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Emmaus Primitive Baptist Church Singing

Thomaston, Georgia

Saturday, February 29, 2020

The annual Sacred Harp Singing at Emmaus Primitive Baptist Church held on Saturday before the first Sunday in March was called to order by Oscar McGuire leading 59. David Grant offered the morning prayer. Oscar McGuire led 34b.

A business session was held and the following officers were elected to serve for the day: Chairman—Wayne Watson; Secretary—David Smead; Arranging Officer—Lisa Bennett.

Leaders: Wayne Watson 68b; David Smead 207, 136; Rosemund Watson 49t, 503; Mary Brownlee 501; David Grant 274b, 400; Faye Hollis 340, 299; John Plunkett 74b, 271t; Martha Harrell 46, 47b; Winfred Kerr 36b, 225t.

RECESS

Oscar McGuire called the class back to order leading 37b. Leaders: Anne Wheeler 178, 117; Bentley McGuire, Asa McGuire, Karter McGuire, and Oscar McGuire 56b, 77t; Debora Grosse 518; James Brownlee 354b, 268; Ann Riley and Kim Morgan 344, 318; Jesse P. Karlsberg 354t, 310; Lisa Bennett 569t, 516.

LUNCH

Wayne Watson called the class back to order leading 63. Leaders: Oscar McGuire 485; David Smead 358 (by request); Rosemund Watson 149; David Grant 166; Faye Hollis 460; John Plunkett 459; Debora Grosse 378t; Mary Brownlee and John Brownlee 556; Jesse P. Karlsberg 486; Ann Riley 171; Martha Harrell 542; Anne Wheeler 504; Lisa Bennett 352; Winfred Kerr 353 (for Rebecca Over); John Brownlee 448t; Beth Hagues and Oscar McGuire 147t; James Brownlee 196.

Announcements were made. Rosemund Watson led 347 as the closing song. John Plunkett offered the closing prayer.

Chairman—Wayne Watson; Secretary—David Smead