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Coker Sacred Harp Singing Convention

Coker United Methodist Church, San Antonio, Texas

July 24-25, 2010

Saturday, July 24

The 3rd annual Coker Sacred Harp Singing Convention held at the Coker United Methodist Church in San Antonio, Texas, was called to order by Mike Hinton leading 147t. After welcoming remarks, Mike asked Gaylon Powell to offer the opening prayer.

Leaders: Tammy Powell 503; Gaylon Powell 564; Tom Owen 534; Billy Huckaby 198; Liz Owen 377; Priscilla Wiggins 176b; Zach Rogan 224; Robert Vaughn 505; Vivian Rogan 142; David Wright 57; Steve Helwig 350 (for Claire Singleton and family); Bill Caldwell 228; Jeb Owen 475; Sarah Huckaby 500; Lindsey Wiggins 349; Cassie Allen 419; Kristie Harju 203; Jackson Owen 401; Jonathan Pendleton 354b.

RECESS

Janie Short called the class back together leading 128. Leaders: Dave Collett 347; Gary Rogan 276; Riley Owen 278b; Vickie Cook 63; Silas Huckaby 146; Ramona Aarsvold and Nicholas Aarsvold 270; Chris Nicholson 569b; Beverly Coates 546; Morris Nelms 28t; Reed Coates 139; Kevin Powell 383; Ron Ryan 68b; Kris Wiggins 163t; Crystal Meadows 442; Bill Bailey 229; Mark Robeck 178; Linda Booker 490.

A business meeting was held and the following officers were elected: Chairman—Mike Hinton; Vice Chairman—Janie Short; Secretary—Tammy Powell; Chaplin—Gaylon Powell; Memorial Committee—Bill Caldwell and Lindsey Wiggins. Gaylon Powell offered the noon prayer.

LUNCH

Mike Hinton called the class back together for the afternoon session leading 452. Leaders: Olivia Powell 182; Leon Ballinger 183; Jo Pendleton 479; Chloe Webb 86; Scott Curran 472; Bruce Coates 400; Becca Short and Priscilla Wiggins 312b; Curtis Owen 441; Mike Hinton and church volunteers 456; Tom Owen 250; Billy Huckaby 208; Zach Rogan 384; Sarah Huckaby 74b; Liz Owen 455; Robert Vaughn 56b; Reed Coates 67; Vivian Rogan 32t.

RECESS

Kris Wiggins called the class back to order by leading 171. Leaders: Jeb Owen 426 (t? b?); Jo Pendleton and Jonathan Pendleton 299; Silas Huckaby 401; Ramona Aarsvold and Nicholas Aarsvold 72b; Gary Rogan 209; Chris Nicholson 34b; Beverly Nelms and Morris Nelms 39t; Steve Helwig 302; David Wright 216; Bill Caldwell 240; Cassie Allen 167; Kristie Harju 110; Janie Short 480; Crystal Meadows 328; Bill Bailey 148; Scott Curran 504; Kevin Powell 29t; Bruce Coates 566; Olivia Powell 532; Leon Ballinger 120; Gaylon Powell 542.

Mike Hinton, Janie Short, Tammy Powell, and Gaylon Powell led 330b as the closing song. Gaylon offered the closing prayer.

Sunday, July 25

The Sunday session of the Coker Sacred Harp Singing Convention was brought to order by Janie Short leading 59. Gaylon Powell offered the opening prayer.

Leaders: Gaylon Powell 49t; Beverly Coates 283; Linda Booker 288; Paul Bailie 49b; Michelle Rogan 215; Bruce Coates 73b; Scott Curran 34t; Bill Bailey 34b; Jo Pendleton 448b; Kristie Harju 475; Chloe Webb 35; Tammy Powell 454; Steve Helwig 311; Bill Caldwell 212; David Wright 309; Lindsey Wiggins 304; Vickie Cook 282; Crystal Meadows 200.

RECESS

Mike Hinton brought the class back together leading 66. Leaders: Kevin Powell 107; Kris Wiggins 528; Leon Ballinger 195; Cassie Allen 137; Olivia Powell 146; Priscilla Wiggins 365; Scott Curran 460; Gaylon Powell 498; Beverly Coates 344; Linda Booker 143; Paul Bailie 178; Michelle Rogan 47b; Bruce Coates 313b; Bill Bailey 72b; Jo Pendleton 163b; Chloe Webb 512.

The memorial lesson was conducted by Bill Caldwell and Lindsey Wiggins leading 56b for the following sick and shut-ins: George Seiler, Lonnie Rogers, Walter Hartley, Marvin Holcomb, Leland Owen, Doris Hanks, and Cathryn Bearov.

Bill Caldwell and Lindsey Wiggins led 285t in memory of the following deceased: Myra Palmer, Margie Russell, Ada Fisher—Texas; Jerry Enright—Illinois; Margaret Fotheringham Wheeler—England; Japeth Jackson—Alabama. Gaylon Powell closed the memorial lesson with prayer.

Leaders: Cassie Allen 30b; Kristie Harju 73t; Vickie Cook 430; Steve Helwig 411; David Wright 396; Crystal Meadows 168. Gaylon Powell offered the noon prayer.

LUNCH

The afternoon session was brought to order by Gaylon Powell leading 82t. Leaders: Leon Ballinger 269; Olivia Powell 277; Kris Wiggins 192; Kevin Powell 565; Priscilla Wiggins 47t; Becca Short 63; Dan Brittain 399b; Bill Caldwell 497; Lindsey Wiggins 131t; Barbara Galloway and Mike Hinton 318; Jonathan Pendleton 97; Janie Short 551; Tammy Powell 189; Scott Curran 362; Crystal Meadows 481; Beverly Coates 448t; Steve Helwig 376; David Wright 74t; Bill Caldwell 99; Dave Collett 347; Dan Brittain 193; Bill Bailey 410t; Paul Bailie 46; Michelle Rogan 39t; Kris Wiggins and Priscilla Wiggins 300; Janie Short, Lavern Hinton, and Kambi Deuel 569b; Kevin Powell and Olivia Powell 327; Gaylon Powell and Kristie Harju 438.

Announcements were made. Mike Hinton, Janie Short, Tammy Powell, and Gaylon Powell led 62 as the closing song. Gaylon offered the closing prayer.

Chairman—Mike Hinton; Vice Chairman—Janie Short; Secretary—Tammy Powell