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Clear Creek Convention West

Pleasant Hill Church (Johnson School House),
Fayette County, Alabama

September 3, 2000

The Clear Creek Convention West Sacred Harp Singing met at Pleasant Hill Church (Johnson School House) on the first Sunday in September, and was called to order by Travis Keeton leading song on page 47t. Earl Ballinger offered the morning prayer.

The class organized for the day by electing or appointing the following officers: Chairman—Travis Keeton; Vice Chairman—John Hyde; Secretary—Josie Hyde; Arranging Committee—Lavaughn Ballinger.

Leaders: Travis Keeton 119; John Hyde 39b, 129; Brenda Merritt 336, 434, 548; Ivalene Donaldson 335, 328; Earl Ballinger 331, 284; Clarence McCool 172, 475, 112; Wilton Donaldson 426t, 30t; Lisa Geist 155, 566; John Merritt 438, 111t, 137; Velton Chafin 50b, 285b, 130; Josie Hyde 477, 66, 507.

RECESS

Travis Keeton called the class to order leading song on page 348b. Leaders: Robert Handel 393, 234, 178 (in honor of Terri Shield); Larry Ballinger 101t, 49t, 71; Cecil Sanders 225t; Joyce Hubbitt 49b, 182, 163t; Harrison Creel 111b, 512; Gravis Ballinger 99, 300, 78.

LUNCH

The afternoon session was called to order by Travis Keeton leading song on page 146. Leaders: Flarce Creel 297, 454; A.A. Malone 85, 65, 448t; Robert Handel 36t; Fred Killingsworth 87; John Hyde 124; Brenda Merritt 200; Ivalene Donaldson 270; Earl Ballinger 176t; Clarence McCool 349; Wilton Donaldson 56t; Lisa Geist 546; John Merritt 89; Velton Chafin 201; Josie Hyde 493; Donna Rush 45t (in honor of her mother, Willa Rush), 571 (CB); Larry Ballinger 425; Lavaughn Ballinger 84, 405.

No one called for the convention, and Willa Rush asked that it be held here again next year, 2001.

Travis Keeton led song on page 37b as the closing song. Fred Killingsworth dismissed the class with prayer.

We wish to thank Willa Rush for paying for the minutes.

Chairman—Travis Keeton; Vice Chairman—John Hyde; Secretary—Josie Hyde.