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Chattanooga Singing

Silverdale Baptist Church

August 14, 1999

The third annual Chattanooga Sacred Harp Singing was held this year at the Silverdale Baptist Church. The singing was called to order at 9:30 a.m. by Chairperson Linda Sides leading song on page 276. Phil Summerlin led the opening prayer.

Linda Sides led song on page 314. Daryl Mayberry called the following leaders: Tim Reynolds 84, 312b; Judy Mincey 501, 475; Berkley Moore 378t, 152; Daryl Mayberry 441, 82t; Laura Akerman 317, 192; Dan Huger 417, 183; Allison Ivey 138t, 47t; Phil Summerlin 30t, 97; Pete Ellertsen 473, 35;

RECESS

Linda Sides brought the class to order leading song on page 148. Leaders: Cora Sweatt 45t; Sharon Kellam 312t, 274t; Ottis Sides 146, 75; Richard Ivey 567, 145t; Henry Johnson 138b, 338; Duane Chesney 85; Elene Stovall 436, 222; Rodney Ivey 99, 270; Don Bowen 282, 384; Susan Harcrow 142, 300; Myra Dalton 56t, 332; Jeannette DePoy 318, 34t; David Carlton 86, 224; Betty Wright 454, 347; Jackie Tanner 123 (t? b?), 208. Phillip Layne said the blessing.

LUNCH

The afternoon of singing began with Linda Sides leading song on page 480. Leaders: Richard DeLong 123b, 158; Sarah Harcrow 159, 40; Charlene Wallace and Cheryl Forman 168, 460; Stuart Ivey 299, 189; John Plunkett 431, 98; Coy Ivey 137, 172; Floyd Peters 68 (t? b?), 100; Bill Thomas 47b; Hubert Anderson 119; Karen Ivey 215, 31t; Hugh McGraw 354b; Dennis George 28b, 112; David Ivey 212; Jarrod George 358, 59; John Lamb 442, 56b; Barb Hubbartt 133, 117.

After announcements, Linda Sides closed the singing with song on page 225 (t? b?), and dismissed the class with prayer.

Richard DeLong led a singing school the night before the singing at the Silverdale Cumberland Presbyterian Church, with over 40 students attending. The combined collection from both events was $230, which is greatly appreciated.

Next year’s singing will again be on Saturday before the third Sunday in August, August 19, 2000, at the Chattanooga Primitive Baptist Church.

Chairperson—Linda Sides; Vice Chairperson—Daryl Mayberry; Secretary—Jane Freuler.