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Andrew’s Chapel Singing

Andrew’s Chapel/Schoolhouse, Upson County, Georgia

Sunday, October 17, 2010

The annual Sacred Harp singing was held at Andrew’s Chapel on the third Sunday in October. Oscar McGuire called the class to order leading 59. Wayne Watson offered the opening prayer.

The following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Oscar McGuire; Secretary—John Plunkett; Arranging Committee—Mary Brownlee.

Leaders: Oscar McGuire 34b; Lela Crowder 81t, 49t; Jesse Pearlman Karlsberg 31t, 47t; Judy Chambless 494; Jack Nelson 64, 192; Rosemund Watson 503, 66; Robert Chambless 32t, 303.

RECESS

Wes Haley called the class back together leading 203. Leaders: Lauren Bock 74t; John Kelso 209; Karen Clark 466 (for Cameron, a family friend); Robert Kelley 160t; Lauren Harrison and Charity Kauffman 138b; John Plunkett 330b (for Bob Meek); Sandra Wilkinson 46; Bill Hollingsworth 236; Malinda Snow 374; Trent Peachy and Charity Kauffman 317; Charlene Wallace 206; Martha Harrell 178; John Hollingsworth 109; Molly Ellis 101b; Erica Hinton 389 (for Lonnie Rogers); Matt Hinton and Shelby Friesen 500; Judy Mincey 468. The blessing for lunch was offered by John Plunkett.

LUNCH

Oscar McGuire called the class back to order by leading 235. Leaders: Mary Brownlee 540; Christy Willis 155; Sharon Hamrick 276; Erin Krans 274t; Raymond Hamrick 354t; Wayne Watson 112; Don Clark 186; Wes Haley 268 (for Rita Haley); Katherine Grisso 159; Oscar McGuire 485; Erin Krans and Jeremy Krans 38b.

Mary Brownlee introduced Jimmy McKinley, whose family have been the caretakers of the building since the 1950’s. He informed the class that plans are underway for the building to be moved to The Rock Ranch (an amusement complex owned by Truett Cathy, owner of Chick-Fil-A) in The Rock, Georgia, just off Hwy 36 (t? b?). This is in order to insure that the building will continue to be cared for in the future. The move is planned with the understanding that the Sacred Harp singers will continue to have access to the building as long as they want.

Singing resumed with Robert Kelley leading 407. Leaders: Lauren Bock 527; Molly Ellis 102; Judy Chambless 142; Lauren Harrison and Charity Kauffman 282; Karen Clark 373; John Kelso 430; Judy Mincey 486; Bill Hollingsworth 36t; Matt Hinton and Erica Hinton 472; Sandra Wilkinson 177; Trent Peachy 162; Christy Willis 47b; Malinda Snow 157; John Plunkett 413.

After announcements, Oscar McGuire led 62 as the class took the parting hand. The closing prayer was offered by Wayne Watson.

Chairman—Oscar McGuire; Secretary—John Plunkett