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Mountain Heritage Day

Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, North Carolina

Saturday, September 24, 2011

The song selections in the morning session are from The Sacred Harp, 1991 Edition.

Mike Nichols and Dr. James Dooley welcomed the singers to Western Carolina University. Judy Mincey called the class to order leading 59. Dr. Dooley offered the opening prayer.

The following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Mike Nichols; Vice Chairman (Sacred Harp)—Judy Mincey; Arranging and Secretary—Mary Baumeister.

Leaders: Judy Mincey 50b; Mike Spencer 63; Mike Nichols 46; James Dooley 127; Sarah Kehrberg 503; Nathan Rees 32t; Ken George 569b; Kevin Kehrberg 117; Robert Varkony 49b; Will Peebles 47b; Mary Baumeister 52t; Judy Mincey 30t; Mike Spencer 72t; Mike Nichols 133; James Dooley 34b; Nathan Rees 186; Sarah Kehrberg 277; Ken George 159; Kevin Kehrberg 455; Robert Varkony 145t; Will Peebles 48b; Ed Smith 101t; Mary Baumeister 324; Judy Mincey 384; Mike Spencer 335; Mike Nichols 178; James Dooley 81t; Sarah Kehrberg 472; Nathan Rees 276; Kevin Kehrberg 448t; Will Peebles 58; Ed Smith 45t; Mary Baumeister 569t; Judy Mincey 347. Dr. Dooley offered the blessing before lunch.

LUNCH (kindly provided by the university)

The song selections in the afternoon session are from The Christian Harmony, 2010 edition. Mike Nichols introduced the Christian Harmony part of the singing, and Dr. Dooley welcomed the singers to the university.

Leaders: James Dooley 255 (?); Mike Spencer 30b; Mike Nichols 339; Robert Varkony 498; Anne Lough 129; Ed Smith 110; Judy Mincey 50 (t? b?); Will Peebles 51; Becky Walker 89; Ken George 189; Marilyn Bledsoe 359; Nick Gattis 117, 235; Steve Rau 367; Laramie Smith 55b; Mary Parker 299; Mary Baumeister 58b; James Dooley 346; Mike Spencer 361; Mike Nichols 136; Robert Varkony 428; Anne Lough 67b; Ed Smith 95; Mike Nichols 410t (by request); Judy Mincey 133; Will Peebles 432b; Becky Walker 217; Nick Gattis 215; Steve Rau 369; Laramie Smith 433; Mary Parker 165.

Mary Baumeister led 200 as the closing song. Dr. Dooley offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Mike Nichols; Secretary—Mary Baumeister