; Erica Hinton 78; Matt Hinton 13; Harry Eskew 81; Mary Brownlee 95; Judy Mincey 94; B. M. Smith 93; Mary Brownlee 22.

RECESS

Bill Hollingsworth led 43 to call the class back into session. Leaders: Raymond Hamrick 8; Thom Fahrbach 60; Malinda Snow 59; Tom Ivey 57; Raymond Hamrick 86; Bill Hollingsworth 12 (by request from Margaret Thacker); Robert Kelly 68; Tom Ivey 64; Dan Hunter 58; Robert Kelly 28; Thom Fahrbach 80.

Following the announcements, Raymond Hamrick expressed his appreciation to all the singers. Bill Hollingsworth led 21 to close the singing. John Hollingsworth offered the closing prayer.

Chairman—Bill Hollingsworth; Vice-Chairman—John Plunkett; Secretary—Judy Mincey