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Huntsville Sacred Harp Singing

Burritt on the Mountain, Huntsville, Alabama

Saturday, May 1, 2010

The 26th annual Huntsville Sacred Harp Singing was held in the old church building on the grounds of Burritt Museum overlooking Huntsville, Alabama. The class was called to order at 9:30 a.m. by Linton Ballinger leading 144. Ron Harper offered the morning prayer.

After welcoming comments, the class organized by electing or appointing the following officers: Chairman—Linton Ballinger; Vice Chairman—Richard Ivey; Secretary—Amanda Hardiman; Arranging Committee—Lomax Ballinger and Linton Ballinger.

Leaders: Richard Ivey 138b; Lomax Ballinger 32t; Amanda Hardiman 384; Ron Harper 370; Buddy Ballinger 42; Pam Wilkerson 203; Ken Robinson 108t; Loyd Ivey 208; Teresa Hope 145b; Delone Cobbs 490; Martha Beverly 504; Leon Ballinger 454; Danny Creel 182; Gerry Leopold 159; Anne Drexler 34b; Jimmy Ballinger 565; Scott Ivey 528; Jeannette DePoy 142; Mark Carroll 47b; Daphene Causey 269; Richard Mauldin 358; Judy Caudle 301; Gravis Ballinger 112.

RECESS

The class was called back to order by Rodney Ivey leading 77t. Leaders: Darrell Swarens 362; Jennifer Clay 40; Hubert Nall 460; Henry Johnson 435; Christopher Mann 39b; Angela Myers 480; Bill Beverly 547; Larry Ballinger and Earl Ballinger 217; Joyce Walton 392; Jim Aaron 503; Melanie Hauff 216; Harrison Creel 111b; Reba Windom 328; Phil Summerlin 448t.

RECESS

David Ivey brought the class back together by leading 371. Leaders: Beth Ann Clay 542; Charles McCravy 213t; Lisa Geist 546; Scott DePoy 277; Carolyn Thompson 298; Henry McGuire 442; Laurens Blankers 312b; Sharon DuPriest 300; Tim Reynolds 348t; Syble Adams 496; Ed Thacker 411; Sandy Scott 424.

LUNCH

The afternoon session was called to order by Richard Ivey leading 29t. Leaders: Charles Meitinger 352; Emily Creel 455; Henry Guthery 527; Lynne deBenedette 168; Michael Thompson 434; Hannah Tate 436; Dennis George 318; J.L. Hopper 369; Roberta Strauss 276; Jeff Adcock 97; Judy Hauff 456; Samuel Sommers 502; Elene Stovall 189; Butch White 178; Bridgett Hill 391; Ken Tate 368; Vella Dailey 59; Susan Harcrow 430; Linda Thomas 472; Allison Whitener and Karen Ivey 440, 31t; Patty Doss 340; Julietta Haynes 192; Claudine Townson 270; Bea Carnathan 438; Zeb Ferguson 535; Coy Ivey and Linton Ballinger 222.

Following announcements, Linton Ballinger and Richard Ivey led 46 as the closing song. Elder J.L. Hopper offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Linton Ballinger; Vice Chairman—Richard Ivey; Secretary—Amanda Hardiman