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South Carolina State Singing
in Memory of William Walker

Second Presbyterian Church, Spartanburg, South Carolina

Saturday, March 19, 2016

The 22nd session of the South Carolina State Singing in Memory of William Walker was held at Second Presbyterian Church, Spartanburg, South Carolina. Robert Kelley gave a brief introduction to shape notes, both seven shape and four shape systems. Frances Carnell led 59. John Plunkett offered the opening prayer.

The first morning session was from The Sacred Harp, 1991 Edition. Leaders: Frances Carnell 34b; Dave Farmer 63; Chris Wilhelm 31b; Mary Baumeister 87; Diane Eskenasy 155; Jonathan Wood 410b; Jane Cannon 47t; Tom Ivey 65; Eddie Mash 122; Claudia Dean 275b; Harry Eskew 40; Jonathan Gaylord 48b; Robert Kelley 31t; John Plunkett 128; Jacob Linder 32b; Eric Carnell 171; Robert Kelly 81t (by request); Leon Carnell 47b; Frances Carnell 318.

RECESS

The second morning session was from The Christian Harmony, 2010 Edition. Leaders: Frances Carnell 9b (CH); Dave Farmer 107 (CH); Chris Wilhelm 386 (CH); Mary Baumeister and Amanda Wiles 465t (CH); Adam Lockaway 109 (CH); Diane Eskenasy 126 (CH); Jonathan Wood 336t (CH); Jane Cannon 316 (CH); Tom Ivey 339 (CH); Eddie Mash 186 (CH); Claudia Dean 509t (CH); Jonathan Gaylord 67b (CH); Robert Kelley 472b (CH); John Plunkett 250t (CH); Jacob Linder 59t (CH); Leon Carnell 165 (CH); Frances Carnell 171b (CH).

LUNCH

The first afternoon session was from The Sacred Harp, 1991 Edition. Leaders: Frances Carnell 370; Chris Wilhelm 213t; Mary Baumeister 330t; Dave Farmer 168; Diane Eskenasy 181; Jonathan Wood 207; Jane Cannon 548; Tom Ivey 507; Eddie Mash 192; Claudia Dean 105; Jonathan Gaylord 38b; Robert Kelley 151; John Plunkett 325; Leon Carnell 268; Jacob Linder 178; Frances Carnell 365.

In a business meeting, the class agreed to keep the same officers for 2017 as follows: Chairman—Frances Carnell; Vice Chairman—Dave Farmer; Treasurer—Bobbi Albert; Secretary—Mary Baumeister. It was decided that we will wait to buy more Christian Harmony books until the reprinting, and that we needed more Sacred Harp loaner books.

RECESS

The second afternoon session was from The Christian Harmony, 2010 Edition. Leaders: Dave Farmer 105b (CH); Chris Wilhelm 16 (CH); Mary Baumeister 212 (CH); Diane Eskenasy 51 (CH); Jonathan Wood 252 (CH); Jane Cannon 209 (CH); Tom Ivey 372 (CH); Eddie Mash 369 (CH); Claudia Dean 262 (CH); Jonathan Gaylord 24t (CH); Robert Kelley 285 (CH); John Plunkett 515 (CH).

Announcements were made. Frances Carnell led 347 as the closing song. John Plunkett offered the closing prayer.

Chairman—Frances Carnell; Vice Chairman—Dave Farmer; Secretary—Mary Baumeister