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Mt. Oak Methodist Church

Six miles northwest of Arab, Alabama

July 15, 1995

The annual Sacred Harp Singing held on Saturday before the third Sunday in July was called to order by Hershell King leading songs on pages 30 (t? b?) and 34 (t? b?). The morning prayer was led by Lolette King. The class was organized by electing the following officers: Chairman—Hershell King; Vice Chairman—David Light; Secretary—Lolette King; Arranging Committee—Hershell King. Leaders: David Light 274 (t? b?), 176 (t? b?); Bud Oliver 73t, 345t, 145b; Cecil Gilliland 175, 171, 275b; Leonard Hayes 354 (t? b?), 566; Paul Gilliland 30b, 36b; Marie Guthrie 75, 89; Wilda Holmes 39b, 480, “Jesus Died For Me”.

RECESS

The class was called together by Hershell King leading song on page 32t. Leaders: Imogene Nelms 373, 440, 144; Jack Jordan 49b, 196, 569b; Rhoda Norris and Leonard Hayes 460, 177; Milton Oliver 270, 111t; Sandra Light 143, 354b; Eurilla Woods and David Light 208, “Not Made With Hands”; Irene Jordan 490, 207, 45t; Ramona Light 224, 329; J. C. Rutledge 145t, 105, “That Beautiful Land”.

LUNCH

Hershell King called the afternoon session together leading song on page 97. Leaders: Carmon Brothers 358, 74b, 441, 340; J. P. Hawk 112, 101 (t? b?), 111b; Cecil Gilliland 273; Carmon Brothers 277, 328, 445; Bud Oliver 170, 47 (t? b?); Verna Mae Hawk, Leonard Hayes, J.C. Rutledge, and Rhoda Norris “That Beautiful Land”; Leonard Hayes 294. Hershell King led song on page 146 as the closing song. The class was dismissed with prayer by Oliver Rutledge.

Chairman—Hershell King; Vice Chairman—David Light; Secretary—Lolette King.