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Gum Pond Church

Morgan County, Alabama

September 22, 1996

The annual September Sacred Harp Singing held at Gum Pond Primitive Baptist Church was called to order by Arvid Holmes leading song number 39b. The morning prayer was offered by David Ivey. Arvid Holmes led song on page 40, and opened the floor for motions concerning the election of officers. Motion and second was accepted to retain the same officers: Chairman—Milford Cobbs; Vice Chairman—Arvid Holmes; Arranging Committee—Willard Hopper; Secretary—Judy Caudle. Leaders and selections were as follows: David Ivey 335, 480; Christine Leeth 127, 319; Eldagene Roberson 144,175; Steve Cobbs 285 (t? b?), 460, 490.

RECESS

The class was called back to order. Leaders and selections: David Roberson 384, 314; Elvin Guthrie 172, 73b, 398; Herbert Cobbs 405, 126, 56b; Stuart Ivey 300,182,186; Richard Ivey 58, 306, 452; Nancy, Jonathan and Brandon Thompson 354 (t? b?), 77t, 68b, 63. The class was dismissed for lunch. Prayer was led by Elder Elbert Barton.

LUNCH

The afternoon session resumed singing with the following leaders and selections: Marie Guthrie 222, 192, 380; Alta Self 334,143, 80b; Karen Ivey 48t, 390 (by request of Mrs. Mamie Buckelew); Genie Nelms 312b, 66, 517; Judy Caudle 569 (t? b?), 64; Allison Ivey 475, 134; Wilda Holmes “That Beautiful Land”, 295; Lessie Grant 406, 61; Susan Holmes and Jane Long 441, 340; Carol Newman 373, 204; J. L. Hopper 450, 291; Dan Hopper 451, 399t, 220; Athea Gibbs 47 (t? b?), 34t, 34b; Elbert Barton 31t. The class was dismissed for the day with prayer led by Elder Elbert Barton. We invite everyone to join us next year on the 4th Sunday in September, 1997 for another day of singing.

Chairman—Milford Cobbs; Vice Chairman—Arvid Holmes; Arranging Committee—Willard Hopper; Secretary—Judy Caudle.