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New Hope Church Singing

Cullman County, Alabama

Sunday, June 23, 2019

The annual Sacred Harp singing held at New Hope Church on the fourth Sunday in June was called to order at 10:00 a.m. by Christopher Mann leading 101t and 31b. Butch White offered the opening prayer.

In a business session, the following officers were elected: Chairman—Christopher Mann; Vice Chairman—Anna Grace Sipe; Secretary—Londa Pate. Leaders: Butch White 37b, 74b; Londa Pate 312t, 59; Cindy Mann 274t, 159; Jim Pate 45t, 277; Nancy Lee 335, 358; Buell Cobb 111t, 135.

RECESS

The class was called back together by Christopher Mann leading 32t. Leaders: Hazel Heinze 84, 145t; Geraldine Sharpton 496, 34b; Christopher Mann and Amber Mann 40, 63; Susan Allred 284, 65; Nick Mann 178, 47b; Christopher Mann 417, 565. Ruben Williams gave a report on the status of the cemetery and recent work to make the restroom facilities wheelchair accessible and thanked all the singers for coming. An offering was taken. Christopher Mann led 31t. Butch White returned thanks before the noon meal.

LUNCH

The afternoon session began with Christopher Mann leading 566. Leaders: Mary Holcombe 354b, 143; Carol Fannin 47t, 48t; Christopher Mann and Amber Mann 72b; Butch White 547; Cindy Mann 77t; Buell Cobb 127; Londa Pate 503; Jim Pate 480; Nancy Lee 388; Hazel Heinze 229; Susan Allred 56t; Geraldine Sharpton 421; Laura Hale 535; Ryan Hale 192; Carol Fannin 108t; Christopher Mann 569b, 209. Announcements were made.

Christopher Mann led 62 as the closing song. Butch White offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Christopher Mann; Vice Chairman—Anna Grace Sipe; Secretary—Londa Pate