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Little Vine Primitive Baptist Church

Empire, Walker County, Alabama

Sunday, June 19, 2011

The annual Sacred Harp singing was held at Little Vine Primitive Baptist Church on the third Sunday in June. Danny Creel led 39t, 37b, and then offered prayer. After welcoming the singers, he led 36b and 34t.

The following officers were elected to serve: Chairman—Danny Creel; Vice Chairman—Harrison Creel; Secretary—Emily Burleson; Arranging Committee—Ann Jett.

Leaders: Ginnie Ely 34b, 313t, 540; Yancey Jett 81t, 82t, 101t, 127, 144; Emily Burleson 163b, 187, 56b; Cyn Adams 30t, 146, 480; Kathy Robinson 546, 192, 203, 142; Ann Jett 143, 319, 136; Mark Davis 392, 224, 209.

RECESS

Danny Creel led 312b to call the class back to order. Leaders: Sylvia Childers 59, 294; Ken Tate 86, 201, 373; Kathleen Robbins 436; Wendy Boggan 119, 63, 358; Julianna Jett 99, 108b, 410t.

LUNCH

The class resumed singing with Emily Burleson leading 222. Leaders: Velton Chafin 68b (for Johnnie Chafin), 75, 76t; Brenda Chafin 74b, 48t, 97; Butch White 326, 77t, 30b; Ann Jett, Yancey Jett, Harrison Creel, and Julianna Jett 512; Harrison Creel 342, 111b, 340, 275t; Kathy Robinson 454; Kathy Robinson and Kathleen Robbins 442; Emily Burleson 565, 178; Ken Tate 271t, 147t; Yancey Jett 172, 440; Mark Davis 137, 530; Julianna Jett 33b; Julianna Jett and Yancey Jett 89; Ann Jett 269 (in memory of Billy Williams).

Announcements were made, including the decision by the hosts of the singing to discontinue the Father’s Day singing in the future. Danny Creel led 323t as the closing song, and offered the closing prayer.

Chairman—Danny Creel; Vice Chairman—Harrison Creel; Secretary—Emily Burleson