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Harvest Festival Sacred Harp Singing

Epiphany Episcopal Church, Jackson, Mississippi

Saturday, November 14, 2015

A Sacred Harp singing was held in conjunction with the harvest festival in Jackson, Mississippi, on Saturday before the third Sunday in November. The class was called to order by Henry McGuire leading 34b and 120. John Van Horn offered the opening prayer.

Leaders: Shelby Castillo 203, 186; Drew McGuire 213t, 430; Sarah Trumbore 171, 129; Nicholas Thompson 222, 422; Arlon Gardner 183, 180; Nathan Stewart 134, 411; Mark Davis 546, 432; Larry Ballinger 133, 157; Robert Raymond 48t, 122; Cheyenne Ivey 182, 168; Hellen Tester 312b, 63; Earl Ballinger 310, 299.

RECESS

Jackson Fleder led 72b to bring the class back to order. Leaders: Carolina Whitfield-Smith 457, 47b; John Van Horn 106, 300; Erica Martinez 271t, 176b; Lisa Geist 528, 391; Regina Derstine and Todd Derstine 327, 204; Jackson Fleder 448b, 271b; Wilma Ann Mitchell 480; Henry McGuire 542, 532; Cheyenne Ivey 47t; Drew McGuire 472; Mark Davis 436. Arlon Gardner asked the blessing before the noon meal.

LUNCH

The afternoon session began with Henry McGuire leading 460. Leaders: Arlon Garner 448t; Nicholas Thompson 392, 322; Mark David 406; Robert Raymond 31t, 217; Earl Ballinger 439, 208; John Van Horn 209; Regina Derstine 277; Larry Ballinger 540; Sarah Trumbore 58, 76b; Nathan Stewart and Sarah Trumbore 240; Wilma Ann Mitchell 39t; Hellen Tester 30t, 65; Jackson Fleder 296; Will McGuire 40; Erica Martinez 175, 384; Drew McGuire 313b; Lisa Davis 99; Lisa Geist 530; Shelby Castillo 216.

Henry McGuire led “The Drone” as the closing song. The closing prayer was offered by Drew McGuire, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Henry McGuire; Secretaries—Cheyenne Ivey and Shelby Castillo