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New Providence Primitive Baptist Church

Ringgold, Louisiana

Saturday, September 1, 2012

The 6th 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 at 10:00 a.m. by Robert Vaughn leading 264b (CB) and 388 (CB). The morning prayer was offered by Elder Joe Asbel.

The following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Robert Vaughn; Secretary—Mallory Oliver.

The morning session song selections were from the B.F. White Sacred Harp, Cooper Revision. Leaders: Mallory Oliver 78, 45t; Peggy Ray 64, 507b; Henry McGuire 497, 464; Frank Walsh 437, 159; Kristie Powell 380t, 268b; Charity Vaughn 491, 213 (t? b?); Gaylon Powell 232, 235; Baron Powers 239 (?), 59; Sonya Kirkham 559 (?), 39 (t? b?).

RECESS

Robert Vaughn called the class back to order leading 330b and 48t.

Leaders: Carole Watts 571, 367; Kim Vaughn 60, 95t; Ben Copenhaver 206, 528t; Susan Bernucho 408; Henry McGuire 411. Gaylon Powell offered the blessing before the noon meal.

LUNCH

The afternoon session song selections were from The Sacred Harp, 1991 Edition. Robert Vaughn called the class to order leading 142. Leaders: Susan Bernucho 455, 457; Henry McGuire 376, 472; Ben Copenhaver 355, 138t; Mallory Oliver 47t, 47b; Kim Vaughn 46, 490; Carole Watts 424, 344; Charity Vaughn 440, 186; Gaylon Powell 207, 442; Baron Powers 85, 119; Peggy Ray 143, 31b; Sonya Kirkham 124, 40.

RECESS

The class was called back to order by Robert Vaughn leading 354b.

Leaders: Kristie Powell 203, 110; Gaylon Powell 532 (CB); Henry McGuire 112; Ben Copenhaver 429; Kristie Powell 500.

Announcements were made. Leaders: Susan Bernucho 484 (CB); Carole Watts 87; Joe Asbel 332; Charity Vaughn 56t; Sonya Kirkham 384.

Peggy Ray led 347 as the closing song. The closing prayer was offered by Bro. Wordy Kent.

Chairman—Robert Vaughn; Secretary—Mallory Oliver