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Texas State Sacred Harp Convention

College Station, Texas

February 26-27, 2011

Saturday, February 26

The Texas State Convention was called to order by Sonny Erwin leading 31b. The opening prayer was offered by Sonny Huckaby.

Leaders: Sonny Erwin 441; Sarah Huckaby 475; Cheryl Foreman 171; Rick Foreman 107; Reed Coates 448b; Kevin Powell 86; Amanda Deardorff 148; Don Barker 354b; Michelle Rogan 455; Sonny Huckaby 74b; Amanda Bowles 99; Baron Powers 85; Jo Pendleton 59; Mike Hinton 456; Vivian Rogan 178; Scott Curran 500; Bruce Coates 503; Greg Bowles 332; Diane Ross 52t.

The following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Sonny Erwin; Vice Chairperson—Sarah Huckaby; Secretary/Treasurer—Cheryl Foreman.


The class was brought back together by Sonny Erwin and Sarah Huckaby leading 568. Leaders: Leon Ballinger 460; Riley Owen and Jackson Owen 278b; Silas Huckaby 388; Lindsey Wiggins 542; Tammy Powell 454; Gary Rogan 299; Liz Owen 208; Owen Ross 228; Beverly Coates 95; Kris Wiggins 286; Janie Short 384; Bill Giesenschlag 569b; Priscilla Wiggins 344; Billy Huckaby 198; Tollie Lee 551; Donald Ross 368; Chloe Webb 128; Gaylon Powell 377; Jeb Owen 294; Robert Vaughn 98; Cheryl Foreman and A&M students 63. Owen Ross offered the noon prayer.


The afternoon session was called to order by Sonny Erwin leading 391. Leaders: Ron Ryan 498; Olivia Powell 336; Tom Owen 426t; Michelle Rogan 564; Sonny Huckaby 168; Jo Pendleton 49b; Silas Huckaby 401; Mike Hinton 434; Riley Owen 274t; Sarah Huckaby 65; Kevin Powell 56b; Amanda Bowles 47b; Baron Powers 159; Amanda Deardorff 36b; Reed Coates 350; Chloe Webb 81t; Owen Ross 193; Vivian Rogan 163b; Tollie Lee 164.


The class was brought to order by Sarah Huckaby leading 565. Leaders: Bill Giesenschlag 40; Carol Watts and Charity Vaughn 319; Scott Curran 472; Lindsey Wiggins 183; Greg Bowles 39b; Kris Wiggins 522; Liz Owen 546; Billy Huckaby 39t; Priscilla Wiggins 365; Jeb Owen 278t; Robert Vaughn 360; Janie Short 480; Leon Ballinger and Kim Vaughn 490; Beverly Coates 353; Gaylon Powell 328; Diane Ross 430; Sonny Erwin 347.

The closing prayer was offered by Owen Ross, and the class was dismissed.

Sunday, February 27

The Sunday session of the Texas State Convention was called to order by Sonny Erwin leading 34b. The morning prayer was offered by Gaylon Powell.

Leaders: Sonny Erwin 501; Sarah Huckaby 76b; Cheryl Foreman 354t; Tom Owen 569t; Gary Rogan 318; Tammy Powell 189; Donald Ross 125; Catherine Rogan 460; Kevin Powell 300; Crystal Meadows 542; Bruce Coates 566; Olivia Powell 532; Mike Hinton 527; Beverly Coates 492; Leon Ballinger 195; Baron Powers 117; Amanda Deardorff 146; Charlie Soape 127; Diane Ross 209; Tollie Lee 285t (dedicated to Leland Owen); Riley Owen 353; Silas Huckaby 421.


Sarah Huckaby brought the class together leading 432. Leaders: Amanda Bowles 155; Reed Coates 129; Vivian Rogan 36t; Lindsey Wiggins 383; Josh Martin 86; Janie Short 507; Greg Bowles 67; Priscilla Wiggins 34t; Billy Huckaby 220; Michelle Rogan 196; Kris Wiggins 163t; Gaylon Powell 240.

A memorial lesson was held. Mike Hinton led 46 for the following sick and shut-ins: Jeff Sheppard, Lonnie Rogers, Dale Redmon, David Rousseau, Sue Harju, Leland Owen, Aaron Shirazi, Doug Webb, Susan Kerr, Linda Booker, and Thomas Robinson.

Beverly Coates led 48t for the following deceased: George Jones, Thomas Smith, Ada Fisher, and Edwin Reed—Texas; George Seiler—New York; Bob Meek—Kentucky. Prayer was offered by Tom Owen.

Leaders: Cheryl Foreman 351; Jeb Owen 440; Scott Curran 176b; Tammy Powell 142; Catherine Rogan 434; Donald Ross 567; Crystal Meadows 183; Josh Martin 171; Diane Ross 551; Leon Ballinger 313b. Gary Rogan offered the noon prayer.


Sonny Erwin opened the afternoon session by leading 204. Leaders: Tom Owen 316; Olivia Powell 198; Gayle Avant 72b; Gary Rogan 276; Bruce Coates 49b; Liz Owen 273; Don Barker 452; Kevin Powell 344; Vickie Cook 178; Baron Powers 447; Riley Owen 401; Silas Huckaby 388; Reed Coates 37b; Vivian Rogan 215; Amanda Bowles 186; Tollie Lee 348b; Michelle Rogan 203; Greg Bowles 38b; Janie Short 200; Charlie Soape 45t; Beverly Coates 448t; Billy Huckaby 400; Priscilla Wiggins 162; Sarah Huckaby 481; Kris Wiggins 82t; Gaylon Powell 442; Lindsay Wiggins 216; Mike Hinton 373; Jeb Owen 30b.

The officers led 62 as the closing song. Gaylon Powell offered a closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

During the afternoon session a business meeting was held. Sarah Huckaby was promoted to Chairman, Janie Short was elected Vice Chairman, and Cheryl Foreman was elected as Secretary/Treasurer. The Treasurer’s report was read and accepted.

Chairman—Sonny Erwin; Vice Chairperson—Sarah Huckaby; Secretary/Treasurer—Cheryl Foreman