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Brazos River Singing (Cooper Book)

Martin Luther Lutheran Church, Carmine, Texas

Saturday, April 6, 2013

The 22nd 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 31b. Ben Copenhaver offered the opening prayer. Gaylon Powell led 195.

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

Leaders: Leon Ballinger 222, 297; Tammy Powell 142, 171; Bruce Coates 32t, 63; Kristie Powell 208, 552; Tom Owen 344, 514; Janie Short 511b, 430; Beverly Coates 66, 380t; Jane Goforth 503, 82; Ben Copenhaver 472, 473.

RECESS

Gaylon Powell called the class back to order leading 172. Leaders: Gaylon Powell 520; Leon Ballinger 298, 300; Tammy Powell 553, 558; Bruce Coates 511t, 505; Kristie Powell 268b, 268t; Tom Owen 416t, 53; Janie Short 112, 99; Beverly Coates 213, 225t; Jane Goforth 128, 138t; Ben Copenhaver 504b, 332; Amanda Blevins 148, 143; Crystal Meadows 276, 384. Tom Owen offered the noon prayer.

LUNCH

Gaylon Powell called the class back to order leading 504t. Leaders: Gaylon Powell 269; Leon Ballinger 212, 182; Tammy Powell 189, 192; Bruce Coates 571, 484; Kristie Powell 379, 42; Tom Owen 138b, 398b; Janie Short 478, 200; Beverly Coates 378t, 398t; Jane Goforth 95t, 55; Ben Copenhaver 386, 284; Amanda Blevins 36b, 146; Crystal Meadows 581, 567; Linda Booker 199, 145b. Announcements were made. Leaders: Gaylon Powell 580; Leon Ballinger 120; Tammy Powell 95b; Bruce Coates 35; Kristie Powell 201; Tom Owen 369; Janie Short 563; Beverly Coates 541; Jane Goforth 164; Ben Copenhaver 583; Amanda Blevins 288; Crystal Meadows 198; Linda Booker 107.

Gaylon Powell, Leon Ballinger, and Tammy Powell led 527 as the closing song. Bruce Coates offered the closing prayer.

Chairman—Gaylon Powell; Vice Chairman—Leon Ballinger; Secretary—Tammy Powell