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Oxford City Hall

Oxford, Mississippi

March 12, 2000

The twentieth annual Sacred Harp singing at Oxford City Hall was called to order by Warren Steel leading songs on pages 138b and 142. John Van Horn led the morning prayer. Mark Tew led songs on pages 108b and 117.

The class organized with the following officers elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Warren Steel; Vice Chairman—Mark Tew; Secretary—Anne Steel; Arranging Committee—Regina Foster and Lavaughn Ballinger.

Leaders: Anne Steel 180, 503; John Merritt 47b, 240; Josie Hyde 234, 220; Curt Davis 45t, 354b; Brenda Merritt 428, 440; John Hyde 314, 297; Tim Reynolds 86, 203; Sandie Scott 128, 40; Mark Davis 441, 209.

RECESS

Larry Ballinger called the class together leading songs on pages 300 and 425. Leaders: Lisa Geist 276, 546; Lena Keeton 112, 475; Amber Springfield 391, 137, 475 (for Virgil Phillips, via cell phone to his hospital room in Birmingham, Alabama); Bob Cook 457, 361; John Van Horn 179, 442; Gravis Ballinger 34b, 78; John Simmons 178, 547; Gene Wakefield 138t, 168; Velton Chafin 348b, 97.

LUNCH

The afternoon session began with Warren Steel leading song on page 65. Leaders: Regina Foster 114, 216; Carolyn Craig 324, 146; Janet Jenkins 288, 268; Ruby Easley 569b; Lavaughn Ballinger 63; Mary Alice Wakefield 145b, 87; Julie Poston 101t, 343b; Marilyn Burchett 42, 29t; Jack Barbera 89, 139; Andy Davis 269, 434; Tim Cook 344, 448t; Willadean Brunette 341; Dorothea McCowan 120, 196, 64; Tim Reynolds 192; Sandie Scott 130; Carolyn Craig 277; Marilyn Burchett 408.

Announcements were made. Warren Steel led song on page 235 as the closing song. John Simmons dismissed the class with prayer.

Chairman—Warren Steel; Vice Chairman—Mark Tew; Secretary—Anne Steel.