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Brazos River Singing
(Cooper Book and White Book)

Martin Luther Lutheran Church, Carmine, Texas

Saturday, April 4, 2009

The 18th 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 to order leading 283t. Morris Nelms offered opening prayer.

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

Leaders: Gaylon Powell 101t; Crystal Meadows 61, 276; Tammy Powell 138t, 171; Morris Nelms 37t (WB), 27 (WB); Amy Denison 46t (WB), 36b (WB); Richard Ivey 157 (WB), 272 (WB); Evelyn Lamb 522 (WB), 522; Leon Ballinger 264b, 195; Jo Pendleton 59, 72; Kevin Powell 540 (WB), 300 (WB); Scott Curran 35, 112; Olivia Powell 331t (WB), 142.

RECESS

Crystal Meadows called the class back to order leading 32t. Leaders: Crystal Meadows 168; Morris Nelms 436b, 222 (WB); Linda Flynn 508; Beverly Nelms 563, 463; Richard Ivey 207 (WB), 213t (WB); Evelyn Lamb 67 (WB), 217 (WB); Leon Ballenger 216 (WB), 269 (WB); Jo Pendleton 450, 348t; Kevin Powell 543, 77t; Scott Curran 442 (WB), 373 (WB). Richard Ivey offered the noon prayer.

LUNCH

Gaylon Powell called the class back to order leading 348 (WB) Leaders: Gaylon Powell 526 (WB); Olivia Powell 440b, 189; Amy Denison 343, 288; Richard Ivey 187 (WB), 378 (WB); Scott Curran 186 (WB), 444t; Evelyn Lamb 198, 192; Kevin Powell 47t, 47b; Leon Ballinger 424, 507b; Jo Pendleton 293b, 371; Crystal Meadows 106, 183 (WB); Olivia Powell 478b (WB), 384; Tammy Powell 558, 295. Announcements of upcoming singings were made.

RECESS

Gaylon Powell called the class back to order leading 499t (WB). Leaders: Gaylon Powell 268; Amy Denison 49t, 45t; Richard Ivey 297 (WB); Scott Curran 319 (WB), 274t (WB); Evelyn Lamb 293b (WB), 48t (WB); Kevin Powell 200, 201; Leon Ballinger 172, 470; Jo Pendleton 76b, 31b; Crystal Meadows 567, 182; Olivia Powell 120, 290.

Gaylon Powell led 323t for the closing song. Kevin Powell offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Gaylon Powell; Vice Chairman—Crystal Meadows; Secretary—Tammy Powell