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New Providence Primitive Baptist Church

Ringgold, Louisiana

Saturday, September 5, 2009

The 3rd annual Sacred Harp singing convened at New Providence Primitive Baptist Church on the Saturday before the first Sunday in September. The morning session was called to order by Robert Vaughn at 10:00 a.m. leading 59 in the B. F. White Sacred Harp, Cooper Revision. The morning prayer was offered by Bro. Wordy Kent.

The following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Robert Vaughn; Secretary—Sonya Kirkham.

Leaders: Robert Vaughn 528b; Leon Ballinger 507b, 508 (?); Henry McGuire 300, 268; Tim McClain 47t,146; Peggy Ray 31t, 32t; Frank Walsh 437,162; Carole Watts 451, 40; Robert Vaughn 532.

RECESS

Robert Vaughn called the class back to order leading 63. Leaders: Joshua McClain 96,47b; Ron Ryan 515, 408; Joan Smith 395, 127; Sonya Kirkham 463, 44;Jacob McClain 282, 450; Mark Davis 54t, 154b; Odis Chapman 500, 572. Elder Joe Asbell closed the morning session with prayer and offered the blessing for the noon meal.

LUNCH

The book used in the afternoon session was The Sacred Harp, 1991 Edition. Robert Vaughn called the afternoon session back to order leading 35, 358. Leaders: Leon Ballinger 313b, 280; Henry McGuire 234, 569b; Tim McClain 235, 480; Peggy Ray 143, 63; Frank Walsh 354 (t? b?), 86; Joshua McClain 341, 62; Ron Ryan 350, 277; Sonya Kirkham 147b, 384; Carole Watts 496, 361; Odis Chapman 87, 111t; Jacob McClain 455, 61; Mark Davis 209, 155; Joe Asbell 45t, 49t; Leon Ballinger 424; Henry McGuire 490; Mark Davis 182; Ron Ryan 333; Tim McClain 46.

Following announcements, the closing prayer was offered by Tim McClain, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Robert Vaughn; Secretary—Sonya Kirkham