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University of Georgia

State Botanical Gardens, Athens, Georgia

February 28, 1999

The twenty-sixth session of the Social Harp and Sacred Harp singing was held at the Visitor Center of the State Botanical Gardens, Athens, Georgia on the fourth Sunday in February.

The “Social Harp” was used in the morning, and “The Sacred Harp” was used in the afternoon session.

John Garst called the class to order leading song on page 17. John Hollingsworth offered prayer. John Garst led song on page 18; John Hollingsworth 76t, 76b; Charlene Wallace 37, 159; Lee Rogers 191, 53; and Judy Mincey 135, 182.

The business session was held with the following officers re-elected: Chairman—John Garst; Vice Chairman—John Hollingsworth; Secretary—Charlene Wallace; Arranging Committee—Lee Rogers and Judy Mincey.

Leaders: Jeannette DePoy 109, 187; Bruce King 156, 237; Don Bowen 86, 87; Laura Akerman 50, 88; Billy Hollingsworth 207, 160; Martha Ann Stegar 155, 34; Kelly Morris 118, 129; Liz Bryant 185, 60.

RECESS

John Hollingsworth called the class together leading song on page 24. Leaders: Earlis McGraw 115, 196; Richard DeLong 31, 35; Karen Morris 83, 82; Charles Woods 158, 114; Raymond Hamrick 27b, 38; John Plunkett 195, 189; Carlene Griffin 25, 41; Scott DePoy 101, 93; Karen Whelchel 137, 138; Eric Tweedy 57, 56.

LUNCH

The afternoon session was from “The Sacred Harp”, and the class was called to order by John Garst leading song on page 138b. Leaders: Henry Zittrouer 61, 63; Laura Clawson 142, 145; Billy Hollingsworth 186, 176; Jeannette DePoy 510 (for Richard DeLong on his birthday), 34; Eric Tweedy 66, 455; Judy Mincey 347, 515; Bruce King 183, 193; Earlis McGraw 27, 166; Scott DePoy 72b, 179; Karen Morris 383, 385b; Richard DeLong 95; Lee Rogers 475; Martha Ann Stegar 84; Kelly Morris 503; Liz Bryant 501; John Plunkett 287; Laura Akerman 288; Don Bowen and Andy Anderson 290; Charles Woods 269; David Bowen 146.

Announcements were made. John Garst led song on page 62 as the closing song. The class was dismissed with prayer led by John Hollingsworth.

Chairman—John Garst; Vice Chairman—John Hollingsworth; Secretary—Charlene Wallace.