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Northwest Arkansas Shiloh Singing, Fall Session

Shiloh Meeting Hall, Springdale, Arkansas

Saturday, October 26, 2019

The fall session of the Northwest Arkansas Shiloh singing was called into session by President Cory Winters. After a welcome to the group and orientation to the building, Cory opened the singing leading 31t and 99. Alexis Walker offered the opening prayer.

Leaders: Katy Black 350; Shana Wenger 72b; Margaux Burleson 178; Sonya Kirkham 268t (CB); Syd Caldwell 77b; Andrew Albers 368; Alexis Walker 335; Erin Fulton and Cindy Howrey 81t; Cory Winters 13 (MH); Katy Black 135 (MH); Bonnie Wood 138 (MH); Margaux Burleson 177 (MH); Shana Wenger 400.


Cory Winters brought the class back together leading 269 (CB). Leaders: Sonya Kirkham 40; Syd Caldwell 411; Alexis Walker 294; Andrew Albers 60; Erin Fulton 68t; Bonnie Wood 344; Chris Nicholson 212; Cory Winters 236; Katy Black 551; Margaux Burleson 481; Shana Wenger 455; Sonya Kirkham 559 (CB); Alexis Walker 45t, 162; Syd Caldwell 518; Andrew Albers 500 (CB); Erin Fulton 539 (CB); Bonnie Wood 463 (CB); Chris Nicholson 293b (CB); Cory Winters 112; Andrew Albers 117, 122; Alexis Walker 354b.

The docent of the Shiloh Meeting Hall, Walt Gallagher, gave a short presentation of the history of the building and answered questions. Cory Winters lead 164 (MH) as grace for lunch.


Cory Winters brought the class back together leading 47t. Leaders: Syd Caldwell 63; Cory Winters 79. Syd Caldwell conducted the memorial lesson for the following deceased: Charlene Wallace, Robbie Rivers, Susan Roberts, and Carole Chapman—Georgia; Walter Howrey—Missouri; Aubrey Barfield—Florida; Paul Wilson—Minnesota; Eugene Forbes, Adrian Nall, Rozlyn Greene, Ottis Sides, and Ruth Daniels—Alabama; Adelaide Vaughn—Texas; and Bill Bruner—Arkansas. Syd Caldwell then led 347 in their memory. Andrew Albers led 46 to encourage the sick and shut-ins which include Karen Rollins, Pat Waggoner, Gail Cowart, Norma Mincey, Judy Mincey, Jewel Wootten, Melanie Hauff, Curtis Owen, Mary Ellen Wilkinson, Don Bowen, and Myra Jones.

Leaders: Chris Nicholson 95b (CB); Shana Wenger 277; Katy Black 143; Margaux Burleson 89 (MH); Sonya Kirkham 54t (CB); Syd Caldwell 140 (CB); Erin Fulton 318 (CB); Andrew Albers 475 (CB); Alexis Walker 235.


Cory Winters brought the class back together leading 183. Leaders: Chris Nicholson 503; Shana Wenger 159; Andrew Albers 304; Margaux Burleson 217; Sonya Kirkham 330t (CB); Bonnie Wood 282 (CB); Syd Caldwell 286; Erin Fulton 505; Andrew Albers 139 (MH); Alexis Walker 128. New compositions were introduced and led by composer Cory Winters. The class sang 4 of his works. Cory Winters led 457, and then 146 as the closing song. Syd Caldwell offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Cory Winters; Vice Chairman—Syd Caldwell; Secretary—Alexis Walker