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Harpeth Valley-Priestley Miller Memorial Singing

Radnor Primitive Baptist Church, Nashville, Tennessee

Saturday, April 2, 2011

The 50th annual Harpeth Valley Priestley Miller Memorial Sacred Harp singing was called to order at 9:30 a.m. by Sandie Scott leading 282. The opening prayer was offered by Laurens Blankers.

Leaders: Sandie Scott 176t; Randy Box 405,106; Marilyn Burchett 176b,128; Laurens Blankers 127,155; Ron Harper 472, 191; Michelle Cull

76b, 36b; Darrell Swarens 341 (in memory of Bob Meek),198; Bob Simmons 101t, 95; Angela Myers 30t, 39t; Randy Webber 126, 473; Zola Pickett 384, 350.

RECESS

Tim Reynolds brought the class back together leading 229 (for Bob Meek), 573, and 572.

A business session was held with the following officers retained to

serve: Chairman—Sandie Scott; Vice Chairman—Randy Box; Secretary—Marilyn Burchett; Chaplain—Laurens Blankers.

Leaders: Henry Schuman 145t, 318; Judy Caudle and Paul Lillard 108t, 540; Ricky Harcrow and Paul Lillard 448b, 32t; Rebecca Eldridge 410t, 110; Eddie Mash 111b, 500; Clayton Ezell 66, 119; Gail Doss 120, 344; Tim Morton 365, 112; Rick Fretterer 107, 159; Michaela Box 84, 455; James Eldridge 64, 411; Nathan Rees 285b, 65. Randy Box offered the

blessing before the noon meal.

LUNCH

Tim Reynolds brought the class back together for the afternoon session

by leading 148. Leaders: Adrian Eldridge 406, 507; Katherine Eldridge

512, 274b; Lauren Stewart 117, 300; Annaliza Jane Cull 448t, 388; Virginia Eldridge 113, 440; Bob Cull 547, 277; Henry Schuman 549; Darrell Swarens and Michelle Cull 236; Tim Morton 98; Rebecca Eldridge 522; James Eldridge 168; Lauren Stewart 171, 192; Clayton Ezell 358; Annaliza Cull 268; Katherine Eldridge 400; Judy Caudle 439; Eddie Mash 428; Angela Myers 430; Nathan Rees 435; Michaela Box 457; Marilyn Burchett 225t (in honor of William Reynolds’s birthday).

After announcements, Sandie Scott led 347 as the closing song. Laurens

Blankers offered prayer, and the class was dismissed. Everyone was invited back next year for another singing school and annual singing. This year’s Friday night singing school was well attended, and our thanks go to Eddie Mash for his hard work.

Chairman—Sandie Scott; Vice Chairman—Randy Box; Secretary—Marilyn

Burchett