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Independence Day Singing

Lakeview Lodge, Camp Lee, Anniston, Alabama

Monday, July 1, 2013

The annual Independence Day Sacred Harp Singing was held at Lakeview Lodge, Camp Lee, Anniston, Alabama. The class was called to order by Samuel Sommers leading 31t. The opening prayer was offered by Henry Johnson.

Leaders: Samuel Sommers 131b; Judy Caudle 56t; B.M. Smith 72b; Bea Aaron 112; Henry Johnson 337; Ann Webb 318; Eugene Forbes 212; Jack Nelson 106; Gigi Flynn 66.

A business session was held and the following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Rene Greene; Vice Chairman—Samuel Sommers; Secretary—Judy Caudle; Arranging Officer—Pam Nunn.


Samuel Sommers led 358 to bring the class back to order. Leaders: Jesse Pearlman Karlsberg 220; Willis McCumber 33b; Ethan Schultz 474; Cecil Roberts 312b; Wendy Futral 36b; Faiz Wareh 269; Nicholas Thompson 123t; Holly Mixon 196; Jim Aaron 68b; Erik Schwab 201; Paula Oliver 217; Richard Mauldin 100; Tim Morton 346; Evangeline Schultz 270.


The class was brought back to order by Rene Greene leading 101t. Leaders: Darrell Swarens 208; Emma Rose Brown 175; Marcus Whitman 229; Daire O’Sullivan 272; Daniel Bearden 115; Ellen Lueck 144; David Ivey 464; Jean Seiler 448t; Alvaro Witt Duarte 472; Scott DePoy and Jeannette DePoy 384; Dan Brittain 278b; Angela Myers 170; Aldo Ceresa 214; Erin Johnson-Hill 122; Tarik Wareh 113; Lauren Bock 556 (for Jeff Sheppard); Reba Windom 276; Ann Simpson 388; Amandeep Gill 448b.


The afternoon session began with Rene Greene and Samuel Sommers leading 176t. Leaders: Pam Nunn 528; Myles Louis Dakan 142; Jade Thompson and Karen Rollins 59, 162; Becky Wright 440; Tullaia Powell 313b; Jeff Sheppard 176b; Ben Sachs-Hamilton 168; Rachel Hall 68t; Kimberly Haas 39t; Phillip Denney, Wyatt Denney, Karis Askin, Madison Lathery, and Eva Grace Horsley 87; Louise Holland 441; Faiz Wareh 523; Ethan Schultz 32t; Nicholas Thompson 35; Bea Aaron 475; Daniel Bearden 116; Evangeline Schultz and Marcus Whitman 183; Henry Johnson 55; Jean Seiler 299; Jack Nelson 303; Daire O’Sullivan 77t; Amandeep Gill 47b; Willis McCumber 462; Paula Oliver and Sarah Mikeal 354b; Tim Morton 242; Erin Johnson-Hill 532; Eugene Forbes and Wendy Futral 300.

Rene Greene and Samuel Sommers led 137 as the closing song. Richard Mauldin offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Rene Greene; Vice Chairman—Samuel Sommers; Secretary—Judy Caudle