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New Year’s Day Singing (the Georgian Harmony)

Hollingsworth Home, Ila, Georgia

Thursday, January 1, 2009

The 2nd session of the New Year’s Day Singing held in the Hollingsworth home was called to order by John Hollingsworth leading 11. All songs were from The Georgian Harmony by Raymond Hamrick. The opening prayer was offered by John Plunkett.

The following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Billy Hollingsworth; Vice Chairman—John Plunkett; Secretary and Arranging Committee—Jane Spencer.

Leaders: Billy Hollingsworth 25; John Plunkett 67; Jane Spencer 19; Robert Kelley 60; Chris Wilhelm 46; Alexander Garden 10; Mike Spencer 9; Shannon Primm 64; Helen Bryson 50; Morgan Bunch 89; Mary Baumeister 14; Sue Bunch 4; Bentley McGuire 87; Judy Mincey 72; Erin Mills 88; Greg Wilson 66; Lauren Bock 44.

RECESS

Billy Hollingsworth called the class back to order leading 29. Leaders: Stephanie Tingler 51; Joyce Walton 30; Jonathon Smith 48; Ed Thacker 43; Erica Hinton 78; Lela Crowder 15; Jesse Pearlman Karlsberg 16; B.M. Smith 42; Matt Hinton 18; Thom Fahrbach 90; Hugh McGraw 3; Oscar McGuire 59; Ellie Soler 63; Susan Posey 1; Laura Akerman 26; Raymond Hamrick 94, 8.

LUNCH

Billy Hollingsworth called the class back to order leading 95. Leaders: John Plunkett 32; Jane Spencer 13; Robert Kelley 74; Alexander Garden 28; Mike Spencer 33; Shannon Primm 34; Helen Bryson 21; Morgan Bunch 82; Mary Baumeister 20; Sue Bunch 81; Bentley McGuire 36; Judy Mincey 93; Erin Mills 27; Greg Wilson 38; Lauren Bock 31; Joyce Walton 68; Ed Thacker 58; Erica Hinton 56; Lela Crowder 65.

RECESS

John Plunkett called the class back to order leading 54 (for Mary Brownlee). Leaders: Jesse Pearlman Karlsberg 12; John Hollingsworth 26 (with added composition); B.M. Smith 80; Matt Hinton 2; Thom Fahrbach 79; Oscar McGuire 45; Susan Posey 22; Laura Akerman 47; Chris Wilhelm 92; Raymond Hamrick 6.

Following announcements, Billy Hollingsworth led 54 (by request) as the closing song. John Plunkett dismissed the class with prayer.

Chairman—Billy Hollingsworth; Vice Chairman—John Plunkett; Secretary—Jane Spencer