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Southeast Texas Sacred Harp Singing

Fellowship Primitive Baptist Church, Madisonville, Texas

Saturday, April 9, 2005

The second annual Southeast Texas Sacred Harp Singing was held at Fellowship Primitive Baptist Church in Madisonville, Texas on Saturday before the second Sunday in April. Chairman Amada Blevins brought the class to order, welcomed everyone, and led 59. Tom Owen offered the opening prayer.

A business meeting was held with the following officers elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Kevin Powell; Vice Chairman—Crystal Visco; Secretary—Barbara Newell.

Leaders: Kevin Powell 178; Crystal Visco 146, 276; Katie Moseley 171, 39t; Barbara Newell 84, 479; Mike Moseley 338, 139; Leon Ballinger 142, 99; Beverly Coates 35, 475; Gaylon Powell 498, 542; Sarah Huckaby 205, 208; Tom Owen 345t, 299; Cissy Moseley 346, 200; Burl Russell 164, 418; Liz Owen 472, 29t.

RECESS

The class was called back together by Kevin Powell leading 201. Leaders: Charles Whitmer 147t, 408; Linda Booker 47b, 490; Bruce Rye 76b, 163b; Amanda Blevins 148, 168; Chris Adams 61, 288; Scott Curran 318, 448t; Alexa Gilmore 430, 270; Bruce Coates 503, 49t. Elder Anthony Blevins offered prayer for the noon meal.

LUNCH

The class was called back to order for the afternoon session by Crystal Visco leading 128. Leaders: Anthony Blevins 47t, 36b; Melanie Parker and Olivia Powell 274t, 198; Aaron Collier 45t, 49b; Anne Moseley 341, 566; Joshua McClain 179, 146; Tim McClain 143, 480; Kevin Powell 163t; Amanda Blevins 277; Crystal Visco 373; Katie Moseley 186; Mike Moseley 306; Leon Ballinger 313b; Beverly Coates 454; Gaylon Powell 434; Sarah Huckaby 383; Tom Owen 491; Charles Whitmer 569b; Linda Booker 354b; Bruce Rye 300; Chris Adams 58; Scott Curran 460; Alexa Gilmore 68b; Bruce Coates 535; Aaron Collier 159; Anne Moseley 129; Joshua McClain 282; Tim McClain 31t; Cissy Moseley 532; Kay Martin 267; Barbara Newell 72b.

The Southeast Texas Sacred Harp Singing will be held next year on Saturday before the second Sunday in April, April 8, 2006.

Kevin Powell led 62 as the closing song. Elder Bill Moseley offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Kevin Powell; Vice Chairman—Crystal Visco; Secretary—Barbara Newell.