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North Carolina Sacred Harp Convention

Amity United Methodist Church, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Page Walker Hotel, Cary, North Carolina

Saturday, March 4, 2000

Amity United Methodist Church, Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Outgoing Chairman John Feddersen opened the convention by leading song on page 49t. Sally Owens offered the invocation. John Feddersen led song on page 48t; Suzanne Newton 31t; Tim Gee 63.

A business session was held with the following officers elected or appointed:

Chairlady—Lynda Hambourger; Vice Chairman—John Feddersen; Secretary—Tim Gee; Chaplain—Henry Bizzell.

Leaders: Lynda Hambourger 124; Blake Morris 228; G.C. Waldrep 510 (leading for John Schmucker); Mary Ann Daly 445; Don Polaski 128; Nancy Newell 163b; Jane Peppler 383; Matt Cartmill 201b; Claudia Egelhoff 352; Sandra Polaski 192; Peggy Loddengaard 68b; Patricia Temple 99; Art Broadus 535b; Gail Doss 196.

RECESS

Lynda Hambourger reconvened the class by leading song on page 89. Leaders: Mary Wright 337; Fred Beardsley 532; John Feddersen 280; Blake Morris 501b; Tim Gee 210; G.C. Waldrep 250; Suzanne Newton 47t; Mary Ann Daly 77t; Nancy Newell 159; Hugh McGraw 423; Jane Peppler 65; Matt Cartmill 78; Sandra Polaski 155; Peggy Loddengaard 378b; Patricia Temple 556; Gail Doss 107.

LUNCH

Lynda Hambourger called the class to order leading song on page 142. Leaders: Mary Wright 480; Art Broadus 105; Erin Newton 143; Mary Johnston 73t; Fred Beardsley 149; Susan Kelley and Diane Bruton 515; John Feddersen 220; Blake Morris 433; Tim Gee 102; G.C. Waldrep 472; Suzanne Newton 150; Hugh McGraw 151; Mary Ann Daly 504; Don Polaski 200; Nancy Newell 276; Lynda Hambourger 391; Matt Cartmill 528; Claudia Egelhoff 203; Sandra Polaski 455; Peggy Loddengaard 82t.

RECESS

Lynda Hambourger reconvened the class by leading song on page 312b. Leaders: Patricia Temple 312t; Mary Wright 64; Art Broadus 569b; Erin Newton 546; Mary Johnston 313b; Fred Beardsley 474; Blake Morris 444; Tim Gee 191; G.C. Waldrep 268; Suzanne Newton 344; Hugh McGraw 342; Don Polaski 198; Lynda Hambourger 347.

The remainder of the day was filled with “new traditions” songs. Unless otherwise noted, the leaders led their own compositions. Leaders: Blake Morris “Templewright”, “Northminster”; Mary Ann Daly “Eclipse”, “Provisions”; Matt Cartmill “Amanda” (by Justin Morgan); John Feddersen “Introductory”; Lynda Hambourger “Newton”; Tim Gee “Pontchartrain” (by Ann Bosold). The class was dismissed with a prayer.

Sunday, March 5

Page Walker Hotel, Cary, North Carolina

Lynda Hambourger called the class to order by leading song on page 46. Henry Bizzell gave the invocation.

Leaders: Matt Cartmill 183; Gail Doss 270; John Feddersen 79; Hugh McGraw 413; Tim Gee 457; Mary Ann Daly 127; Peggy Loddengaard 122; Mary Wright 290; G.C. Waldrep 370; Claudia Egelhoff 556; Cathy Tucker 144; Art Broadus 147t; Tom Tucker 29t; Nancy Newell 146; Fred Beardsley 475.

RECESS

Lynda Hambourger brought the class to order leading song on page 492.

Claudia Egelhoff conducted the memorial service during which she led songs on page 66 and 354t. The memorial was closed.

Leaders: Erin Newton 72b; Guy Bankes 444; Patricia Temple 481; Matt Cartmill 189; Gail Doss 224; John Feddersen 550; Hugh McGraw 188; Tim Gee 39t; Mary Ann Daly 38b.

LUNCH

Lynda Hambourger called the class to order leading song on page 220. Leaders: Peggy Loddengaard 34t; Suzanne Newton 306; Mary Wright 121; G.C. Waldrep 426b; Claudia Egelhoff 504; Cathy Tucker 327; Art Broadus 287; Tom Tucker 448t; Nancy Newell 148; Fred Beardsley 299; Susan Kelley 159; Guy Bankes 441; Patricia Temple 297; Matt Cartmill 236; Gail Doss 318; John Feddersen 415.

RECESS

Lynda Hambourger reconvened the class with song on page 361. Leaders: Hugh McGraw 25, 24b; Tim Gee 117; Mary Ann Daly 372; Peggy Loddengaard 358; Suzanne Newton 163t; Mary Wright 71; G.C. Waldrep 490; Art Broadus 454; Tom Tucker 362; Guy Bankes 324; Fred Beardsley 513; Guy Bankes 224; Lynda Hambourger 180.

Lynda Hambourger led song on page 62 as the closing song. Henry Bizzell dismissed the convention with a prayer.

Chairlady—Lynda Hambourger; Vice Chairman—John Feddersen; Secretary—Tim Gee.