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Mountain Heritage Day

Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, North Carolina

Saturday, September 29, 2012

The annual Mountain Heritage Day Singing was held at Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, North Carolina. Mike Nichols and Dr. James Dooley welcomed the singers to Western Carolina University. John Hollingsworth offered the opening prayer.

The following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Mike Nichols; Vice Chairman—Judy Mincey; Arranging Officer—Chris Wilhelm; Secretary—Mary Baumeister.

The song selections in the morning session are from The Sacred Harp, 1991 Edition. Leaders: James Dooley 127; Judy Mincey 52t; Mary Baumeister 28b; John Hollingsworth 37b; Mildred Chandler 155; Billy Hollingsworth 31t; Robert Varkony 49b; Nathan Rees 186; Chris Wilhelm 285t; Jane Spencer 196; Rachel Rudi 460; Kitty Reusch 40; Will Peebles 324; Ed Smith 387; Steve Walker 107; Mike Nichols 148; Judy Mincey 146.


Leaders: Mary Baumeister 77t; John Hollingsworth 77b; Mildred Chandler 144; Billy Hollingsworth 569t; Robert Varkony 68b; Nathan Rees 282; Chris Wilhelm 45t; Jane Spencer 213t; Rachel Rudi 208; Kitty Reusch 503; Will Peebles 99; Ed Smith 290; Steve Walker 569b; Mike Nichols 29t; James Dooley 59; Laramie Smith 358. John Hollingsworth offered the blessing before lunch. Lunch was kindly provided by the university.


The song selections in the afternoon session are from The Christian Harmony, 2010 Edition. Leaders: James Dooley 255 (CH); Mary Baumeister 189 (CH); Billy Hollingsworth 261t (CH); Robert Varkony 184 (CH); John Hollingsworth 342 (CH); Mildred Chandler 131 (CH); Nathan Rees 100 (CH); Jane Spencer 41t (CH); Kitty Reusch 350 (CH); Will Peebles 258 (CH); George Reynolds 215 (CH); Becky Walker 67b (CH); Steve Walker 507b (CH); Annie Harlow 339 (CH); Carl Blozan 109 (CH); Mike Nichols and Carol Litchfield 487 (CH); Laramie Smith 287 (CH); Ed Smith 217 (CH); Judy Mincey 133 (CH); Mary Baumeister and Kitty Reusch 117 (CH); Nick Gattis 367 (CH); Billy Hollingsworth 369 (CH); Robert Varkony 498 (CH); Nathan Rees 64 (CH); Mildred Chandler 82t (CH); Jane Spencer 172 (CH); Kitty Reusch 55t (CH); Will Peebles 51 (CH); George Reynolds 88 (CH); Becky Walker 291 (CH); Steve Walker 167t (CH).

Mary Baumeister led 200 (CH) as the closing song. Mike Nichols offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Mike Nichols; Vice Chairman—Judy Mincey; Secretary—Mary Baumeister