Minutes of Sacred Harp Singings

Find in all years, or only checked years:



Or, view 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 or all years.

Song use statistics are also available.


Fayette County Convention

Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church, Fayette, Alabama

Sunday, August 5, 2007

The 108th session of the Fayette County Sacred Harp Singing Convention was held at Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church near Fayette, Alabama, on the first Sunday in August. Gravis Ballinger called the class to order leading 36b. Buddy Ballinger offered the morning prayer.

Following welcoming comments, the class organized with the following officers elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Chris Ballinger; Vice Chairperson—Lisa Geist; Secretary—Amanda Ballinger; Arranging Committee—Linton Ballinger and Leslie Brady.

Leaders: Chris Ballinger 63, 84; Linton Ballinger 144, 142; Amanda Ballinger 143, 155; Lomax Ballinger 67, 312b; Emily Creel 336, 454; Jimmy Ballinger 68b, 565; Ray Tate and Danny Creel 384, 343; Leslie Brady 31b, 101t; Albert Humber 405, 108t; Ken Tate 73b, 35; Brenda Robbins 217, 100; Wayne Bain 340, 480.

RECESS

The class was called back together by Beth O’Dell leading 186 and 300. Leaders: Matthew Cook 222, 294; Anna Litton and Janet Litton 212, 200; Case O’Dell and Jarrod Litton 30t, 40; Danny Creel 106, 383; Emily West 46, 120; Kermit Adams 205, 78.

RECESS

The class was called back to order by Lisa Geist leading 304 and 377. Leaders: Travis Keeton 475, 112; Annie Lou Price 298, 299; Harrison Creel 498, 530; Sarah Smith 290, 288; Steve Adams and Lisa Geist 309, 401; Buddy Ballinger 274t, 354b; Ken Tate 53.

LUNCH

Chris Ballinger called the afternoon session to order leading 350. Leaders: Teresa Hope 477, 371; Leon Ballinger 137, 424; Faye Donaldson 129, 176b; Clarence McCool 203, 349; Josie Hyde 276, 224; David Ivey 327, 402; Elene Stovall 316, 189; Toney Smith 89, 227; Billy Williams 334, 310; Betty Baccus 456, 448b; Edwin Ballinger 339; Tim Cook 101b, 52b; Gary Smith 503, 225t; Max Berueffy 234, 88t; Janet Litton 171, 216; Johnny Humber 384; Earl Ballinger 56t, 103; Larry Ballinger 528, 394; David Ivey 150.

Announcements were made. Beth O’Dell, Amelia O’Dell, Joy Litton, and Chris Ballinger led 45t as the closing song. Leon Ballinger offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Chris Ballinger; Vice Chairperson—Lisa Geist; Secretary—Amanda Ballinger