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St. John’s Memorial Day Weekend Singing

St. John’s Historic Church, Rutherfordton, North Carolina

Sunday, May 27, 2018

On Saturday before the fourth Sunday in May, an all-day Christian Harmony singing was held at the church, preceded by a singing school taught by Michael Walker.

On Sunday the class reassembled to sing Sacred Harp with Michael Walker leading 63. Shannon Primm offered prayer.

Leaders: Michael Walker 138b; Ian Quinn 92, 89; Jane Cannon 65, 49b; Hayden Arp 213t, 75; Shannon Primm 157, 83t; Eli Snyder 39t, 61; Maddy Mullany 345b, 319; Patty Judson 171, 195; Leslie Booher 156, 128; Chris Wilhelm 500; Dave Farmer 455, 81t; Michael Spencer 289, 370; Mary Baumeister 545, 540 (in memory of Wanda Mount).

RECESS

Leaders: Michael Walker 418, 169; Ian Quinn 174; Jane Cannon 133; Hayden Arp 149; Shannon Primm 454 (in memory of Ruth Steggles); Eli Snyder 436; Maddy Mullany 86; Patty Judson 102. Leslie Booher returned thanks for the noon meal. We had lunch on our own because building repairs prevented joining together in a shared meal at the church.

LUNCH

Leaders: Michael Walker 144; Leslie Booher 178; Jane Cannon 349; Chris Wilhelm 298; Dave Farmer 162; Michael Spencer 521; Phil Perrin 127; Mary Baumeister 333; Michael Walker 456; Ian Quinn 225b; Hayden Arp 386; Shannon Primm 564; Eli Snyder 384; Maddy Mullany 344; Leslie Booher 163b; Jane Cannon 315; Patty Judson 209; Dave Farmer 267; Phil Perrin 354b; Michael Spencer 308; Mary Baumeister 433.

RECESS

Leaders: Michael Walker 354t, 475; Ian Quinn 41; Chris Wilhelm 548; Hayden Arp 340; Shannon Primm 284; Eli Snyder 134; Maddy Mullany 36b; Leslie Booher 473; Jane Cannon 478; Patty Judson 472; Dave Farmer 365; Phil Perrin 59; Michael Spencer 420; Mary Baumeister 506. In closing remarks Michael Walker thanked all for participating and commended those who had contributed in additional ways to the singing. The class had sung a total of 70 (t? b?) lessons. Following announcements Michael Walker led 62, and Shannon Primm closed the singing with prayer.

Chairman—Michael Walker; Secretaries—Patty Judson and Chris Wilhelm