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Smithsonian Exhibition Singing

Old National Guard Armory, Perry, Georgia

Saturday, October 6, 2012

A special singing of the South Georgia Sacred Harp Singing Convention was held in conjunction with the traveling Smithsonian Exhibit. The class was called to order by Oscar McGuire leading 49t and 59. The opening prayer was offered by John Plunkett.

The following officers for the day were duly elected by the class: Chairman—Oscar McGuire; Vice Chairman—Bentley McGuire; Secretary—Rita Haley; Arranging Officer—Mary Brownlee.

Leaders: Bentley McGuire 65, 63; Harry Eskew 40, 34b; Richard James 45t, 159; Mary Brownlee 78, 183; John Plunkett 275t, 387; Rita Haley 46, 268.

RECESS

Leaders: Oscar McGuire 33b; Wesley Haley 384; Lauren Harrison 138b, 163b; Judy Chambless 527, 37b; Katy McGuire and Oscar McGuire 515, 282; Sharon Hamrick 276; Martha Allman 136, 120.

LUNCH

Oscar McGuire called the class back to order leading 145t. Leaders: Robert Chambless 72b, 303; David Grant 409, 421; Sandra Wilkinson 144, 405; Oscar McGuire 354b (by request); Charlene Wallace 225t, 503; Rosemund Watson 229, 66; Martha Johnson 299, 361; Faye Hollis 222, 283; Donna Scott 457, 401; Zaloo Zelonis 312b; Martha Johnson and Nelda Clay 313t, 273.

Announcements were made. Rosemund Watson led 347 as the closing song. David Grant offered the closing prayer.

Chairman—Oscar McGuire; Vice Chairman—Bentley McGuire; Secretary—Rita Haley