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The Big Singing

Old Marshall County Courthouse, Benton, Kentucky

Sunday, May 23, 2010

The morning practice session of the 127th annual session of The Big Singing using The Southern Harmony, compiled by William Walker, was called to order at 10:00 a.m. by Frank Nichols leading 103. Leaders: Don Waggener 252, 31t; Tom Waggener 51, 8t; Bill Tew 308, 322; William Paris 1, 7t; Tim Reynolds 213, 33; Matt Meacham 11, 312t; Randy Webber 199, 76; David Killingsworth 305; David Carlton 60; Kerry Lovett 159b; Tim Morton 27b; Annaliza Cull 213; Michele Cull 283; Adrian Eldridge and Virginia Eldridge 166; James Eldridge, Katherine Eldridge, and Rebecca Eldridge 133, 16; Frank Nichols, James Eldridge, Katherine Eldridge, Rebecca Eldridge, and Annaliza Cull 89b, 89t; Frank Nichols 144; Don Waggener 20; David Killingsworth 109; William Paris 3t; David Carlton 276t; Bob Cull, Michele Cull, and Annaliza Cull 276b.

The following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Frank Nichols; Secretary—Tim Reynolds.

LUNCH

William Paris led 275 as a warm-up song to the afternoon session. Frank Nichols called the main session of The Big Singing together at 1:00 p.m. Judge Executive gave opening remarks. Frank Nichols led 103. William Paris gave a short instructional lesson. Leaders: Kerry Lovett 144; Frank Nichols and Annaliza Cull 133; Don Waggener 83; William Paris 210.

Tom Waggener conducted the memorial lesson leading 10b in memory of Dr. Harvey Elder.

Leaders: Mark Cain 89b; Bill Tew 32; Matt Meacham 296; Randy Webber 189; Tim Reynolds 64; David Killingsworth 332; Bob Cull, Michele Cull, and Annaliza Cull 276b; Annaliza Cull 213; Rebecca Eldridge 116; James Eldridge 40t; Katherine Eldridge 123; Adrian Eldridge and Virginia Eldridge 302; David Carlton 262; Tim Morton 50; Joel Deckard 82; James Eldridge, Katherine Eldridge, and Rebecca Eldridge 322; Don Waggener 256; Kerry Lovett 165t; William Paris 5b; Bill Tew 195; Matt Meacham 11; Randy Webber 265; Tim Reynolds 46; David Killingsworth, James Eldridge, Katherine Eldridge, Rebecca Eldridge, and Annaliza Cull 266.

Frank Nichols and Annaliza Cull led 334 as the closing song.

Chairman—Frank Nichols; Secretary—Tim Reynolds