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Bear Creek Convention

Shady Grove Primitive Baptist Church, Winston County, Alabama

Saturday, August 26, 2000

The one hundred-second session of the Bear Creek Sacred Harp Singing Convention met at Shady Grove Primitive Baptist Church in Winston County, Alabama on Saturday before the fourth Sunday in August. The class was called to order by John Hyde leading songs on pages 48t, 47t, and 37b. Dawson Adams offered the morning prayer.

The class organized for the day with the following officers elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—John Hyde; Vice Chairman—Kermit Adams; Secretary—Roma Rice; Arranging Committee—Emily Jones.

Leaders: Chuck Beasley 111b, 30t, 33b; Cecil Wakefield 282, 480, 159; Chris Bell 384, 45t, 337; Ivalene Donaldson 73t, 166b; Bill Stewart 68b, 452b, 36b; Azilee Adams 317b, 335, 34t; Faye Donaldson 40, 108t, 124.

RECESS

Kermit Adams called the class to order leading songs on pages 126 and 99. Leaders: Gladys Bonds 72b, 81t, 77t; Wilton Donaldson 426t, 566, 61; Chris Rice 63, 312b, 183; Alicia Murray 111t, 358, 176b; Margaret Keeton 177, 168, 276.

LUNCH

Travis Keeton called the afternoon session to order leading songs on pages 123t, 98, and 176t. Leaders: Dawson Adams 39b, 75, 129; Carla Morris 145t, 145b, 146; Josie Hyde 155, 137, 225t; Lorene Gray 127, 175b, 275b; Pernie Pelfrey and Edna Earl Pace 274t, 143; Roma Rice 104, 49b, 297; Emily Jones 288, 82t, 74t.

John Hyde and Kermit Adams led song on page 90 as the closing song. Gladys Bonds dismissed the class with prayer.

Chairman—John Hyde; Vice Chairman—Kermit Adams; Secretary—Roma Rice.