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Savanah Sacred Harp Singing

Skidaway Island Presbyterian Church, Savannah, Georgia

Saturday, October 10, 2015

The 11th annual Savannah Sacred Harp Singing was held at Skidaway Island Presbyterian Church in Savannah, Georgia, on Saturday before the second Sunday in October. The class was called to order at 10:00 a.m. by John Gentry leading 33b. The invocation was offered by Rev. Dr. Jeff Garrison.

Song selections were from the 1991 Edition of The Sacred Harp and the 2012 Edition of The B.F. White Sacred Harp, Cooper Revision (CB).

Leaders: John Gentry 45t (CB); Sharon Strong 24t; Myron House 207; Gene Pinion 209; Dawn Stanford 159; Jan House 75; Rob Dillon 505 (CB); Leslie Booher 145b; Thomas Smith 268; Chris Wilhelm 229 (CB); Frank DeBolt 328 (CB); Ellen Lea 445; Buck Lea 99; Joyce Heath 439; Chandler Thigpen 59; Agnes Roberts 64.

RECESS

The class was called back to order by John Gentry leading 145t. Leaders: Tom Ivey 200; Dana Savidge 574 (CB); Myron House 131t; Dawn Stanford 186; Thomas Smith 162; Chandler Thigpen 572 (CB); Leslie Booher 178; Rob Dillon 457; Sharon Strong 524; Joyce Heath 551; Chris Wilhelm 70t; Jan House 284. Rev. Jason Talsness offered a prayer for God’s blessing on us and our meal.

LUNCH

The class was called back to order by John Gentry leading 85. Leaders: Gene Pinion 254; Ellen Lea 250; Buck Lea 542; Agnes Roberts 143; Rexanna Lester 142; Frank DeBolt 569b; Tom Ivey “Roberts” (words by E.S. Laminack, 1939); Dana Savidge 463 (CB); Myron House 479; Dawn Stanford 282; John Gentry 503; Thomas Smith 543 (CB); Chandler Thigpen 318; Leslie Booher 163b; Rob Dillon 392 (CB).

RECESS

The class was called back to order by John Gentry leading 583 (CB). Leaders: Chris Wilhelm 286; Sharon Strong 269; Jan House 65; Joyce Heath 279; Rexanna Lester 46; Agnes Roberts 358; Gene Pinion 208; Ellen Lea 454; Frank DeBolt 515; John Gentry 148; Dawn Stanford 455; Buck Lea 428.

A short business meeting was conducted and it was agreed to retain the same officers as follows: Chairman—John Gentry; Secretary—Sharon Strong; Arranging Officer—Tom Ivey.

Following announcements, John Gentry led 347 as the closing song. The class was dismissed with prayer offered by Rev. Buck Lea.

Chairman—John Gentry; Secretary—Sharon Strong