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Elmore Center Singing

Elmore Center United Methodist Church, Gordo, Alabama

Saturday, March 2, 2019

The 175th session of the Elmore Center Sacred Harp Singing was held at Elmore Center United Methodist Church, near Gordo, Alabama, on Saturday before the first Sunday in March. Jack Pate called the class to order by leading 503. Pastor Dave Karr offered the morning prayer. Jack Pate welcomed everyone.

The class organized by electing or appointing the following officers: Chairman—Jack Pate; Vice Chairman—Amber Davis; Secretary—Margaret Keeton; Arranging—Wayne Baines.

Leaders: Jack Pate 282; Mike Hankins 34b, 36b; Earl Ballinger 80b, 153; Amber Davis 499, 204; Hubert Nall 129, 43; Lisa Geist 394, 472; David Jackson 51, 45t; Larry Ballinger 56t, 68b; Tim Reynolds 107, 278t; Jim Aaron 47b, 231; Margaret Keeton 73b, 78.

RECESS

Amber Davis led 345t to call the class to order. Leaders: Betty Baccus 318, 168; Loretta Whitman 142, 143; Louise Yeager 100; Zilfa Cornett 122, 48t; Beth Wallace 300, 217; Wendell Rhinehart 457, 31t; Julia Poston 290, 421; Marlece Ray 186. Earl Ballinger asked a blessing before the noon meal.

LUNCH

The afternoon session began with Jack Pate thanking everyone for attending, the church for sponsoring the singing, and for providing lunch. He led 39b. Leaders: Wayne Baines 445, 480; Hubert Nall 565; David Jackson 65; Wendell Rhinehart 517 (WB); Mike Hankins 527; Larry Ballinger 389; Zilfa Cornett 99; Jim Aaron 29t; Margaret Keeton 144; Lisa Geist 273, 365; Earl Ballinger 104; Amber Davis 192; Beth Wallace 546; Tim Reynolds 492; Patricia Driver 46; Julia Poston 146; Pauline Hall 128; Gary Farley 59; Frank Cornett 155; Jack Pate 72b.

Jack Pate led 323t as the closing song. He offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Jack Pate; Vice Chairman—Amber Davis; Secretary—Margaret Keeton