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Bear Creek Convention

Shady Grove Primitive Baptist Church, Winston County, Alabama

Saturday, August 25, 2007

The 109th 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 39b and 33b. The morning prayer was offered by Margaret Keeton.

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 47b; Corene White 146, 314; Roma Rice 297, 354b, 321; Azalee Adams 337, 34t, 317; Nellie Alexander 56t, 81t, 176b; Emily Jones 303, 179, 82t; Don Robertson 100, 101t, 56b.

RECESS

Travis Keeton called the class back to order leading 48t, 75, and 129. Leaders: Geraldine Strawbridge 569b, 276, 84; Faye Donaldson 168, 430, 138t; Clarence McCool 138b, 225t, 278t (in memory of Dick Mauldin); Stella Pratt 61, 68b, 137; Amber Davis 144, 391, 192.

LUNCH

The afternoon session began with Kermit Adams leading 182. Leaders: Dawson Adams 147t, 39t, 39b, 77t; Steve Adams 309, 401; Margaret Keeton 149, 347, 358 (in memory of Dick Mauldin); Corene White 379; Josie Hyde 329, 477; Don Robertson 151, 172; Geraldine Strawbridge 480, 481; Travis Keeton 499; Don Robertson 440.

Kermit Adams led 460 as the closing song. Stella Pratt offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

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