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South Carolina State Singing
in Memory of William Walker

Second Presbyterian Church, Spartanburg, South Carolina

Saturday, March 16, 2019

The 25th session of the South Carolina State Singing in Memory of William Walker was held in 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. Dave Farmer opened the singing by leading 154 (CH). Leon Carnell offered the opening prayer.

The first morning session was from The Christian Harmony, 2010 edition. Leaders: Dave Farmer 359 (CH); Robert Kelley 44b (CH); Mary Baumeister 136 (CH) (in memory of Clara Wheeler); Bobbi Albert 168b (CH); Bill Burns 383 (CH); Diane Eskenasy 51 (CH); Avery Blatt 117 (CH); John Plunkett 44t (CH); Phil Perrin 143 (CH); Mike Spencer 510b (CH); Chris Wilhelm 386 (CH); Jacob Lindler 208b (CH); Andy Morse 544 (CH); Charity Rouse 338t (CH); Leon Carnell 336t (CH).

RECESS

The second morning session was from The Sacred Harp, 1991 edition. Leaders: Dave Farmer 163b (as a memorial lesson); Robert Kelley 131b; Mary Baumeister 65; Bobbi Albert 35; Bill Burns 551; Diane Eskenasy and Avery Blatt 155; John Plunkett 235; Phil Perrin 127; Mike Spencer 141; Chris Wilhelm 134; Jacob Lindler 556; Andy Morse 542; Charity Rouse 49t; Jeremiah Ledbetter 477; Barbara Brooks 303; Cody Brown 39t; Bob Ladwig 53; Leon Carnell 47b.

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

LUNCH

The first afternoon session was from The Christian Harmony, 2010 edition. Leaders: Dave Farmer 255 (CH); Robert Kelley 445 (CH); Mary Baumeister 203 (CH); Bobbi Albert 396t (CH); Diane Eskenasy 131 (CH); Avery Blatt 157 (CH); John Plunkett 139 (CH); Phil Perrin 184 (CH); Mike Spencer 465t (CH); Chris Wilhelm 176 (CH); Jacob Lindler 462t (CH); Andy Morse 158 (CH); Charity Rouse 513 (CH); Leon Carnell 245 (CH); Bob Ladwig 130b (CH); Dave Farmer 88 (CH).

RECESS

The second afternoon session was from The Sacred Harp, 1991 edition. Leaders: Dave Farmer 142; Robert Kelley 87; Mary Baumeister 275b; Bobbi Albert 143; Diane Eskenasy 200; Avery Blatt 354b; John Plunkett 175; Phil Perrin 30b; Mike Spencer 207; Chris Wilhelm 217; Jacob Lindler 410b; Andy Morse 377; Jeremiah Ledbetter 480; Barbara Brooks 274b; Cody Brown 282; Bob Ladwig 504; Dave Farmer 470. Announcements were made.

Dave Farmer led 347, and Leon Carnell offered the closing prayer.

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