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Mountain Home Church

Near Bear Creek, Alabama

September 10, 2000

The annual Sacred Harp singing held at Mountain Home Church on the second Sunday in September was called to order by John Hyde leading song on page 37b. Glenn Keeton led the class in morning prayer. John Hyde led song on page 39b.

The class organized for the day with the following officers elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—John Hyde; Vice Chairman—Travis Keeton; Secretary—Josie Hyde; Arranging Committee—Wilton Doanldson.

Leaders: John Hyde 47t; Ivalene Donaldson 31b, 81t, 129; Amber Springfield 49b, 30b, 58; Paul Frederick 36b, 300; Odie Horton 48t, 147b; A.A. Malone 112, 34t, 183; Jayne Fulmer 186, 99, 454; Clarence McCool 569b, 503, 68b; Bernice Phillips 40, 100.

RECESS

Travis Keeton called the class to order leading songs on pages 73t, 192, and 276. Leaders: Lavaughn Ballinger 45t, 63, 384; Brenda Merritt 189, 269, 172; Larry Ballinger 113, 101t, 123t; Twylia Pickard and son, John 408, 480, 455; Glenn Keeton 278t, 231, 313b, 294 (by request).

LUNCH

Larry Ballinger brought the afternoon session to order leading song on page 321. Leaders: John Merritt and John Bull 201, 278b, 358; Faye Donaldson 371, 299, 168 (in memory of Gene Wakefield); Fayrene Pickard and grandson, John 457, 323b, 143; Julie Poston 421, 274t, 83t; Elmer Conwill 179, 379, 475; Josie Hyde 220, 234, 236; Dawson Adams 328, 147t, 39t; Wilton Donaldson 426t, 56t, 30t.

John Hyde and Travis Keeton led song on page 61 as the closing song. John Merritt dismissed the class with prayer.

We would like to thank Fayrene Pickard and Twylia Pickard for paying for the minutes.

We are sorry to announce that this singing will be discontinued.

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