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Seed and Feed Sacred Harp Singing

Emory Presbyterian Church, Atlanta, Georgia

April 19, 1997

The twenty-first annual Seed and Feed Sacred Harp Singing was called to order by Chairman Kelly Morris leading song on page 49 (t? b?). The morning prayer was led by Jack Smith.

Leaders: Jeanette DePoy 77 (t? b?); Laura Akerman 171,189; Bob Hart 178, 383; Judy Mincey 556; John Redmond 299, 155.

A business session was held and the following officers elected or appointed: Chair—Jeanette DePoy; Vice Chair—Cathy White; Secretary—Laura Akerman; Arranging Committee—Doug Allison; Finance Committee—Don Bowen and Lori Allison.

Jeanette DePoy led songs on pages 475 and 384 which were dedicated to Horace DeLong. Leaders: Cathy White 503; Richard Carroll 358; Melinda Snow 68b, 497; Louis Hughes 37b, 480.

RECESS

Cathy White brought the class to order leading song on page 146. Leaders: Karen Morris 168, 455; Caran Bryant 143, 454; Jack Smith 63, 147 (t? b?); Hugh McGraw 473; Dolly Hudgins 378 (t? b?), 82t; Lori Allison 278t (for Jane Haynes); Richard Whatley 569b; Larry Woodring 181, 107; Mark Baumgardner 117; Liz Bryant 504, 142; Joan Durden 29t, 159. A recess for lunch was called with Jack Smith asking the blessing on the food.

LUNCH

Singing resumed with Jeanette DePoy leading song on page 122. Leaders: Don Bowen 34 (t? b?), 225 (t? b?); Helen Bryson 163t, 428; Richard DeLong 417, 316; Karen Willard 153, 128; Charlene Wallace 276, 441; Faye Pettis 165, 392; Jack Corley 421, 328; Louis Hughes, Jr. 347, 129; George Snyder 254; Susan Posey 457, 236.

RECESS

Cathy White brought the class to order leading song on page 213t. Leaders: John Yntema 268; Bryan Black 362; Kenneth DeLong 548; Henry Slack 535; Andy Morse 183; Alice West 200; Katherine Yntema 324; Janet Sheppard 114.

Jeanette DePoy led song on page 369. Announcements were made. Jeanette DePoy led song on page 62 as the closing song. The class was dismissed with prayer by Jack Smith.

Chair—Jeanette DePoy; Vice Chair—Cathy White; Secretary—Laura Akerman.