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Houston Heights Annual Singing

Heights Church of Christ, Houston, Texas

Saturday, December 3, 2005

The second Houston Heights Annual Singing was held on Saturday before the first Sunday in December at the Heights Church of Christ in Houston, Texas.

Chairlady Crystal Meadows brought the class to order, welcomed everyone, and led 59. Dr. Lynn Mitchell offered the morning prayer.

Leaders: Crystal Meadows 45t; Gaylon Powell 317, 67; Kevin Powell 163t, 163b; Joshua Martin 448t, 448b; Kris Wiggens 99 (CB), 505 (CB); Frank Price 571 (CB), 135 (CB): Wade Price 84 (CB), 497 (CB); Barbara Newell 147t, 84: Amanda Blevins 148, 168; Robert Vaughn 479 (CB), 477 (CB); Crystal Meadows 133 (CB), 171 (CB).

RECESS

Crystal Meadows bought the class together leading 507b (CB). Leaders: Evelyn Lamb 146, 159; Gaylon Powell 81b, 223; Kevin Powell 442, 300; Joshua Martin 107, 178; Kris Wiggens 384, 143; Frank Price 127, 43; Wade Price 40 (CB), 192 (CB); Barbara Newell 49b (CB), 128 (CB); Amanda Blevins 573 (CB), 270 (CB); Robert Vaughn 269 (CB), 468 (CB). Dr. Lynn Mitchell offered the lunch prayer.

LUNCH

Crystal Meadows brought the afternoon session together leading 186. “Happy Birthday” was sung for Charlotte Powell. Dr. Lynn Mitchell gave a short talk about the history of shape note singing.

Leaders: Crystal Meadows 383; Larry Hall 86, 276; Evelyn Lamb 47b, 277; Gaylon Powell 98 (CB), 225 (CB); Kevin Powell 306 (CB), 68t (CB); Kris Wiggens 522, 318; Wade Price 189 (CB), 155 (CB); Barbara Newell 63 (CB), 49t (CB); Amanda Blevins 358, 480; Joshua Martin 112, 74b; Robert Vaughn 432, 569b; Crystal Meadows 218, 105; Larry Hall 268; Gaylon Powell 244 (CB); Kevin Powell 273; Joshua Martin 38t; Kris Wiggens 574 (CB); Wade Price 522 (CB); Amanda Blevins 559 (CB); Barbara Newell 288 (CB).

Crystal Meadows led 52t (CB) as the closing song. Dr. Lynn Mitchell offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairlady—Crystal Meadows; Secretary—Barbara Newell.