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Independence Day Singing

Muscadine Methodist Church, Muscadine, Alabama

Monday, July 3, 2006

The annual Independence Day Singing was held this year on Monday after the first Sunday in July because of Camp Fasola, which begins on Independence Day. The class was called to order by Jeff Sheppard leading 32t. The morning prayer was offered by Tom Owen. Jeff Sheppard led 57; Mary L. Smith 63; Shelbie Sheppard 242.

A business session was held with the following officers elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Jeff Sheppard; Vice Chairman—Samuel Sommers; Secretary—Mary L. Smith; Arranging Committee—Shelbie Sheppard.

Leaders: Samuel Sommers 96; Hugh McGraw 97; Charlene Wallace 99; Jeb Owen 294; Floy Wilder 422; Ed Thacker 532; Cheryl Foreman 42; Tom Owen 528; Catherine Rogan 195; Pete Mathewson 38b; Vivian Rogan 56t; Robert Chambless 145b; Becky Browne 168; Gary Rogan 129; Margaret Thacker 565; John Plunkett 346; Amanda Owen 503; Louis Hughes 512; Beverly Coates 481.

RECESS

The class resumed singing with Samuel Sommers leading 105. Leaders: Gary Gronau 110; Allison Dodson 300; Jason Hollis 454; Alex Makris 222; Liz Owen 442; Josh Rogan 455; Dana Borrelli 277; Malik Williams 37b; Daphene Causey 93; Bentley McGuire 76b; Judy Caudle 193; Shane Wootten 428; Bridgett Hill 440; Tom Malone 180; Lynne deBenedette 205; Oscar McGuire 276.

RECESS

Samuel Sommers led 71 to bring the class to order. Leaders: Scott DePoy 448b; Malinda Snow 148; Mike Grimes 479; Martha Beverly 546; Charlie Derleth 186; Connie Stanton 535; Lonnie Rogers 225t; Sharon DuPriest 189; Reba Windom 224; Faye Hollis 171; Darrell Swarens 335; Andy Anderson 344; Joanne Fuller 457; Nate Green and Norma Green 350; Judy Chambless 480; Rodney Willard and Barbara Willard 40; George Burnette 101t; Lee Rogers 424; Aldo Ceresa 522; Cheryl Foreman 107; Scott Kennedy 31t.

LUNCH

The afternoon session was brought to order by Jeff Sheppard leading 434. Leaders: Eugene Forbes 441; Jesse Pearlman Karlsberg 542; Karen Willard 411; Bill Beverly 120; Mary Wright 477; Richard Schmeidler 474; Karen Swenson 371; Pat Temple 473; Kristie Harju 274t; Donna Gunderson-Rogers 47t; Ellie Soler 504; Ginny Landgraf 370; Katie Moore 384; Rene Greene 269; Judy Mincey 540; Glenda Collins 282; Cecil Roberts 284; Donna Bell 213t; Annie Grieshop 84; Lou Cotney 218; B.J. Harris 303; Mike Hinton 146; Alex Chandler 287.

After announcements were made, Jeff Sheppard and Samuel Sommers led 46 as the closing song. Gary Rogan dismissed the class with prayer.

Chairman—Jeff Sheppard; Vice Chairman—Samuel Sommers; Secretary—Mary L. Smith.