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Brazos River Singing (Cooper Book)

Martin Luther Lutheran Church, Carmine, Texas

Saturday, April 5, 2008

The 17th annual Brazos River Singing was held in the Martin Luther Lutheran Church, Carmine, Texas, on Saturday before the first Sunday in April. Gaylon Powell called the class together leading 558. Mel Rosenbaum offered the opening prayer.

Leaders: Gaylon Powell 567; Amy Denison 199, 507b; Crystal Meadows 47t, 276; Leon Ballinger 87, 110; Larry Hall 385t, 113; Kirby Preston 112, 38t; Dick Steil 70t, 68t; Ines Luettgen 46, 217; Tammy Powell 142, 138t; Crystal Meadows 31t, 99; Amy Denison 398t, 513t.

A business session was held with the following officers elected: Chairman—Gaylon Powell; Vice Chairman—Amy Denison; Secretary—Tammy Powell.

RECESS

Gaylon Powell called the class back to order leading 123t and 346. Leaders: Leon Ballinger 282, 280; Mel Rosenbaum 336t, 386; Larry Hall 29t, 477; Kirby Preston 78, 55; Dick Steil 268t, 143; Ines Luettgen 419, 319; Tammy Powell 478, 222. Dick Steil offered the prayer for the noon meal.

LUNCH

Gaylon Powell called the afternoon session to order leading 45t and 438b. Leaders: Crystal Meadows 159, 168; Amy Denison 131t, 131b; Leon Ballinger 203; 463; Mel Rosenbaum 511t, 63; Larry Hall 162, 239; Kirby Preston 52t, 53; Dick Steil 485, 574; Ines Luettgen 100, 505; Tammy Powell 132, 128.

RECESS

Gaylon Powell called the class back together leading 372 and 244. Leaders: Crystal Meadows 184b, 21; Amy Denson 339, 411; Mel Rosenbaum 155, 264b; Larry Hall 300, 293b; Kirby Preston 36b, 401; Dick Steil 49t, 235; Ines Luettgen 183, 516; Tammy Powell 559, 137.

Announcements were made. Gaylon Powell led 95b as the closing song. Kirby Preston offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Gaylon Powell; Vice Chairman—Amy Denison; Secretary—Tammy Powell