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Friendship Primitive Baptist Church

Haleyville, Alabama

August 13, 2000

The first annual Sacred Harp singing was held at Friendship Primitive Baptist Church on the second Sunday in August, and was called to order by Ivalene Donaldson leading songs on pages 32t and 31b. Glenn Keeton led the morning prayer.

The class organized by electing or appointing the following officers: Chairperson—Ivalene Donaldson; Vice Chairman—Wilton Donaldson; Secretary—Ivalene Donaldson; Arranging Committee—Lena Keeton.

Leaders: Ivalene Donaldson 77t; Wilton Donaldson 426t, 317b; Debbie Wakefield 432, 183; Chris Rice 276, 312b; L.E. Hannah 511, 498; Elene Stovall 171, 172; Willodean Barton 204, 391; John Hyde 168, 313t; Beatrice Brewer 112, 137; Elmer Conwill 336, 379; Brenda Merritt 215, 430.

RECESS

Ivalene Donaldson called the class to order leading song on page 61. Leaders: Gravis Ballinger 300, 78; Max Berueffy 337, 475; Margaret Keeton 456, 422; Kermit Adams 99, 129; Gladys Bonds 34b, 499; Edith Tate 37b, 73t; Alonzo Malone 65, 448t; Travis Keeton 424, 496; Larry Ballinger 425, 91, 151.

LUNCH

The afternoon session was called to order by Wilton Donaldson leading song on page 30t. Leaders: Billy Williams 299, 297; Roma Rice 200, 187; Vernice Phillips 318, 124; John Merritt 36b, 569b; Glenn Keeton 497, 435; Corene White 314, 146; Amber Springfield 389, 340; Josie Hyde 507, 477; Clarence McCool 480, 490, 68b; Dawson Adams 134, 328; Betty Baccus 155, 396, 392; Lena Keeton and Glenn Keeton 503, 225t, 436; Edith Tate 306 (for Parnell Berry who is sick).

Wilton Donaldson and Ivalene Donaldson led song on page 62 as the closing song. John Merritt dismissed the class with prayer.

Chairperson—Ivalene Doanldson; Vice Chairman—Wilton Donaldson; Secretary—Ivalene Donaldson.