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Middle Georgia Sacred Harp Singing

Union Primitive Baptist Church, Johnstonville, Georgia

Saturday, April 14, 2018

The 15th annual Middle Georgia Sacred Harp Singing was held on Saturday before the third Sunday in April. Oscar McGuire welcomed all to today’s singing, and led 59. David Grant offered the morning prayer. Oscar McGuire led 34b.

A business session was held. The class voted for the following to serve as officers. Chairman—Oscar McGuire; Vice Chairman—Lisa Bennett; Secretary—Helen Bryson.

Leaders: Helen Bryson 131b, 287; Robert Kelley 288, 111b; David Grant 345t, 569b; Agnes Todd and Oscar McGuire 122; Wayne Watson 225t; Jesse Karlsberg 310, 83b; Phillip Ford 178, 63; Katie White 549, 547.

RECESS

Lisa Bennett called the class to order leading 52t. Leaders: Rose Watson 503 (in memory of Lloyd Landrum), 39t; Martha Harrell 74b, 75; Marilyn Tucker-Marek 171, 80t; Lisa Bennett 213b, 213t; David Smead 88t, 90; Mary Brownlee 151, 497.

LUNCH

Oscar McGuire called the class to order leading 30t. Leaders: Helen Bryson 348t; Robert Kelley 133, 102; Mary Brownlee 501, 47b; David Grant 400, 409; Jesse Karlsberg 486 (in memory of Raymond Hamrick); Oscar McGuire 229; Phillip Ford 49b; Katie White 38t, 504; Rosemund Watson 149; Martha Harrell 77t; Lisa Bennett 329; David Smead 368; Lisa Bennett 475 (for Margie Smith and in memory of B.M. Smith); Oscar McGuire 112 (by request).

Announcements were made. Rosemund Watson led 347 as closing song. The closing prayer was offered by Wayne Watson.

Chairman—Oscar McGuire; Vice Chairman—Lisa Bennett; Secretary—Helen Bryson