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Brazos River Singing (Cooper Book)

Martin Luther Lutheran Church, Carmine, Texas

Saturday, March 31, 2012

The 21st annual Brazos River Singing was held in the Martin Luther Lutheran Church, Carmine, Texas, on Saturday before the first Sunday in April. Gaylon Powell called the class to order leading 59b. Leon Ballinger offered the opening prayer.

A business session was held with the following officers elected: Chairman—Gaylon Powell; Vice Chairman—Beverly Coates; Secretary—Tammy Powell.

Leaders: Gaylon Powell 441; Beverly Coates 52t, 27b; Tammy Powell 138t, 553; Bruce Coates 558, 336t; Carter Cook 142, 268t; Kristie Powell 268b, 380t; Ben Copenhaver 269, 542; Vickie Cook 49b, 335; Andrea Gaines 122, 45t; Leon Ballinger 383, 384; Janie Short 465, 559.

RECESS

Beverly Coates called the class back to order leading 330t. Leaders: Charity Vaughn 330b, 140; Crystal Meadows 416t, 300; Robert Vaughn 444b, 445t; Carole Watts 40, 343; Gaylon Powell 486, 47b; Beverly Coates 341 (in memory of Leland Owen), 155; Bruce Coates 129, 440b; Carter Cook 63, 217; Kristie Powell 442t, 379. Kirby Presley offered the noon prayer.

LUNCH

Gaylon Powell called the class back to order by leading 432. Leaders: Tammy Powell 470, 192; Andrea Gaines 505, 87; Ben Copenhaver 161, 564; Leon Ballinger 507b, 508; Crystal Meadows 67, 95t; Robert Vaughn 163b, 312; Vickie Cook 293b, 572; Janie Short 478, 430; Charity Vaughn 73t, 76b; Carole Watts 571, 503; Carter Cook 168, 421. Announcements were made.

RECESS

Gaylon Powell called the class back to order by leading 15 (Rudiments). Leaders: Bruce Coates 48t; Beverly Coates 527; Kristie Powell 210; Andrea Gaines 239; Crystal Meadows 400; Leon Ballinger 120; Ben Copenhaver 438t; Robert Vaughn 196; Vickie Cook 99; Carter Cook 53; Janie Short 511b; Charity Vaughn 208; Carole Watts 573.

Gaylon Powell led 377b as the closing song. Ben Copenhaver offered the closing prayer.

Chairman—Gaylon Powell, Vice Chairman—Beverly Coates, Secretary—Tammy Powell