Minutes of Sacred Harp Singings

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University of Georgia

State Botanical Gardens, Athens, Georgia

February 22, 1998

The twenty-fifth session of the Social Harp and Sacred Harp singing was held at the Visitor Center of the State Botanical Gardens on the fourth Sunday in February. The Social Harp was used in the morning, and the Sacred Harp session was held in the afternoon.

John Hollingsworth called the class to order leading song on page 191, and then led the morning prayer. John Hollingsworth led song on page 190; John Garst 51, 50; Charlene Wallace 34, 83.

The business session was held. The following officers were re-elected: Chairman—John Garst; Vice Chairman—John Hollingsworth; Secretary—Charlene Wallace; Arranging Committee—Lee Rogers; Memorial Committee—Judy Mincey.

Leaders: Lee Rogers 209, 253; Richard DeLong 31, 60; Judy Mincey 182, 135; Billy Hollingsworth 79b, 17; John Plunkett 77, 185; Helen Bryson 55b, 175b; Henry Zittrouer 66, 30; Bruce King 173, 237; Don Bowen 86, 137.

RECESS

John Garst called the class together leading song on page 168. Leaders: Angelia Benton 114, 32; Al Stavely 205, 24b; Liz Bryant 98, 194; John Hollingsworth 250; Charlene Wallace 159; Richard DeLong 37, 152; Helen Bryson 118; John Plunkett 195; Judy Mincey 87; Don Bowen 154; Henry Zittrouer 204. Billy Hollingsworth offered the blessing, and the class was dismissed for lunch.

LUNCH

The afternoon session was from the Sacred Harp. John Garst led song on page 421. Leaders: Bruce King 159, 457; Dan Bailey 117, 66; Kevin Kelley 52b; Mako Cook and Tim Cook 341, 347; Karen Whelchel 358, 323; Al Stavely 148, 112.

Memorial Lesson. Dan Bailey led song on page 569b and Lee Rogers led song on page 146 in memory of: Mildred Wilde, Gertrude Bateman, Eva Reeves, Mae Holt, and Barrett Ashley. Liz Bryant led song on page 50 for all the sick and shut-ins. The memorial was closed with prayer by John Hollingsworth. Richard DeLong led songs on pages 168 and 153.

RECESS

John Garst called the class together with song on page 294. Leaders: Helen Bryson 436, 178; Henry Zittrouer 480, 270; Margaret Agneir 155; Billy Hollingsworth 236, 551; John Plunkett 163, 542; Judy Mincey 110, 497; Don Bowen 494, 77b; Liz Bryant 31, 36b.

After announcements, John Garst led song on page 62 as the closing song. The class was dismissed with prayer by Dan Bailey.

Chairman—John Garst; Vice Chairman—John Hollingsworth; Secretary—Charlene Wallace.