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Emory Sacred Harp Singing

Cannon Chapel, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia

Saturday, February 8, 2020

The 15th annual Emory Sacred Harp Singing was called to order by Amy Wells leading 59. Jeannette DePoy offered the opening prayer.

Leaders: Amy Wells 35; Nina Burris 84, 477; Laura Akerman 85, 73t; Jesse Karlsberg 69b, 278b; Cathy Bonk 30t, 53; Kelly Morris 503, 159; Jim Neal 405, 406; Alpha Watson and John Plunkett 155, 455; Andy Ditzler, Isabel Lane, and Jessie Lane 569t, 40; Jeannette DePoy 229, 171; Malinda Snow 38t, 374; John Plunkett (dedicated to Harry Eskew) 146, 128.

RECESS

The class returned with Amy Wells leading 270, followed by Scott DePoy leading 47b and Fred Eady leading 344 and 358. A business session was held to elect the following officers: Chairman—Nina Burris; Vice Chairman—Cathy Bonk; Secretary—Jerusha Wheeler. Leaders: Nina Burris 268; Jerusha Wheeler 300, 306; David Brodeur 453, 397; John Kelso 377, 385t; Lauren Bock 138b (in honor of Lela Crowder), 322; Philip Denney 384, 101t; Anders Wells 99, 110; Lisa Bennett 542, 421; Emily Stutzman 480, 361; David Smead 123b, 429; John Wittemore 38b, 47t. Nina Burris dismissed for dinner on the grounds.

LUNCH

Nina Burris brought the class back together by leading 63. Leaders: Isaac Green 493 (in memory of Sonny Erwin), 476; Nathan Rees 217, 228; Philip Denney 87; Emily Stutzman 64; Fred Eady 236; Anders Wells, Amy Wells, and Corrine Wells 354b, 411; Andy Ditzler and Marion Hill 186; Jeannette DePoy 475; Lauren Bock 498; Lisa Bennett 547 (in honor of Katie White); John Wittemore and Kelly Morris 49b; Nathan Rees 122; John Plunkett and Alpha Watson 124; Jim Neal and Jeannette DePoy 496; Isaac Green 302; Cathy Bonk 349; David Smead and David Brodeur 368; Malinda Snow 556; Jerusha Wheeler and Jeremiah Smead 162; Laura Akerman 192; Jesse Karlsberg 45b. Chairman Nina Burris thanked Pitts Theological Library, Emory University, the chaplains, the food committee, and the class. Officers Nina Burris, Cathy Bonk, and Jerusha Wheeler led 62 as a closing song. Jim Neal offered the closing prayer.

Chairman—Nina Burris; Vice Chairman—Cathy Bonk; Secretary—Jerusha Wheeler