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Elmore Center Singing

Elmore Center United Methodist Church, Gordo, Alabama

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

The 169th session of the Elmore Center Sacred Harp Singing was held at Elmore Center United Methodist Church, near Gordo, Alabama, on Wednesday before the third Sunday in August. Jack Pate called the class to order by leading 75. He welcomed everyone. The pastor of the church, Rev. Jack Barrett, offered the morning prayer.

The class organized by electing or appointing the following officers: Chairman—Jack Pate; Vice Chairman—Amber Davis; Secretary—Margaret Keeton; Arranging Officer—Wayne Baines.

Leaders: Jack Pate 145t; John Van Horn 201, 299; Rebecca Over 144, 480; Hugh Bill McGuire 300, 217; Wendell Rinehart 31t, 445; Faye Donaldson 168, 225t; Earl Ballinger 147b, 155; Earline Ellis 358, 68b; Kate Moss 198, 457; Anne Brantley Moss and Jill Moss 294, 117; Jack Moss 40, 282; Larry Ballinger 472 (in honor of two new Ballinger family members, William Lucas Jones and Ridley Jean Colvin), 540.

RECESS

Amber Davis, Claire Davis, and Carson Davis led 82t and 76b to bring the class back to order. Leaders: Richard Mauldin 410t, 551; Tim Reynolds 200, 278t (for Mr. and Mrs. Toney Smith); Wayne Baines 294, 298 (in memory of Mrs. Etma Barton); Carley Barr and Anna Grace Dreher 58, 59; Glenn Keeton 51, 160t; Lena Keeton and Isabella Keeton 30t, 454; Lisa Geist 528, 527. Gary Farley offered the blessing before the noon meal.

LUNCH

The afternoon session began with Jack Pate leading 569b. Leaders: Gary Farley 81t, 128; Steve Adams and Rebecca Over 378t; Farley Barr and Anna Grace Dreher 159, 45t; Wendell Rinehart 31b; Richard Mauldin 446; Tim Reynolds 492; John Van Horn 378b; Hugh Bill McGuire 440; Larry Ballinger 56t; Glenn Keeton 178; Kate Moss 535; Anne Brantley Moss and Jill Moss 75, 279; Jack Moss 445; Rebecca Over 373; Earline Ellis 310; Lisa Geist 225t; Earl Ballinger 162; Faye Donaldson 270; Amber Davis 192; Wayne Baines 487.

Following announcements, Jack Pate led 63 as the closing song. Rev. Jack Barrett offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Jack Pate; Vice Chairman—Amber Davis; Secretary—Margaret Keeton