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South Carolina State Singing
in Memory of William Walker

Second Presbyterian Church, Spartanburg, South Carolina

Saturday, March 17, 2018

The 24th session of the South Carolina State Singing in Memory of William Walker was held at the Second Presbyterian Church, Spartanburg, South Carolina, on Saturday before the third Sunday in March.

Robert Kelley gave a brief introduction to shape notes, both seven shape and four shape systems. Frances Carnell led 72b. Leon Carnell offered the opening prayer.

The first morning session was from The Sacred Harp, 1991 Edition. Leaders: Frances Carnell 47t; Dave Farmer 128; Mary Baumeister 139; Diane Eskenasy 155; Leslie Booher 274b; Phil Perrin 127; Bill Burns 125; Bobbi Albert 35; John Plunkett 31b; Eli Snyder 32b; Chris Wilhelm 213t; Robert Kelley 143 (in memory of Agnes Roberts); Bob Ludwig 65; Mike Spencer 278t; Charity Rouse 63; Leon Carnell 47b; Mike Nichols 59.

RECESS

The second morning session was from The Christian Harmony, 2010 Edition. Leaders: Frances Carnell 252 (CH); Dave Farmer 86b (CH); Mary Baumeister 348 (CH); Diane Eskenasy 51 (CH); Leslie Booher 544 (CH); Phil Perrin 88 (CH); Bill Burns 306 (CH); Bobbi Albert 396t (CH); John Plunkett 386 (CH); Eli Snyder 317 (CH); Chris Wilhelm 466 (CH); Rob Kelley 144b (CH); Mike Spencer 465t (CH); Charity Rouse 338t (CH); Leon Carnell 460t (CH); Mike Nichols 157 (CH).

LUNCH

The first afternoon session was from The Sacred Harp, 1991 Edition. Leaders: Frances Carnell 70b; Dave Farmer and Tyler Scruggs 168; Mary Baumeister 157; Diane Eskenasy 181; Leslie Booher 473; Phil Perrin 354b; Bill Burns 186; Bobbi Albert 408; John Plunkett 38t; Eli Snyder 203; Chris Wilhelm 163t; Rob Kelley 103; Jonathan Wood 410b; Bob Ludwig 53; Mike Spencer 207; Charity Rouse 46; Leon Carnell 198; Mike Nichols 324; Frances Carnell and Bruce Heimburger 276.

In a business meeting we agreed to keep the same officers for 2018 as follows: Chairman—Frances Carnell; Vice Chairman—Dave Farmer; Treasurer—Bobbi Albert; Secretary—Mary Baumeister.

RECESS

The second afternoon session was from The Christian Harmony, 2010 Edition. Leaders: Frances Carnell 232t (CH); Dave Farmer 208b (CH); Mary Baumeister 521 (CH); Diane Eskenasy and Avery Blatt 117 (CH); Leslie Booher 164t (CH); Phil Perrin 143 (CH); Bobbi Albert 541 (CH); John Plunkett 515 (CH); Eli Snyder 231 (CH); Chris Wilhelm 318 (CH); Rob Kelley 449 (CH); Jonathan Wood 103 (CH); Bob Ludwig 346 (CH); Mike Nichols 165 (CH); John Plunkett led 236 (SH). Announcements were made.

Frances Carnell led 267 (SH) as the closing song, and John Plunkett dismissed the class with prayer.

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