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Spring Sacred Harp Singing

New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary

April 23, 1996

The singing was opened by Harry Eskew leading song on page 49t. Jim Fields offered the opening prayer and led song on page 72b. Officers for the evening were appointed: Chairman—Nancy Cleveland; Secretary Nancy Van Den Akker. Leaders: Wallace McKenzie 40; Nancy Van Den Akker 523b; Nancy Cleveland 80t; Jared Prewitt 133; Rick McLain 38b; Barry Aymond 128. Jim Fields gave a brief lesson on leading. Leaders: Melissa Goldsmith 45t; Alicia Farnham 159. Harry Eskew made some announcements, and discussion was held on the proposed date for the Louisiana State Convention this year. A decision was made to move the singing back one week from what had been decided, to the Saturday before the last Sunday in October. Singing continued, and leaders called were: Karl J. Lieck 155; Coleene Ennis 186; Shelvin Lamb 314; Virginia Fields 354 (t? b?); Nancy Cleveland 268; Harry Eskew 361; Elizabeth Muhleisen 503b; Charles Franklin 567; Wanda Gregg 63. Wallace McKenzie led song on page 62 for the closing song.

Registered attendance—26; Collection for expenses—$40.

Chairman—Nancy Cleveland; Secretary—Nancy Van Den Akker.