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Bear Creek Convention

Shady Grove Primitive Baptist Church, Winston County, Alabama

Saturday, August 25, 2001

The one hundred-third 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 37b and 61. Cecil Wakefield offered the morning prayer.

The class organized for the day with the following officers elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Kermit Adams; Vice Chairman—Travis Keeton; Secretary—Roma Rice; Arranging Committee—Chris Rice.

Leaders: Kermit Adams 47t, 47b; Cecil Wakefield 480, 208, 282; Roma Rice 452b, 36b, 297; Julie Poston 274t, 421, 83t; Clarence McCool 225t, 569t, 68b; Roxie Keeton 349, 498.

RECESS

Travis Keeton called the class back to order leading songs on pages 89 and 75. Leaders: Lorene Gray 410b, 74t, 74b; Margaret Keeton 29t, 42, 129; Vernice Phillips 155, 40; Ida Lee Starnes 30t, 111b, 448b; Dawson Adams 147t, 77t, 39b; Chris Rice 384.

LUNCH

Kermit Adams called the class back to order leading song on page 99. Leaders: Chris Rice 34t, 63; Milford Watts 75, 277, 460; Travis Keeton 378b; Margaret Keeton 322; Roma Rice 45t; Vernice Phillips 112; Cecil Wakefield 144, 145b; Clarence McCool 111t; Ida Lee Starnes 426t; Dawson Adams 39t, 43; John Hyde 73t; Pernie Pelfrey 147t, 67; Kermit Adams 44, 45b.

Kermit Adams led song on page 37b as the closing song. Milford Watts dismissed the class with prayer.

Chairman—Kermit Adams; Vice Chairman—Travis Keeton; Secretary—Roma Rice.