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Crossroads Church Memorial Singing

North of Tallapoosa, Georgia

Saturday, November 17, 2012

The 45th session of the Crossroads Church Memorial Sacred Harp singing was held on Saturday night before the third Sunday in November. Cecil Roberts called the class to order leading 60. Eschol Hughes offered the opening prayer. Cecil Roberts welcomed everyone, and then led 75.

Leaders: Miranel Swafford 155; Donna Bell 186, 503.

A business session was held with the following officers elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Hayden Arp; Vice Chairman—Cecil Roberts; Secretary—Donna Bell; Arranging Officer—Margie Smith. The class voted to eliminate buying minutes books in the future for this singing and to pay $15.00 to have the minutes printed in the book. The remaining money will be donated to the church.

Leaders: Hayden Arp 32t, 37b; B.M. Smith 64, 101t; Louise Holland 63; George Garner 99; Karen Rollins 97, 489 (in memory of Felton Denney); Eschol Hughes 565, 162; Sarah Roberts 108t, 143; Will Dover 47b, 146; Lou Cotney 300, 358 (for Faye Cotney).

RECESS

The class resumed singing with Hayden Arp leading 61. Leaders: Charlene Wallace 378t, 379; Fallon Cook 87, 340; Jason Stanford and Joel Stanford 294, 568; Rene Greene 569b, 171; James Hughes and Cecil Roberts 198, 45t (in honor of Dorsey Newman); Margie Smith 405.

Following announcements, Hayden Arp led 46 as the closing song. The closing prayer was offered by Eschol Hughes, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Hayden Arp; Vice Chairman—Cecil Roberts; Secretary—Donna Bell