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Oak Grove Church

Alpharetta, Georgia

Saturday, April 24, 1999

The annual Sacred Harp singing at Oak Grove Church was held on Saturday before the fourth Sunday in April. Ray Richards called the class to order leading songs on pages 129 and 73b. Richard DeLong led the congregation in prayer.

The class organized with the following officers elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Loy Garrison; Vice Chairman—John Plunkett; Secretary—Dorothy Garrison.

Leaders: Don Bowen 122, 47b, 348 (t? b?); Andy Anderson 49b, 515b, 72b; John Plunkett 83t, 176b, 312t; Eric Tweedy 47t, 84, 453; Loy Garrison 74b, 99, 36b; Helen Bryson 112, 121, 287; Faye Pettis 387, 494, 105; Jack Corley 109, 123b, 168; Laura Akerman 145t, 73t, 543.

LUNCH

The afternoon session began with Loy Garrison leading song on page 59. Leaders: Judy Mincey 178, 229, 441; Richard DeLong 88t, 80t, 205, 289; Reuben Ball 290, 318, 497, 569b; Chris Tweedy 369; Kenneth DeLong 303, 501b, 317b; Dollie Hudgins 82t.

RECESS

John Plunkett called the class together leading song on page 98. Leaders: Don Bowen 145b, 97, 583, 299; Tim Cook and Steve Cook 66, 503, 298, 347; Eric Tweedy 540; Don Bowen 510; Richard DeLong 513; Faye Pettis 200, 189, 376; Tim Cook and Masako Cook 497, 544.

Loy Garrison and John Plunkett led song on page 62 as the closing song. Rev. Charles Cagle dismissed the class with prayer.

Chairman—Loy Garrison; Vice Chairman—John Plunkett; Secretary—Dorothy Garrison.