Etowah Spring Singing, 106th Year

Etowah Baptist Church
Etowah, Henderson County, North Carolina

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Selections were from The Christian Harmony (‘Carolina book’, 1873 facsimile, 1994 reprint),
and from The Christian Harmony, 2010 edition (songs tagged with 'CH10'),
plus one handout.

Don Wiley welcomed the singers, and Scott Swanton offered the Opening Prayer.
Don Wiley then opened the singing with 21, Webster.

Business Meeting
Decided: The Etowah Singing has long been a two-book singing. We will use The Christian Harmony 1873 edition (Carolina Book) and the 2010 edition.
Decided: Discussions will begin on reprinting the Carolina Book.
Decided: Scott Swanton was re-elected president of the singing. Other officers remain the same.

61t, North Carolina - Don Wiley
129t, Coronation - Scott Swanton
89b, Northfield - Diane Eskenasy
245t, Bozrah - Mary Baumeister
223b, Horton - Robert Kelley


66t, Balerma - Larry Beveridge
313, Bruce's Address - Dan McCarter
226t, Rock of Ages - Martha Hubert
255t, Watchman - Leslie Booher
541 (CH10), Resignation (Second) - Dave Farmer
88, Pisgah - Zack Allen
117, Angel Band - Maggie Lauterer, in memory of her grandfather
77b, Cambridge - Julianne Wiley
169t, All-Saints - Don Wiley

Grace: Don Wiley


Zack Allen talked with us about the Walker Book and Folk Heritage North Carolina. There will be funds for 500 copies. We will discuss the inclusion or exclusion of the various Forwards in the present Carolina Book, the extra pages at the back with the four Alabama Book songs, and other matters which may arise.

106, Sweet Rivers - Scott Swanton
103b, Fish Pond - Diane Eskenasy
25b, Brimmer - Mary Baumeister, for Sharon Kellam
161b, De Beza - Robert Kelley
161t, Wells - Larry Beveridge
160b, Hebron - Dan McCarter
184 (CH10), Where We'll Never Grow Old - Martha Hubert
419t (CH10), Rockingham (First) - Leslie Booher
208t, Kedron - Dave Farmer


381A, Not Made with Hands - Zack Allen
35b, Boylston - Maggie Lauterer
381B, Babylon is Fallen - Julianne Wiley
87b, Hicks' Farewell - Don Wiley
369, Easter Anthem - Scott Swanton
339, Samanthra - Diane Eskenasy
“Freeport” - Mary Baumeister, handout from Jesse Aikin's Christian Minstrel
109, Shenley - Robert Kelley
274 (CH10), Mother Tell Me of the Angels - Larry Beveridge


200b, Parting Hand
Larry Beveridge offered the Closing Prayer.

Minutes: Mary Baumeister

We appreciate having again a singing home in Etowah. Thanks to Etowah Baptist Church. This is a nice space. We hope to sing here in the autumn.

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