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New Providence Primitive Baptist Church

Ringgold, Louisiana

Saturday, August 31, 2013

The 7th 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 59 (CB). Prayer was offered by Henry McGuire.

During the morning session, song selections were from the B.F. White Sacred Harp, Cooper Revision. Leaders: Robert Vaughn 40 (CB); Henry McGuire 32b (CB), 54t (CB); Jackson Powers 45t (CB), 31t (CB); Baron Powers 239 (CB), 81 (CB); Charity Vaughn 459 (CB), 422b (CB); Joan Smith 442t (CB), 38b (CB); Peggy Ray 39 (CB), 507b (CB); Sonya Kirkham 559 (CB), 475 (CB); Carole Watts 96 (CB), 319 (CB).


Robert Vaughn called the class back to order leading 119 (CB). Leaders: Joe Asbell 146 (CB), 77t (CB); Mallory Oliver 392 (CB), 540 (CB); Sonya Kirkham 505 (CB); Joan Smith 47b (CB); Charity Vaughn 213 (CB); Baron Powers 63 (CB); Henry McGuire 78 (CB); Robert Vaughn 176b (CB). Robert Vaughn offered the blessing before the noon meal.


The afternoon session was called to order by Robert Vaughn leading 274t and 108t. All song selections were from The Sacred Harp, 1991 Edition. Leaders: Henry McGuire 111b, 100; Jackson Powers 202, 230; Joan Smith 49t, 127; Baron Powers 335, 79; Charity Vaughn 388, 569b; Peggy Ray 143, 566; Sonya Kirkham 282, 49b; Carole Watts 146, 82t; Joe Asbell 56t, 75; Kim Vaughn 490.

Announcements were made. Leaders: Jackson Powers 87; Joan Smith 58; Baron Powers 384; Charity Vaughn 400; Peggy Ray 68b; Sonya Kirkham 31t; Carole Watts 128; Joe Asbell 330b.

Robert Vaughn led 62 as the closing song. The closing prayer was offered by Elder Joe Asbell.

Chairman—Robert Vaughn; Secretary—Sonya Kirkham