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New Providence Primitive Baptist Church

Ringgold, Louisiana

Saturday, September 3, 2011

The 5th annual Sacred Harp singing convened at New Providence Primitive Baptist Church, Ringgold, Louisiana, on Saturday before the first Sunday in September. The morning session was called to order by Robert Vaughn at 10:00 a.m. leading 31t (CB). The morning prayer was offered by Tim McClain.

The following officers were appointed to serve: Chairman—Robert Vaughn; Secretary—Sonya Kirkham.

The morning session song selections were from the B. F. White Sacred Harp, Cooper Revision. Leaders: Robert Vaughn 559 (?); Carol Watts 503, 563 (?); Charity Vaughn 115, 489; Peggy Ray 64, 507b; Jackson Powers 29t, 36t; Sonya Kirkham 505, 475; Kyle Hearn 268t, 383; Kristie Powell 392, 138t; Gaylon Powell 432, 566.

RECESS

Robert Vaughn called the class back to order leading 409. Leaders: Baron

Powers 335, 81 (t? b?); Tim McClain 508 (?), 45t; Joshua McClain 59, 146; Henry McGuire 574, 199 (?); Charlie Soape 127, 72 (t? b?); Joan Smith 395b, 47b; Nancy Hunter 573, 301. The noon blessing was offered by Robert Vaughn.

LUNCH

In the afternoon session, song selections were from The Sacred Harp, 1991 Edition. Robert Vaughn called the class to order leading 49t. Leaders: Sherri Vaughn 282, 39b; Carol Watts 40, 344; Charity Vaughn 112, 212; Peggy Ray 143, 63; Jackson Powers 113, 90; Sonya Kirkham 49b, 99; Kyle Hearn 268, 299; Kristie Powell 448b, 448t; Gaylon Powell 142, 236; Baron Powers 79, 85; Tim McClain 318, 480. Announcements were made.

RECESS

The class was called back to order by Robert Vaughn leading “Cool Springs” for the McClain family. Leaders: Josh McClain 47t, 128; Henry McGuire 455, 66; Charlie Soape 44, 277; Joan Smith 100, 38b; Nancy Hunter 472, 159; Jacob McClain 535, 135; Sherri Vaughn 571(CB); Jacob McClain and Kayla Deen 312b.

Robert Vaughn led 323t as the closing song. The closing prayer was offered by Bro. Wordy Kent.

Chairman—Robert Vaughn; Secretary—Sonya Kirkham