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New Year’s Day Singing (Georgian Harmony)

The Hollingsworth Home, Ila, Georgia

Friday, January 1, 2016

All lessons are from The Georgian Harmony by Raymond Hamrick. Bill Hollingsworth called the class together leading 9. Eddie Mash prayed God’s blessings on the day.

Leaders: Bill Hollingsworth 4; Tom Ivey 80, 6; Robert Kelley 193, 185; David Brodeur 108, 105; Mary Baumeister 58, 180; Eddie Mash 92, 22; Christy Sinksen 43, 100; Helen Bryson 136, 50; Jane Cannon 19, 128.

RECESS

Bill Hollingsworth led 204 to bring the class back to order, and then distributed some unpublished songs written by Raymond Hamrick. The class sang these, adding comments and notations. Raymond’s daughter may release the songs at a future time.

Leaders: Judy Mincey 242, 13; Mary Brownlee 95, 94. Eddie Mash returned thanks for the noon meal.

LUNCH

Leaders: Bill Hollingsworth 152; Eli Snyder 15, 87; Shannon Primm 54, 2; Debora Grosse and Anne Grosse 29, 109; Sharon Strong 168, 249; Chris Wilhelm 141, 40; Jerusha Wheeler 172, 155; Jonathan Wood 255, 252; Michael Spencer 14, 208; Andy Ditzler 251, 16; Oscar McGuire and Jane Cannon 26; Oscar McGuire 49.

RECESS

Leaders: Bill Hollingsworth 184; Jane Cannon 198; Tom Ivey 104; Jerusha Wheeler 202; Michael Spencer 233. Following announcements, Bill Hollingsworth led 25 as the final lesson. Eddie Mash offered the closing prayer.

Chairman—Bill Hollingsworth; Vice Chairman—John Hollingsworth; Secretaries—Jane Cannon and Chris Wilhelm