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Middle Georgia Sacred Harp Singing

Vineville United Methodist Church, Macon, Georgia

Saturday, April 14, 2012

The 9th annual Middle Georgia Sacred Harp singing was held on Saturday before the 3rd Sunday in April at Vineville United Methodist Church in Macon, Georgia. A brief introductory singing school was taught by John Plunkett before the singing began. Harry Eskew was unable to attend today, and John Plunkett opened the singing by leading 49t. John Hollingsworth offered the morning prayer.

Leaders: John Plunkett 31b; Helen Bryson 61, 70t; Charles Woods 569b, 82t; John Hollingsworth 81t, 31t; Rosemund Watson 34b, 503; Mary Brownlee 354t, 291; David Grant 166, 409; Bill Hollingsworth 66, 479; Faye Hollis 276, 340 (for Jetha Brooks).

The following officers were retained to serve: Chairman—Harry Eskew; Vice Chairman—John Plunkett; Secretary—Helen Bryson.

RECESS

John Plunkett called the class back to order by leading 73b. Leaders: Oscar McGuire 344, 155; Martha Johnson 172, 300; Blake Sisemore 373, 436; Fallon Cook 146, 269; Charlene Wallace 159, 171; Malinda Snow 492, 157; Wesley Haley 45t, 410t; Rita Haley 168, 268; Helen Bryson 217, 287; Charles Woods 225t.

LUNCH

John Plunkett called the class back to order leading 128 (for Harry Eskew).

Leaders: John Hollingsworth 273 (for Richard Johnson); Mary Brownlee 497, 350; David Grant 421; Bill Hollingsworth 540, 91; Faye Hollis 299; Oscar McGuire 229, 485; Martha Johnson 313t, 361; Blake Sisemore 425, 532; Fallon Cook 37b, 49b; Charlene Wallace 85; Malinda Snow 209; Rita Haley 117; John Plunkett 484 (by request).

Announcements were made. Rosemund Watson led 347 as the closing song. Bill Hollingsworth offered the closing prayer.

Chairman—Harry Eskew; Vice Chairman—John Plunkett; Secretary—Helen Bryson