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Winston County Convention

Shady Grove Primitive Baptist Church, Double Springs, Alabama

September 23, 2001

The Winston County Sacred Harp Singing Convention was held at the Shady Grove Primitive Baptist Church in Double Springs, Alabama on the fourth Sunday in September.

The class was called to order by Kermit Adams who welcomed everyone and led song on page 59. Harrison Creel offered the morning prayer.

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

Leaders: Dawson Adams 39t, 48t; A.A. Malone 34t, 68b; Cora White 73t, 146; Doyce Bailey 147t, 143; Stella Pratt 63, 452; L.E. Hannah 498, 147b; Wilton Donaldson 565, 285t; Roma Rice 225t, 313t.

RECESS

The class was called back to order by Dawson Adams leading song on page 147t (for his wife, Edith). Leaders: John Hyde 37b, 75; Ivalene Donaldson 56t, 343; Clarence McCool 77t, 569b; Faye Donaldson 371, 270; Beatrice Brewer 112, 460, 298; Julia Poston 421; Ken Tate 74b, 76b, 480; Margaret Keeton 85, 349.

LUNCH

The class resumed singing with Travis Keeton leading songs on pages 42 (in memory of Arnold Moore who passed away this week) and 57.

Leaders: Willodean Barton 318, 274t; Lee Starnes 111b, 448b; Lucy Heidorn 33b, 335; Harrison Creel 317, 512; Lena Keeton 482, 546, 475 (by request); Edith Tate 389, 532; Emily Jones 503, 288; Azilee Adams 337, 67; Josie Hyde 294 (by request), 43.

Albert White sang solo “Fifty Miles of Elbow Room”, and a patriotic song written by Elton Britt, “There’s a Star Spangled Banner Waving Somewhere” which was very appropriate at this time in our lives.

Dawson Adams and Travis Keeton asked for the announcements, and then led song on page 129 for the closing song. The class was dismissed with prayer led by Harrison Creel.

After the singing, several members of the class went to the Hendrix Health Care Facility to sing a few songs for Rose Altha Taylor, Milford Watts, and Bernice Watts who are residents there.

Chairman—Dawson Adams; Vice Chairman—Travis Keeton; Secretary—Lena Keeton.