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Alabama Collegiate Singing

University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Saturday, February 15, 2014

The 16th annual session of the Alabama Collegiate Sacred Harp Singing was held in the Student Center of Canterbury Episcopal Chapel on the campus of the University of Alabama on Saturday before the third Sunday in February. Nikos Pappas welcomed the class, and led 49b. Ed Thacker offered the morning prayer.

Leaders: Stephen Smith 442; Eugene Forbes 378t; Bea Aaron 475; Wayne Baines 340; Gravis Ballinger 300; Shelby Castillo and Reba Windom 203; Wendell Rinehart 445; Margaret Thacker 480; Zilpha Cornett 143; Jim Aaron 503; Nate Green and Norma Green 34b; Angela Myers 30b; Earl Ballinger 162; Scott Ivey 90; Jack Pate 145b; Brenda Chafin 336; Seth Holloway 235; Loyd Ivey 204; Leslie Brady and Sierra Brady 31b; Ed Thacker 192 (for Kathy Williams); Tim Cook 178.

A business session was held and the following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Nikos Pappas; Vice Chairman and Secretary—Stephen Smith; Arranging Officer—Lisa Geist.


Tim Cook brought the class back to order by leading 99. Leaders: Judy Caudle 564; Leslie Sheppard 45t (for Robert Dupree); Lomax Ballinger 277; Sarah Beasley 354b; Ivey Biddle 106; Reba Windom 318; Jen Stephenson 59; Larry Ballinger 133; Hubert Nall 101t; Amber Davis 187; Jan Herlinger 276; Steve Adams 129; Marlece Ray 426b; Velton Chafin 227; Lisa Geist 269 (for Leon Ballinger); Jerry Kitchens 179; Stephen Smith 312b; Eddie Pierce 282; Elaine Hoff 63; Sooyeon Lee 268; Leslie Sheppard 47t; Scott Ivey 57; Elene Stovall 500; Nikos Pappas 196. Ed Thacker offered the thanksgiving prayer before the noon meal.


Nikos Pappas brought the class back to order by leading 38t. Leaders: Bea Aaron 341; Eugene Forbes 155; Emily Cornett 335; Angela Myers 67; Jack Pate 75; Zilpha Cornett 122; Loyd Ivey 283; Gravis Ballinger 215; Jim Aaron 47b; Shelby Castillo 216; Nate Green and Norma Green 540; Seth Holloway 388; Earl Ballinger 389; Judy Caudle 278t (for Toney and Lavoy Smith); Margaret Thacker 452; Larry Ballinger 448b (in memory of D.T. White); Amber Davis 440; Ed Thacker 48t (for Kathy Williams); Lomax Ballinger 144; Sarah Beasley 146; Eddie Pierce 117; Elene Stovall and Ivey Biddle 411; Hubert Nall 287; Reba Windom 176b (in memory of Jeff Sheppard); Brenda Chafin 137; Steve Adams 401; Emily Cornett 457; Lisa Geist 528; Sooyeon Lee 254.

Following announcements, Nikos Pappas led 267 as the closing song. Ed Thacker offered the closing prayer.

Chairman—Nikos Pappas; Vice Chairman/Secretary—Stephen Smith