Minutes of Sacred Harp Singings

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University of Georgia

State Botanical Gardens, Athens, Georgia

February 23, 1997

The twenty-fourth session of the Social Harp and Sacred Harp singing was held at the Visitor Center of the State Botanical Gardens on the fourth Sunday in February. The Social Harp was used in the morning, except where noted, and the Sacred Harp (S.H.) session was held in the afternoon.

The class was called to order by John Garst leading song on page 59 (S.H.). David Grant led the morning prayer. John Garst then led song on page 570 (S.H.) followed by John Hollingsworth leading songs on pages 86 and 88, and Charlene Wallace leading songs on pages 89 and 159.

The class was organized by re-electing the following officers: Chairman—John Garst; Vice Chairman—John Hollingsworth; Secretary—Charlene Wallace; Arranging Committee—Lee Rogers and Judy Mincey.

Leaders: Sharon Kellam 216, 98; Billy Hollingsworth 237, 17; Margie Dietz 60, 186; Louis Hughes, Jr. 347 (S.H.), 32 (S.H.); John Puckett 71, 53; David Grant 182, 250; Bruce King 173, 156; Don Bowen 87, 194; Richard DeLong 31, 154.

RECESS

John Garst called the class together leading song on page 51. Leaders: Dan Bailey 84 (S.H.), 117 (S.H.); Pattie Cullins 490 (S.H.), 480 (S.H.); Henry Zittrouer 143 (S.H.), 108 (S.H.); Martha Ann Stegar 38, 155; Louis Hughes, Sr. 515 (S.H.), 31 (S.H.); Tim Meeks 358 (S.H.), 236 (S.H.); Margaret Aigner 65 (S.H.); Bobby Bailey 79 (S.H.), 274b (S.H.); Hugh McGraw 34; Steve Meeks 318 (S.H.), 340 (S.H.); Laura Akerman 532 (S.H.), 354b (S.H.).

LUNCH

The afternoon session from the Sacred Harp opened with John Hollingsworth leading song on page 196. Leaders: Louis Hughes, Jr. 569b; Bruce King 454, 47b; Sharon Kellam 160b, 61; Dan Bailey 114, 66; Margie Dietz 101, 100; John Puckett 127, 182; Richard DeLong 109, 417; Laura Akerman 235, 146; David Grant 240, 543; Billy Hollingsworth 254, 186; Henry Zittrouer 68b; Bobby Bailey 421, 45; Judy Mincey 497, 50b; Martha Ann Stegar 306, 47; Don Bowen 503, 225; Louis Hughes, Sr. 448b, 410; John Garst 294 (by request).

After announcements, John Garst led song on page 62 as the closing song. The class was dismissed with prayer by Hugh McGraw.

Chairman—John Garst; Vice Chairman—John Hollingsworth; Secretary—Charlene Wallace.