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Bear Creek Convention

Shady Grove Primitive Baptist Church, Winston County, Alabama

Saturday, August 26, 2006

The 108th 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. Kermit Adams called the class to order by leading 33b. Richard Mauldin offered the morning prayer.

The class was organized with the following officers elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Kermit Adams; Vice Chairman—Travis Keeton; Secretary—Roma Rice; Arranging Committee—Margaret Keeton.

Leaders: Kermit Adams 46; Stella Pratt 155; Corene White 73t, 403; Wilton Donaldson 490; Betty Baccus 284, 168; Travis Keeton 348b, 480; Nellie Alexander 176t, Don Robertson 384, 172; Billy Williams 84, 445; Dawson Adams 77t, 39b; Lisa Geist 171, 344; Willodean Barton 145t, 274t.

RECESS

Travis Keeton called the class back to order by leading 129. Leaders: Roma Rice 45t, 63 (for John Hyde and Josie Hyde); Carolyn Thompson 471, 476; Clarence McCool 349, 203; Max Berueffy 546, 391; Glenn Keeton 122, 117; Elene Stovall 182, 187; Velton Chafin 45b, 487; Richard Mauldin and Dick Mauldin 358, 378t, 146.

LUNCH

Kermit Adams led 99 to bring the class back to order. Leaders: Billy Williams 154, 448b; Lisa Geist 276; Wilton Donaldson 229; Don Robertson 147b, 78; Corene White 379; Carolyn Thompson 426b; Clarence McCool 225t; Willodean Barton 44; Max Berueffy 34t (in memory of Howard Godsey); Elene Stovall 470; Glenn Keeton 410t; Betty Baccus 396; Richard Mauldin 43 (for John Hyde and Josie Hyde); Travis Keeton 142; Margaret Keeton 572; Dawson Adams 68b; Glenn Keeton 559 (CB).

Kermit Adams led 75 as the closing song. Richard Mauldin dismissed the class with prayer.

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