THE DIANA SINGING NEWS LETTER
SINGING JUNE 14th & 15th 2013

Time is fast approaching for the June session of the 2013 Diana Singing and I hope that you are making your plans to be there. We are hoping the weather will be cooperating by June and it will be pleasant at the Singing. We will be working hard to have everything ready when you arrive. Don’t forget that the Singing is the second Friday and Saturday nights and that makes it seem a little later this year. We nearly always have some that get the dates mixed up.
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We have motel and restaurant information available on our web page at
www.dianasinging.com , or you can call me at 931-363-3204, cell 931-309-7602
or hey-jack@surfmore.net

The Diana Church of Christ always has a Gospel meeting the week of the Singing.
Bro. Tom Holland will be speaking this year, and I will be leading the singing for this meeting. The meeting will be Sunday June 9th through Thursday June 13th at 7:00 nightly and I know you will enjoy his lessons. Come and be with us if you can.
We plan to have the benches cleaned by Friday morning June 7rd and you can put your blankets out anytime after that. We will be cleaning the benches with a pressure washer so please do not put your blankets out before that or they may be wet. Also please remember that you can only reserve 10 seats in the front half of the singing shed.

“FRIDAY & SATURDAY NIGHT LAST HOUR SINGING & RECORDING”
The “Last Hour” singing and recording using “The Songs of Faith and Praise” song book has been a great success and we plan to continue this. We will be using a good mix of some newer songs written in the last 30 years as well as many of the older songs. The “Last Hour” recording, as well as the rest of the singing will be available on C/Ds at the Tape Shed. At our Board meeting in April, we talked about the recording at the Singing. C/Ds may shortly go the way that the cassettes did. We are looking into on line downloads or using thumb drives. So many people now have smart phones to down load music, and some of the new cars have USB ports. Will let you know later what we come up with.
PLEASE If you have a change of address, either street, town, reg. phone or cell phone,
please let us know so that we can update our mailing list. If you are receiving this by mail
and have an e-mail address, please let us know. This would greatly help mailing expense.

I-65 is being repaved from Exit 22, north to mile marker 35 but should be finished by time for the Singing. There is still some road construction around Lewisburg. Be careful going through Cornersville and watch their speed limits.

While you are at the Singing, please visit The Ham Shed, The Gift Shop, and The Tape Shed, with all proceeds going to keeping the Diana Singing going. C/Ds of the Singing will be available at the Tape Shed or can be mailed to you after the Singing. Also visit the Song Book Museum and see a collection of old and rare songbooks and visit the Hall of Fame with pictures of those who have helped the Singing over the years.

NOW FOR THE CAMPERS

Several of us are planning to camp over the Memorial day weekend so we will have the campground ready and open on Friday, May 24th and you are welcome to come any time after that. Also, I hope several of you are planning to come early for the meeting at the Diana Church. The meeting will be Sunday through Thursday before the Singing on Friday night. Bro. Tom will be speaking this year and we always enjoy his lessons.

Those of you with big motor homes. We have done some work on the back row of camping spaces and we ask that, if you would please, put some boards under your jacks before you set up. Your rigs are so heavy that they push a hole in the grass. We will have extra boards at the bath house for you to use if you don’t have any boards in your rig.
The camping spaces are marked off and Lawrence Taylor will help get you set up.
There are no reservations for camping and it is first come, first serve. As always there is no charge for camping but if you would like to make a donation to help offset the cost of water and electricity that would be great. The water and electricity usually run $1,600 to $1,800 for each singing.

If you bring dogs or cats Please clean up after them, either in the campground or the parking lot. People are walking around and we have enough “stuff” from the neighborhood dogs without adding any more.

The ladies that run the Gift Shop say that they are very low on all items in the Gift Shop. They need jewelry, puzzles, napkins, place mats, pillow cases, baking utensils, collectibles, small stuffed animals, scarves, any small craft item, hand sewn items.
Please, no shoes, clothing, or paperback books. Please bring whatever you can.

PLANNED ACTIVITIES FOR THE CAMPERS THE WEEK OF JUNE 10TH
Pick’in, Puzzles, Rook, etc at the eating area, anytime
Monday——–12:00 Shrimp Dinner and Corn Boil
Tuesday——–12:00 Pot Luck Bean Dinner (bring your favorite)
Wednesday—-10:00 Pancake Breakfast (We plan for Fish Fry in September)
Thursday—– –3:00 Home Made Ice Cream (Bring your freezer – make your favorite)
We will have ice at the Ham Shed
The Singing will pay for the shrimp, corn boil, and pancake breakfast as a “Thank You” for your help in getting things ready for the Singing.
Thursday Night after Church – Bon Fire (Weather permitting)

Sunday June 16th – Noon after Church – Pot Luck Dinner
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If you hear the Dinner Bell ring, or the truck horn blow –
That means it’s time to eat, or we need some help at the Ham Shed.
If you need any information feel free to contact me
931-363-3204 or cell phone 931-309-7602 e-mail hey-jack@surfmore.net

Jack Parks