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New Canaan Baptist Church

Sipsey (Walker County), Alabama

May 19, 1996

The annual Sacred Harp singing held at New Canaan Baptist Church on the third Sunday in May was called to order by Cecil Sanders leading song on page 30t. Prayer was led by Harrison Creel. Cecil Sanders led songs on pages 59 and 123t. The class was organized with the following officers elected: Chairman—Cecil Sanders; Arranging Committee—Edith Tate; Secretary—Willodean Barton. Cecil Sanders led song on page 63. Leaders: Lora Cargo 124, 39b, 39t; Gene Wakefield 100, 101t; Ann Jett 56t, 146, 399b; Gennie Nelms 480, 155, 141t; Cassie Franklin 348b, 569b, 546.

RECESS

Edith Tate called the class back together leading songs on pages 37b and 73t. Leaders: Lena Keeton 290, 122, 482; Wanda Capps 142, 36b; Eron White 300, 168; Marie Guthrie 89, 389; Tressie Adkins 217, 78, 298; Keterina Sanders 460, 454; Cindy Franklin 294, 358, 475, 143; Harrison Creel 111b, 490. The pastor of the church welcomed each and everyone.

LUNCH

Cecil Sanders called the class back leading song on page 124. Leaders: Corene White 126, 544b; Larry Ballinger 98, 90; Willodean Barton 145t, 135; Lora Cargo 145b, 274t; Tressie Adkins 72t, 119, 72b, 141; Gertrude Woods 97, 108t, 108b; Gene Wakefield 109, 136; Eron White 111t; Gennie Nelms 45t. The class was dismissed in prayer by Lora Cargo.

Chairman—Cecil Sanders; Secretary—Willodean Barton.