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Elmore Center Singing

Elmore Center United Methodist Church, Gordo, Alabama

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

The 167th annual session of the Elmore Center Sacred Harp Singing was held at Elmore Center United Methodist Church near Gordo, Alabama, on Wednesday before the third Sunday in August. The class was called to order by Jack Pate, who welcomed everyone. The morning prayer was offered by Wendell Rinehart.

The following officers were elected or appointed: Chairman—Jack Pate; Vice Chairman—Toney Smith; Arranging Committee—Wayne Baines; Secretary—Julia Poston.

Jack Pate led 341 and 348t. Using no leaders the class sang 72b, 108t, 59, 39t, 47t, 47b, 48t, 30t, 31t, 100, 73b, 445, and 75.

RECESS

Toney Smith called the class back to order leading 124 and 135. The class sang 48b, 457, and 235 for Travis Keeton. Leaders: Clint Moss 81t, 535; Eline Elise 294, 334. The blessing for the noon meal was offered by Wendell Rinehart.

LUNCH

The class was called back to order by Jack Pate leading 335. Leaders: Kate Moss 127, 35; Ann Moss 75, 358; Jack Moss 45t; Wendell Rinehart 159; Gary Farley 160b; Tim Reynolds 547, 148; Larry Ballinger 146, 540; Wayne Baines 354b, 168; Toney Smith 61.

Jack Pate invited everyone back next year, and led 46 as the closing song. Gary Farley offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Jack Pate; Vice Chairman—Toney Smith; Secretary—Julia Poston