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Mountain Heritage Day

Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, North Carolina

Saturday, September 25, 2010

The song selections in the first session are from The Sacred Harp, 1991 Edition. Dan Huger called the class to order leading 49b. Ed Smith offered the opening prayer. Leaders: Charlene Wallace 61, 75; Sandra Wilkinson 473, 282.

The following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Mike Nichols; Arranging Committee: Sacred Harp—Hugh McGraw; Christian Harmony—Dan Huger; Secretary—Mary Baumeister.

Dr. James Dooley welcomed the singers to the Western Carolina Campus, the 36th Annual Mountain Heritage Day Singing, and led 127. Leaders: Judy Mincey 479, 347; Jane Spencer 32t, 33b; Ed Smith 101t, 222; Mary Baumeister 30b, 31t; Nathan Rees 105, 186; Wanda Queen 87, 45t; Diane Eskenasy 155, 200; Jonathon Smith 129, 215; Mike Nichols 59, 128; Steve Walker 312b, 107; Barbara Denson 164, 373; Carl Blozan 159; Sandra Whittle 144; Robert Varkony 147t; Ralph Parker 47b.

Hugh McGraw conducted a business meeting. Judy Mincey was elected chairlady of the Sacred Harp portion of this singing for next year.

Leaders: Hugh McGraw 25; Nathan Rees 285b, 110; Jane Spencer 390; Jonathon Smith 448t; Dan Huger 269; Judy Mincey 180. Ed Smith offered prayer before lunch.


The afternoon session included selections from the Christian Harmony, Walker book (CH) and Deason-Parris revision (CHa). Mike Nichols welcomed the singers. Dr. Dooley welcomed the group to the campus.

Leaders: James Dooley 255 (CH); Dan Huger 61t (CH); Mary Baumeister 46t (CH); Jane Spencer 217 (CH); Diane Eskenasy 51 (CH); Ralph Parker 82b (CHa); Ed Smith 258 (CH); Wanda Queen 289b (CH); Judy Mincey 50 (CH); Carl Blozan 381A (CH); Becky Walker 291b (CH); Jonathon Smith 231b (CH); Steve Walker 141b (CH); Nathan Rees and Cassandra Hall 261t (CH); Gary Poe 103b (CH); Robert Varkony 182t (CH); Marilyn Bledsoe 117 (CH); Cece Parker 55b (CH); James Dooley 226 (CH); Dan Huger 318 (CH); Mary Baumeister 120t (CH); Mike Nichols 367 (CH); Jane Spencer 265 (CH); Sandra Wilkinson 381C (CH); Diane Eskenasy 129t (CH); Ralph Parker 274 (CHa); Judy Mincey 116 (CH); Becky Walker 198 (CH); Steve Walker 189b (CH); Jonathon Smith 339 (CH); Nathan Rees 346 (CH); Robert Varkony 76b (CH); Cece Parker and Jane Spencer 299 (CH).

Dan Huger led 200b (CH) as the closing song, and Robert Varkony offered the closing prayer.

Chairman—Mike Nichols; Secretary—Mary Baumeister