The 1st Pioneer Day Sacred Harp Singing (Owings)

Owings Music Hall
Owings, Laurens County, South Carolina

Saturday, September 9, 2006

(All selections from The Sacred Harp, 1991 edition. Singers often led two songs at a time.)

The first Pioneer Day singing was called to order by Jesse Roberts leading 34b. He then offered the opening prayer and led 66.

A ten minute break was held for the Pioneer Day opening parade.

Leaders: Dan Huger 99, 86; Leon Carnell 51, 163b; Victoria Eastland 344, 454; John Hollingsworth 176t; Jonathon Smith 282, 384; Lucy Sandidge 324, 70b; Michael Spencer 59, 68b; Robert Kelley 73t, 47b.


Jesse Roberts brought the class back to order with 36b.

The class was organized with the following officers elected or appointed: Chairman—Frances Carnell; Vice Chairman—Leon Carnell; Chaplain—Jesse Roberts; Secretary—Victoria Eastland.

Leaders: Dave Farmer 178, 288; Holly Corbett 35, 361; Micah Roberts 354b; Chris Wilhelm 540, 569t; Frances Carnell 64, 569b; Mary Baumeister 539, 211; Jane Spencer 218, 564; Beth Branscome 155, 217.


Leon Carnell called the class to order with 31t. Leaders: Deborah Jones 503, 480; Chris Carnell 273, 68t; Jesse Roberts 475, 498; Dan Huger 209; Victoria Eastland 405, 504; John Hollingsworth 291; Jonathon Smith 542; Lucy Sandidge 429; Michael Spencer 547; Robert Kelley 426t; Micah Roberts 45t; Chris Wilhelm 228; Frances Carnell 183.


Dan Huger brought the class to order with 269. Leaders: Mary Baumeister 499; Holly Corbett 40; Jane Spencer 56b; Beth Branscome 299; Frances Carnell 200; Deborah Jones 48b; Chris Carnell 300; Dan Huger 38b; Erin Mills 159; Jonathon Smith 162; Lucy Sandidge 333, 567; Jane Spencer 65; Leon Carnell 332.

Frances Carnell led 62, as the closing song. Jesse Roberts offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Frances Carnell; Vice Chairman—Leon Carnell; Secretary—Victoria Eastland.

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