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Bear Creek Convention

Shady Grove Primitive Baptist Church, Winston County, Alabama

Saturday, August 24, 2002

The one hundred-fourth 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 Kermit Adams leading song on page 43. Dawson Adams 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 37b; Emily Jones 39t, 73t, 471; Dawson Adams 61, 77t; Julie Poston 274t, 421; Don Robertson 100, 101t, 28b; Azilee Adams 337, 34t, 285t; Cecil Wakefield 153, 157, 480.

RECESS

Travis Keeton called the class back together leading songs on pages 490, 388, 56t, and 288. Leaders: Carla Morris 183, 145b, 145t; Cecil Sanders and Winell Sanders 123t, 111b; Faye Donaldson 406, 59, 108t; Margaret Keeton 297, 129, 97; Roxie Keeton 498, 349; John Hyde 179, 124, 63.

LUNCH

Kermit Adams called the afternoon session to order and led songs on pages 98 and 78. Leaders: Chris Bell 53, 358, 85; Vernice Phillips 155, 112; Jayne Fulmer 203, 217, 454; Roma Rice 343b, 475, 225t; Josie Hyde 546, 104, 47t; Dawson Adams 68b, 147t; Don Robertson 100, 212; Chris Rice 72b, 384; Pernie Pelfrey 74b, 312b, 67; Carla Morris 143; the class 317, 321 (in memory of Howard Godsey), 426t (for Rose Altha Taylor who is in the nursing home); Don Robertson 428; Travis Keeton 544; Kermit Adams 387.

Announcements were made. Kermit Adams led song on page 146 as the closing song. Chris Bell offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

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