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Houston Sacred Harp Singing Convention

Heights Church of Christ, Houston, Texas

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Due to unusually wintry weather in Houston, the Houston Heights singing began at 11:00 a.m. on the Saturday before the first Sunday in December. Evelyn Lamb called the class to order leading 59. Robert Vaughn offered the opening prayer.

Leaders: Evelyn Lamb 142; Leon Ballinger 203, 313b; Gaylon Powell 268t (CB), 53 (CB); Mel Rosenbaum 49t (CB), 49b (CB); Tammy Powell 454, 99; Barbara Smith 84, 131b; Robert Vaughn 196, 422t (CB); Larry Hall 171, 551; Evelyn Lamb 544 (CB), 239 (CB); John Morehead 168, 186; Chris Nicholson 558 (CB), 223 (CB); Linda Siemers 336t (CB), 107t (CB). Dr. Lynn Mitchell offered the blessing for the noon meal.

LUNCH

The afternoon session was called to order by Evelyn Lamb leading 273. Leaders: Evelyn Lamb 272; Emma Smith 163b, 385b; Wade Price 129, 192; Mary Price 282 (CB), 299 (CB); Carrie Allen 569b, 106; Megan Smith 481, 107; Leon Ballinger 507b (CB), 137 (CB); Gaylon Powell 293t (CB), 91 (CB); Mel Rosenbaum 47b, 38b; Tammy Powell 505 (CB), 559 (CB); Barbara Smith 81b, 189.

RECESS

Evelyn Lamb called the class back to order leading 101t. Leaders: Robert Vaughn 110 (CB), 357 (CB); John Morehead 480, 277; Chris Nicholson 566, 162; Crystal Meadows 399 (t? b?), 328; Larry Hall 151, 155; Linda Siemers 45t, 500 (CB); Emma Smith 300, 178; Wade Price 40, 127; Mary Price 348t (CB), 72 (CB); Carrie Allen 384, 145t; Megan Smith 344, 504; Gaylon Powell 301.

Evelyn Lamb led 48t as the closing song. Dr. Lynn Mitchell offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairperson—Evelyn Lamb; Secretary—Megan Smith