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Pratt-Woodard Memorial Singing

Houston Congregational Church, Houston, Winston County, Alabama

Saturday, October 23, 2010

The 3rd annual Pratt-Woodard Memorial Sacred Harp Singing was held at Houston Congregational Church on Saturday before the fourth Sunday in October. Richard Mauldin welcomed the class and called them to order by leading 36b. The morning prayer was offered by Glenn Keeton.

The class organized by electing or appointing the following officers: Chairman—Richard Mauldin; Vice Chairman—Henry Guthery; Secretary—Margaret Keeton; Arranging Committee—Josie Hyde.

Leaders: Richard Mauldin 358; Henry Guthery 546, 527; Travis Keeton 203, 340; Faye Donaldson 430, 78; Don Keeton 335, 399b; Stella Pratt, her daughter Hilda, her sister Ann, and her niece Pam 480, 487 (in memory of her father); Roma Rice 338, 384; Carolyn Thompson 500, 386; Glenn Keeton, Isabella Keeton, and Matthew Keeton 30t, 108t; Carol Wendt 37b, 37t; Margaret Keeton 276, 187.

RECESS

Richard Mauldin led 146 to call the class back together. Leaders: Carolyn Thompson and Allison Dabbs 47b, 45t; John Wendt 135, 110; Lisa Geist 171, 472; Larry Ballinger 154, 50b (in memory of Wilton and Ivalene Donaldson); Bea Carnathan 568, 496; Harrison Creel 111b, 498; Betty Baccus and Jackie Beard 101t, 329.

LUNCH

The afternoon session began with Henry Guthery leading 431 and 271t (for John Merritt). Leaders: Lena Keeton 270, 124 (in memory of John Hyde); Geraldine Sharpton 66, 542; Essie Hollingsworth 569b, 143; Don Keeton and Albert White 294; Richard Mauldin 339; John Wendt 354b; Travis Keeton 44, 179; Carolyn Thompson 397; Faye Donaldson 225t; Betty Baccus and Jackie Beard 454; Harrison Creel 512; Bea Carnathan 100; Richard Mauldin 378t (in memory of Dick Mauldin); Don Keeton 112.

After announcements, Richard Mauldin and Henry Guthery led 46 as the closing song. The closing prayer was offered by Don Keeton, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Richard Mauldin; Vice Chairman—Henry Guthery; Secretary—Margaret Keeton