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St. Joseph’s On the Mountain Episcopal Church

Mentone, Alabama

Saturday, May 16, 2015

The annual Sacred Harp singing held at St. Joseph’s on the Mountain Episcopal Church, Mentone, Alabama, on Saturday before the third Sunday in May was called to order by Susan Cherones leading 59. Rev. Bill Winters, pastor of the church, offered the morning prayer.

The following officers were retained to serve: Chairman—Susan Cherones; Secretary and Arranging Officer—Cindy Tanner.

Leaders: Cindy Tanner 137, 155; Scott Ivey 31t, 27; Tony Schrader 68b; Andy Ditzler 28b, 89; Bea Aaron 175, 568; Sierra Saylors 277; Sierra Saylors and Teresa Saylors 117; Judy Chambless 29t, 142; Jesse Karlsberg 126, 326; Karen Freund 88b, 421.

RECESS

Susan Cherones brought the class back together leading 63. Leaders: Drew McGuire 313t, 313b; Reba Windom 36b, 299 (for Betty Shepherd); Loretta Smith 47t, 47b; Norma Green and Nate Green 74b, 92; Teresa Saylors 209, 457; David Brodeur 340, 120; Bridgett Hill Kennedy 448b, 37b; Ann Jett 546, 172; Robert Chambless 225t.

RECESS

The class resumed singing with Cindy Tanner leading 123t. Leaders: Jim Aaron 503, 163b; Darlene Dalton 448t; Darlene Dalton and Coy Ivey 465 (CB); Henry Johnson 164, 289; Judy Mincey 180, 475; David Saylors 86, 203; Mike Richards 163t.

LUNCH

Rodney Ivey called the class back to order by leading 401 and 186. Leaders: Cheyenne Ivey 176b, 182; Shelby Castillo and Reba Windom 564, 216 (for Betty Shepherd); Susan Cherones 300, 200; Cindy Tanner 358; Scott Ivey 441; Andy Ditzler 454; Bea Aaron 456; Sierra Saylors 481; Jesse Karlsberg 472; Karen Freund 30b; Drew McGuire 38b; Reba Windom 318 (for B.M. and Margie Smith); Norma Green and Nate Green 101t; Teresa Saylors 106; David Brodeur 573; Bridgett Hill Kennedy 276; Ann Jett 269; Jim Aaron 231; Henry Johnson 138t; David Saylors 440; Mike Richards 33b; Elizabeth Gentry 384, 319.

Susan Cherones led 146 as the closing song. Henry Johnson offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Susan Cherones; Secretary—Cindy Tanner