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Middle Georgia Sacred Harp Singing

Union Primitive Baptist Church, Johnstonville, Georgia

Saturday, April 19, 2014

The 11th annual Middle Georgia Sacred Harp Singing was held on Saturday before the third Sunday in April. The class was called to order by Bill Hollingsworth leading 50b. John Hollingsworth offered the opening prayer. Elder Ed Evans welcomed the class to Union Primitive Baptist Church.

Harry Eskew led 59. John Plunkett taught an introduction to shape-note singing and led 49t. Leaders: Helen Bryson 501; John Hollingsworth 77b; Charlene Wallace 79; Jeannette DePoy 569t; Malinda Snow 290; Scott DePoy 201; Martha Harrell 77t; Mary Brownlee 78; Nathan Bergmann 399b; Robert Rivers and Hugh McGraw 480; Lisa Bennett 133; David Smead 196; Oscar McGuire 171; Rita Haley 268.

RECESS

Bill Hollingsworth called the class to order by leading 163t. Leaders: Harry Eskew 146; Helen Bryson 178; John Plunkett 310; John Hollingsworth 408; Charlene Wallace 159; Jeannette DePoy 354t; Malinda Snow 225t; Scott DePoy 277; Martha Harrell 503; Mary Brownlee 66; Nathan Bergmann 95; Robert Rivers and Hugh McGraw 49b; Lisa Bennett 47b; David Smead 428; Oscar McGuire 163b; Rita Haley 46.

In a business session, the class elected to keep the same officers as follows: Chairman—Harry Eskew; Vice Chairman—John Plunkett; Secretary—Helen Bryson.

LUNCH

The afternoon session began with Bill Hollingsworth leading 33t. Leaders: Harry Eskew 40; Helen Bryson 155; John Plunkett 81t (for Lloyd Landrum); Charlene Wallace 143; John Hollingsworth 415; Bill Hollingsworth and Jeannette DePoy 236; Malinda Snow 32t; Scott DePoy 65; Martha Harrell 45t; Mary Brownlee 556; Nathan Bergmann 383; Robert Rivers and Hugh McGraw 339; Lisa Bennett 135; David Smead 117; Oscar McGuire 441; Rita Haley 128; Sharon Hamrick 276; John Plunkett 287 (by request of Raymond Hamrick); Nathan Bergmann 442.

Announcements were made. Bill Hollingsworth led 347 as the closing song. John Plunkett dismissed the class with prayer.

Chairman—Harry Eskew; Vice Chairman—John Plunkett; Secretary—Helen Bryson