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Newton County Singing

Shoal Creek Primitive Baptist Church, Near Newborn, Georgia

Saturday, May 19, 2012

The 12th annual session of the Newton County Sacred Harp Singing was held at Shoal Creek Primitive Baptist Church near Newborn, Georgia, on Saturday before the third Sunday in May. Mike Spencer called the class to order by leading 32t. John Plunkett offered the morning prayer.

Leaders: Mike Spencer 420; Jesse Pearlman Karlsberg 47t, 48t; Helen Bryson 105, 354b; Herman Wilkinson 215, 282; Hugh McGraw 37b, 37t; Charlene Wallace 56t, 59; John Plunkett 72t, 73b; Malinda Snow 30t, 28t; Mike Spencer 370, 278t.

RECESS

Jesse Pearlman Karlsberg led 345b and 275t to bring the class back to order. Leaders: Helen Bryson 176t, 29t; Herman Wilkinson 36b, 39t; Hugh McGraw 77b, 484; Charlene Wallace 133, 135; John Plunkett 381, 471; Malinda Snow 472, 269; Kayla Phillips 45t.

LUNCH

The afternoon session was called to order by Mike Spencer leading 354t. The following officers were elected for the following year: Chairman—Mike Spencer; Vice Chairman—Herman Wilkinson; Secretary—Arlene Woods.

Leaders: Mike Spencer 205; Jesse Pearlman Karlsberg 275b, 285b; Helen Bryson 287, 155; Herman Wilkinson 201, 288; Hugh McGraw 404; Charlene Wallace 406, 407; Chris Fulmer 68b, 49b; John Plunkett 271b, 130; Mike Jones 87, 417; Malinda Snow 294, 496.

Announcements were made. Mike Spencer led 46 as the closing song.

Elder Jimmy Fulmer offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Mike Spencer; Vice Chairman—Herman Wilkinson; Secretary—Helen Bryson (for Arlene Woods)