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Seed and Feed Sacred Harp Singing

Emory Presbyterian Church, Atlanta, Georgia

April 18, 1998

The twenty-second annual Seed and Feed Sacred Harp Singing was called to order by Chair Jeanette DePoy leading song on page 101t. The morning prayer was led by Louis Hughes. Leaders: Jeannette DePoy 31t; Cathy White 213t; Laura Akerman 146; Andy Morse 29t, 454; Liz Bryant 270, 384; Jack Smith 535, 192.

The business session was held with the following officers elected or appointed: Chair—Cathy White; Vice Chair—Bryan Black; Secretary—Laura Akerman; Arranging Committee—Kelly Morris and Jeannette DePoy; Finance—Don Bowen and Laurie Allison. Kelly Morris made a motion to change the date of the singing to Saturday before the fourth Sunday in October, in the fall when there are fewer singings and less conflict with other events. Also moved, to have a singing this year on the new date of October 24, at Embry Hills Methodist Church. Motions were approved.

Leaders: Cathy White 155; Helen Bryson 201, 299; Louis Hughes 128, 569 (t? b?); Malinda Snow 312b, 68b; George Hibbert 338; Judy Mincey 556, 540.

RECESS

Jeanette DePoy brought the class back together leading song on page 335. Leaders: George Snyder 473, 149; Karen Morris 503, 495; Mike Hawkins 560, 441; Richard Carroll 198, 143; Mary Smith 289, 334; John Plunkett 408, 53; John Redmon 358, 362; Laurie Allison and Emma Allison 100 (this being Emma’s first singing since her appearance in this world on March 30); Doug Allison 77 (t? b?). Jack Smith gave thanks for the noon meal.

LUNCH

The class resumed singing with Cathy White leading “Happy Birthday” for Charlene Wallace and song on page 265 (?). Leaders: Scott DePoy 179; Martha Ann Stegar 327, 228; Jack Corley 168t, 123 (t? b?); Don Bowen 288, 388; Larry Woodring 183, 49b; Charlene Wallace 64, 220; Richard DeLong 125, 296; Teenie Moody 203, 391; John Shippee 159, 63; Kenneth DeLong 548, 572; Kelly Morris 383, 47b; Laura Akerman 430; Laurie Allison 117; George Snyder 84; Cathy White 45 (t? b?). Announcements were made. Cathy White led song on page 46 for the closing song. The class was dismissed with prayer by Jack Smith.

Chair—Cathy White; Vice Chair—Bryan Black; Secretary—Laura Akerman.