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Mount Vernon Primitive Baptist Church

Near Cullman, Alabama, On Highway 69 East

June 10, 2001

The annual Sacred Harp singing was held on the second Sunday in June at Mount Vernon Primitive Baptist Church near Cullman, Alabama. David Roberson called the class to order by extending a welcome to everyone and then led song on page 36b. Harlie Moon offered the morning prayer.

Leaders: David Roberson 146; Edis Guthrie 91, 29t; Corene White 73t, 55; Minilia Hudson and Caleb Hudson 100, 59; Don Robertson 47b, 212, 215; Harlie Moon 45t; David Light 274t, 340.

RECESS

David Roberson called the class to order leading song on page 268. Leaders: Eldagene Roberson 67, 457; Hershell King 75, 97; Elvin Guthrie 138b, 31t, 31b; Edis Guthrie 434, 99; Minilia Hudson 338; Billy Williams 147t, 339; Gennie Nelms 143, 354 (t? b?); Harlie Moon 30t, 30b.

LUNCH

David Roberson brought the afternoon session to order leading song on page 142. Leaders: Arvid Holmes 312b, 460; Elder J.L. Hopper 295, 187, 301; Wilda Holmes 571 (CB); Rhoda Norris 317b, 145 (t? b?); Corene White 171; Marie Guthrie 270, 112, 113; David Light 192, 176b; Ruth Burleson 147t, 143; Hershell King 235; Gennie Nelms 378t.

Elder J.L. Hopper spoke of attending the singing when he was younger and how important it is to help and support these singings to keep the traditions alive for the future.

Announcements were made. David Roberson led song on page 46 as the closing song. Elder J.L. Hopper offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—David Roberson; Vice Chairman—Edis Guthrie; Arranging Committee—Gennie Nelms; Secretary—Eldagene Roberson.