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Fayette County Convention

Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church, Fayette, Alabama

Sunday, August 2, 2009

The 110th 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. Lisa Geist called the class to order by leading 31b. 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 Chairman—Lisa Geist; Secretary—Brenda Robbins; Arranging Committee—Gravis Ballinger.

Leaders: Lisa Geist 546; Brenda Robbins 100, 313t; Wendell Rinehart 31t, 445; Linton Ballinger 35, 36b; Mike Hankins 471, 490; Brenda Merritt 203, 159; Buddy Ballinger 385t, 343; Wayne Baines 30t, 30b; Gravis Ballinger 112, 120.

RECESS

The class resumed singing with Lisa Geist leading 276. Leaders: Janet Litton 371, 373; Seth Poston 275b, 274t; Darrell Swarens 72b, 81t; Marlin Beasley 318, 278t; Travis Keeton 566, 179; Jackson Harcrow 428, 73t; Lomax Ballinger 430, 129; Eloise Wootten 208, 186; Danny Creel 182, 222; Amber Davis 212, 391.

RECESS

Chris Ballinger brought the class back together leading 270. Leaders: John Merritt 268; John Merritt and Seth Poston 358; Scott Ivey 131b, 474; Faye Donaldson 78, 229; Harrison Creel 512, 111b; Johnny Humber 389, 460; Kermit Adams 187, 426b; Henry Guthery 283, 456. Harrison Creel offered the blessing for the noon meal.

LUNCH

The afternoon session was called to order by Chris Ballinger leading 76b. Leaders: Susan Harcrow 411, 475; Marlon Wootten 441; Toney Smith 444; Toney Smith and David Ivey 413; Jayne Fulmer 454; Loyd Ivey 560, 34t; Sarah Smith 146, 72t; Andrew Farris 205, 503; Margaret Keeton 234; Emily Creel 472, 455; Ricky Harcrow 138b; Judy Caudle 286, 345b; Gary Smith 155, 66; David Ivey 527; Chug Beasley 235; Velton Chafin 488; Steve Adams 309, 101t; Betty Baccus 507, 396; John Stamps 100; Beth Ballinger 198, 442; Jack Pate 341.

Announcements were made. Chris Ballinger led 46 as the closing song. The closing prayer was offered by Buddy Ballinger, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Chris Ballinger; Vice Chairman—Lisa Geist; Secretary—Brenda Robbins