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Mt. Oak Methodist Church

Six miles northwest of Arab, Alabama

July 20, 1996

The annual Sacred Harp singing held on Saturday before the third Sunday in July was called to order by Hershell King leading song on page 59. The morning prayer was led by Leonard Hayes. The class organized by electing the following officers: Chairman—Hershell King; Vice Chairman—David Light; Secretary—Lolette King; Arranging Committee—Willard Hopper. Leaders: Hershell King 34 (t? b?); David Light 300, 176b, 192; Carmon Brothers 445b, “That Beautiful Land”, 222, 137; Milton Oliver 321, 64; Eldagene Roberson 144, 215; Imogene Nelms 66, 42, 441; Dan Hopper 56 (t? b?), 74b, 399 (t? b?); Bud Oliver 30 (t? b?), 145b.

RECESS

Leaders: Wilda Holmes 384, 44; Arvid Holmes 46, 460; Milford Cobbs 143, 127, 323b; Nancy Thompson 77 (t? b?), 106; J. L. Hopper 322, 310, 163 (t? b?); Adrianne Bonham (TX) and Mary Lamb (GA) 59, 45t, 40; David Ivey 107, 160b; Marie Guthrie 113, 389; Rhoda Norris 498, 187; Hershell King 340, 97.

LUNCH

David Light called the class to order leading songs on pages 274 (t? b?) and 110. Leaders: Ramona Light 189, 172; Eurilla Woods and Ramona Light 288, 87, 62; Sandra Light 119, 354 (t? b?); Judy Caudle 147 (t? b?), 448 (t? b?), 403, 304; Adrianne Bonham and Mary Lamb 358; Dan Hopper 388, 85, 149; David Ivey 329, 56b; Judy Caudle 84; David Light and Ramona Light 441; David Light 200. Hershell King led song on page 146 as the closing song. The class was dismissed with prayer by Oliver Rutledge.

Chairman—Hershell King; Vice Chairman—David Light; Secretary—Lolette King.